Saturday, April 13, 2013

Honoring Pan-Africanism at the Celebration of 50th Anniversay in the "21st Centuary Scramble to Africa" (May 25, 2013-May 25, 2014)

Honoring Pan-Africanism at the Celebration of 50th Anniversay in the "21st Centuary Scramble to Africa" (May 25, 2013-May 25, 2014)

Prepared by: Judy Miriga
CEO and Executive Director of
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa

Dated: April 12th 2013

Presented at: 2015 Bunker Hill Rd. NE
                       Washington DC 20018

Black historical culture and tradition is deeply rooted in their struggle for freedom and this in part is recognized in honor of their valued struggle for dignity, value and virtue of Black Human Race to be recognized and respected under Human Rights as a whole. The African-American culture has its origin rooted in Africa. The Black’s cultural values is a blend of chiefly the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahelean Cultures. Although slavery greatly restricted the ability of Americans of African descent to practice their cultural traditions, many practices, values, and beliefs survived and over time have modified or blended with those of White culture and other cultures such as those of Native Americans and the Jamaicans in the Carribean Islands. In such struggle, we recognize people like Mwalimu Julius Kabarange Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba of Congo, Tom Mboya of Kenya, Martin Luther King of USA, Malcom Max of USA, Nkrumah of Ghana, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela of South Africa etc.,

Thankfully, we are now witnessing a glimpse of the African renaissance due to the sacrifices of great leaders such as Dr. WEB Dubois, The Honorable Marcus Garvey, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Queen Mother Moore, Dr. John H. Clarke, Abdias do Nascimento, Ambassador Dudley Thompson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. These and other courageous people were able to unify across the globe in struggle for freedom and justice in Africa, and in the African Diaspora. Their struggle resulted in the May 25, 1963 establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU) that spearheaded the decisive struggles for African freedom, human rights, independence and now for greater unity. To continue strengthening their freedom and to reunify with their children in the United States and beyond after centuries of forced separation, the African Union has “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our continent, in the building of the African Union" for a peaceful, unified and prosperous Africa. During the 20th ordinary session of the AU assembly in Ethiopia from January 22-28, 2013, the African Union leaders declared May 25, 2013 the 50th anniversary of the Organization of the African Unity (OAU) calling for those of African descent across the world to commemorate May 25, 2013-May 25, 2014 as a tribute to African people’s long struggle for the freedom, independence, human rights, and justice. This month of May we celebrate the rebirth of a people who have given so much to the foundation of our life and the future of humanity.

The West Africans, the Eastern Africa, the Jamaicans with those Native Americans believed that spirits dwelled in their surrounding nature. For this, they honor their Cultural Community Leaders and mostly pay respect to their parted souls. It is believed that, the spirit of the past are always alive on the other side of the unseen world. It is therefore, most Africans believe in paying respect in spiritualism of the past; more specifically this tradition fits well with the Pan-Africanism struggle for Independence for the African Freedom Fighters.

Without dwelling much on the religion, in the beginning of the 18th Century, Islam began to spread across North Africa; and this shift of religion began displacing traditional African spiritual practices. The fusion of traditional African beliefs with Christianity provided a common place shared by different community cultures. This was the beginning of shared values experienced amongst different communities united together as one family.

Today, we are again coming together under one umbrella of Pan-Africanism to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Africa’s struggle for Independence. It fits well to recognize and honor the Black Africa struggle for independence and dedicate in recognizing with honor those who before us put their lives on line to free Africans from oppressiveness, Slavery with discrimination of Blacks by the white colonial regime rulership.

Yes, today we have many more challenges the reason why we must unite to keep the pressure to free ourselves. We dont have to beg for our rights. We must demand for fair and better deals. We must demand for inclusive unifying policies where all humans are treated with dignity and virtue we all deserve. We must begin to engage and network with the local community to improve our economic sustainability progressive agenda. We must organize how things must be done the right way to achieve our economic security and sustainability investing in the diversity potentials that we have. We must unite to establish Legal Team to look into our interest objectively. We must engage in the Government system as partners for development since the Government belongs to the people and it is the process through which public service delivery is channelled in an organized systematic manner. We dont have time to talk talk or blame blame, but do the things we need to do puting our theories into action. We must jointly engage African Leaders to stop Land Grabbing and corruption in Africa by consolidating and strengethening our Legal Establishment that look into our interests and affairs. The ICC Hague should not be a place to condemn Africans alone but all wrong doers collectively. This is the way we shall demand to forge ahead.

Past History:
From the earliest days during the 17th Century, American owners sought to exercise control over their slaves by attempting to strip them of their African culture. The physical isolation destroyed the historical values to some level and compounded the abandoning of African Tradition and Cultures as can be seen within the Brazilian, Haitian, the Dutch Guyanas more specifically withing the Caribbean Island communities …..etc.,

Present Historical Situation in Africa:
There is a 21st century struggle facing Africa today. It is a new wave of Africa’s biggest test where Africans must unite to free themselves if not, the whole race of Africa faces destruction with eminent Africa’s Land Invasion by those who are wealthy. It is known as “the Scramble for Africa. This is a new form of imperialism, where African Leaders are complicit in the re-colonization of Africa under a conspiracy of Corporate occupation of Africa.

In Commemorating Pan-African 50th Anniversary Celebration it gives me a reason to recognize gains that were made by the African Freedom Fighters and realize areas where we need to take stock within African value in the historical struggle. The vision of African Freedom fighters is real and is still alive. The spirit of our parted Freedom fighters are still alive within us. It is the reason why when we look back through the History, the Spirits for the Dream come alive. We must begin to get engaged and do better, so this world is able to enjoy the Unity peace brings in love. Complete happiness comes when Historical Culture and Tradition values are brought back to life to awaken the spirits of the Freedom Fighters. Their fights were not in vain and so is the need for a united front to confront “The Scramble for Land Grabbing in Africa” today. This calls for the question each one need to ask, who are we? ....... Our historical values for struggle is the reason we must be united to stop selfish gains by Land Grabbers which is about to destroy livelihood and survival of African existence in the challenges of the competition at the Global Market Place another reason which is about to cut us off from connecting our ancestors and the spirit of African Cultural Tradition.


We are in 21st Century, and the world is yet again shocked by another wave of unfriendly corruption taking toll in Africa by what is known as "Land Grabbing". Africa's Land has become another target for the mean, selfish greedy and the rich who wish to engage on Free Trade through influence corrupt African leaders to illegally, irregularly and unconstitutionally steal Public resources without following any legal process; but the deals are done secretively under-table without caring or consulting the legal rightful channel for sale of disposing property. This they do in total disregard of the Democratic Constitutional Principles and Public Mandate.

Those who acquire Africa's land falsely are after power and the control to monopolize world market-place in "The Emerging Markets". This behavior constitute a serious crime, violation and abuse of human rights against the vulnerable and poor Africans who loose their livelihood and survival violently with no prior consultation, no fair legal justice or paying attention to their pleas for redemption simply because the people are helpless and cannot defend themselves against such a criminal invasion of their Rights, Dignity and Privacy. When people of Africa in the event of loosing their lands, are Mercilessly killed and tortured without empathy because they are weak and helpless, so they can easily be driven out of their homeland to pave way for Land Grabbers. What is the world Leaders reactions against Human Rights Violation, crime and abuse by Land Grabbers??? Is it right for the world to simply just sit and assume the Problem of Africa is not their problem, and that they will do nothing about it?

These corrupt irregular dealings, undertakes acquisition and transfers of large-scale of land behind the scene, often the deals are brokered at the expense and great loses of lives of the vulnerable African poor communities who lose their Communities, homes and livelihoods - sometimes violently - with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal. This means that the Land Transfer engagement in Africa are based on Violation and Abuse including Crime against Humanity that are punishable at the ICC Hague.

I am a victim of Land Grabbing and I am giving a true account of what I have gone through and it is not different to those other poor of Africa. The amount of Mental Torture, huge loses Social and Economic loses, excruciating Trauma, Pain and Sufferings cannot be easily quantified or explained. There is nothing to compare with it. The feeling is like the world has ended for those who have been pushed out of their homelands.

Atleast more than 1,500,000 people in Africa have been stolen from and are displaced where many have been forced to live on the streets. Some are brutalized and killed every election time, with others have their families mercilessly killed, leaving millions homeless without land or without any means to survive. African people in this category have lost everything and they are without any hope for recovery, reparation, mediation or any form of Legal Representation.

During 2008 poll violence which escalated in Kenya, many of those who lost their homes are still without a place to call home. Their communities were destroyed and many children and youths from those affected areas could not resist joinig illegal terror gang groups and many others lost direction as abandoned children and indulge in anti-social behaviors; where other children, girl child are sold out to prostitutions by their mothers. In other instances, many women also joined the illicit prostitution so they can feed their families and have roof over their heads.

Reaching the Solutions from this mega problem in Africa does not need hand-outs or spoon feeding. There is urgent need for the world to join together and condemn and join with us to take Legal Action against the Land Grabbers for reparation and compensation. As it can be seen, victims of Land Grabbing with those displaced are still hoping against hope, but up-till-now, five years down the line, they still have no place to call home.

Since politicians in African are so corrupt, the way to go is to engage the International Legal Jurisdiction Team to help mediate and resolve the problem of Africa's Land Grabbing at the International ICC Court and provide sustainable resettlement for the communities that were affected so they can begin to live a life of meaning again.

Presently, the whole world is experiencing increase of food prices, high cost fuel and rent; and the situation is not going to get any better soon if problem of Africa is not taken seriously. Africa is fundamentally potential and it cannot be under estimated that Africa is the back bone of Economic Stability for competitive Industrialized world. How can Land Grabbing in Africa be taken lightly by the world leaders? Coupled with scarcity of new job creations; high cost of basic needs, increase of joblessness and homelessness; terrorist gangs will find room to thrive and Land Grabbing in Africa will explore crimes of all kinds in high magnitude which will definitely be catastrophic and might turn explosive.

Black People of Africa, Unite to Force the Change to this Land Grabbing euphoria in Africa .........With possible global policy response, Solution will be found:

It is said, a stitch in time saves nine. The world must have guiding principles with threshold of consequences otherwise, if the world is disorganized, serious conditions from lack of human basic needs is able to pose greater risk in economic imbalances. Economic securities are necessary to generate mutual conducive environment needed for peace and unity shared for common good of all. There is therefore urgent need for an immediate solution to Africa's Land Grabbing before it turns explosive making survival extremely difficult and fueling terrorism, family destructions, weakening Law and Order, allowing sale of human organs, with drug and child prostitution trafficking as an acceptable business norm, global poverty with food insecurity.

Law must not be discharged discriminatively. All people are the same before God the creator and all people must be treated equally the same. People of Africa although they are poor and vulnerable, the rich and mighty through corruption, ganged and conspired against them and it is the reason why Africans have been pushed to the corner of extreme poverty, pain and sufferings all these years.

We the people of the world must stand together to condemn and prosecute Land Grabbers of Africa. It can be done. Let us stand together to Stop Land Grabbing in Africa.

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

Please note:

Kenyans who contributed to the struggle for Kenya's liberation from colonial rule.
1894 – August 22, 1978
1911 – 20 January 1994
31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957
Former Butere MP
18 October 1923 – 15 August 2004
1923 – 22 1972
15 August 1930 – 5 July 1969
1922 – 14 August 1992
1920 – 9 June 2007
1922 – 7 March 2005
Kikuyu Leader kidnapped by the British and buried alive in 1892
Full names Argwingi Makodhek (Gem Moa Chiedo (GMC)) - died 1969
1860 – 19 October 1905
Female Giriama Leader, resisted British attempts to eradicate Giriama Culture.
Unsolved mystery
31 March 1927 - 25 February 1965
Nandi elder died December 1983

1.Jomo Kenyatta.
2. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
3. Daniel Arap Moi
4. Mbiyu Koinange son of Senior Chief Koinange wa Mbiyu.
5 Harry Thuku.
6. Dedan Kimathi
7. Martin Shikuku
8. Paul Ngei
9. Ronald Ngala.
10. Achieng Oneko.
11. Tom Mboya.
12. Masinde Muliro.
13. Argwings Kodhek.
14. Bildad Kaggia.
15. Kung'u Karumba
16. Fred Kubai.
17. Waiyaki Hinga
18. Koitalel arap Samoei
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The World Bank has rejected a call by Oxfam International to freeze the lender’s investment in land-intensive agricultural projects, saying such a move would not help prevent abusive practices in the purchase of acreage. Do you think World Bank is realistic in their contribution? What do you think? Do you agree or disagree that World Bank is in any way helpful to the people of Africa or not? What is the World Bank up to? Globally, People of Africa want to know whether World bank is in the offensive or defensive......
This new wave of land deals in Africa is not the new investment in agriculture that millions had been waiting for. 99% of the deals accross Africa are in fact "land grabs" where the rights and needs of the people living on the land are denied and ignored, leaving them homeless and unable to grow enough food or make a reasonable dignified resourceful living from the use of their land in a well planned Agenda for Progressive Development to remove poverty and sufferings.
Oxfam's research outlines a Ugandan case study where at least 22,500 people lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company (NFC). Evictees told Oxfam they were forcibly removed and have been left without enough food or money.
Despite court orders restraining evictions by the company, eye-witnesses say company workers took part in some evictions anyway. NFC denies itsinvolvement in any evictions.
This is what the people had to say........"All our plantations were cut down - we lost the banana and cassava. We lost everything we had," said one of the Ugandan evictees, Christine, a farmer in her mid 40s. "The company's casual labourers would attack us -they beat and threatened people. Even now they won't let us back in to look for the things we left behind. I was threatened - they told me they were going to beat me if we didn't leave."
The Uganda case clearly shows how land grabs are slipping through the net of existing safeguards. Investors, governments and international organisations must prioritise an end to land grabs by fixing current policies and regulations, which all too often fail to ensure local people are consulted or treated fairly, and by ensuring all relevant international standards are respected.
"Investment in agriculture should be good news but this land rush is reversing decades of hard-earned improvements to people's lives," said Stansfield. "We need urgent global action so that local communities with relatively little do not lose everything for the benefit of a few. It's time to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat."
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Despite the signing of the Lusaka Peace Accord in July among the seven African armies engaged in a war there, the truce has been violated by all countries and tensions continue. In addition, as the country becomes more accessible, immense humanitarian needs are being uncovered. The war already has displaced 1 million people and put several million at the risk of starvation.
Republic of Congo
Its ongoing civil war offers no hope of a quick solution in 1999. More than 500,000 people have been displaced thus far. Between 10,000-15,000 people died in 1999 alone as a result of the conflict.
Ethiopia & Eritrea
Fighting continues between these two countries over a border dispute. Thousands have been killed and there are estimated to be hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people. There also have been reports of forced emigration, ethnic cleansing and military action against civilians in both countries.
Extensive and extreme poverty has been exacerbated by a culture of violence, clan warfare and drought in Somalia, primarily due to years of clan-fighting. There are more than 400,000 Somali refugees, and much of the country from Mogadishu to the Kenya border operates as a stateless, clan-controlled society. Constitutional provisions and national laws are inoperative, except in break-away (and, as yet unrecognized) Somaliland. Recently, the country has faced floods and droughts, as well as a ban on the export of livestock to Saudi Arabia and other nations. About 1 million people in the central and southern regions are affected, 300,000 need food aid, including 200,000 children.
Sudan’s civil war has continued for the better part of four decades. Virtually all of Sudan's nine neighbors have become embroiled in the conflict in some way over the years. Relations with Ethiopia have improved this year and a peace deal with Uganda was brokered earlier this month. Yet, no lasting peace agreement has been brokered between the SPLA and the government in Khartoum. In terms of human costs, more than 1.9 million people have died in southern Sudan and the Nuba Mountains since 1983 as a result of the war, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees. Fighting also has caused massive internal displacement, leaving millions more homeless or without lands to farm and threatened by starvation and disease. Furthermore, the south is far behind the north developmentally due to the war and benign neglect during colonial rule. Violence is expected to continue.


Foreign Countries, World Bank & IMF colluding with Private Companies, wealthy foreigners and Foreign Universities are rapidly engaged in robbery with violence taking over Africa's land from Africa local Communities and families; distabilizing and forcing people out of their land, which as a result is turning local people into homeless Refugees and slaves labourers in their own homeland. This is criminal invasion of Rights, it is denying people of Africa honorable and dignified livelihood from meaningful discent survival and is invading privacy:

1. Some of this data are reports from victims who have join with us to call on leaders of the world to join in stopping and finding solutions to help fix Corruption and LandGrabbing mess; some are compiled by the Land Matrix Partnership, a coalition of academic, research and non-governmental organisations, but are consolidated as one huge problem that must be solved conclusively.

The 227 million hectares figure is based on information on land deals over 200 hectares from a range of sources including government reports,academic research, company websites, media reports and the few contracts that are available. Lack of transparency makes it difficult to get exact figures, but to-date up to 1,100 of these deals - amounting to 67 million hectares - have been cross-checked and the coalition is continuing the cross-checking process. It is calling for increased transparency among companies and governments so that the true scale of the problem can be accurately understood.

The Land Matrix Partnership includes the International Land Coalition,the universities of Bern and Hamburg, the French research institute CIRAD, the German agency for technical cooperation, GIZ and Oxfam.

2. The evictions took place between 2006 and 2010. One High Court order was granted on August 24, 2009 and remained valid until March 18, 2010. The other was granted on June 19, 2009 and remained in force until October 2, 2009. Both orders were to restrain evictions by the company.

The New Forests Company stated the majority of local residents had no legal right to the land, they had left peacefully and that the process was the sole responsibility of the Ugandan National Forestry Authority.It told Oxfam it had brought jobs and amenities to local communities and its activities had been approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council and International Finance Corporation


Dear World Bank President Jim Kim,

Land deals across Africa and the developing world are forcing poor people off their land and out of their livelihoods, with little to no way to survive, and without consultation. Large companies have now purchased land that could feed one billion people annually. And yet the World Bank, tasked with reducing poverty worldwide, funds many of these predatory deals.

Oxfam and other organizations have voiced their opposition to your funding of such land grabs, and I would like to add my voice to theirs. Please freeze investment in land deals such as these and help correct the injustices that are befalling poor farmers worldwide even as you read this message. The World Bank is uniquely positioned to influence policy on this issue, so please do the right thing.


[Your Name Here]

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Petition Calls for Halt to New ‘Land Grab’ in Africa
( Hunger )

A group of 500 NGOs have delivered a petition to the G20 agricultural leaders calling for a stop to land grabbing. Increasingly foreign corporations and universities are buying up land under the guise of "responsible agricultural investment." However, these practices are anything but "responsible." Analysis of land contracts reveals that most deals provide few jobs and force thousands of people off the land.

About Land Grabbing

Land grabbing is the contentious issue of large-scale land acquisitions; the buying or leasing of large pieces of land in developing countries, by domestic and transnational companies, governments, and individuals. While used broadly throughout history, land grabbing as used today primarily refers to large-scale land acquisitions following the 2007-2008 world food price crisis. By prompting food security fears within the developed world and newfound economic opportunities for agricultural investors and speculators, the food price crisis caused a dramatic spike in large-scale agricultural investments, primarily foreign, in the Global South for the purposes of food and biofuels production. Initially hailed by investors and some developing countries as a new pathway towards agricultural development, investment in land has recently been criticized by a number of civil society, governmental, and multinational actors for the various negative impacts that it has had on local communities.

The target locations of most land grabs are in the Global South, with 70% of land grabs concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other primary areas of note are in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

History of Africa's Slave Trade (Obama's Visit to Ghana)
Published on Sep 29, 2012
History of Africa's Slave Trade (Obama's Visit to Ghana) / The Ancient Empire of Ghana was heavily impacted by the first Europeans who made their way to Africa, which were the Portuguese in 1471. They came in pursuit of gold and this led to the start of the African slave trade, which the Europeans incorporated themselves in. The British fought for control over what was then known as the Guinea coast, which was the Ancient Empire of Ghana. The British successfully won control and renamed it the Gold Coast. The Ashanti kingdom was the last section to be incorporated in the British Gold Coast and brought under British rule. They were reluctant to give into British rule, and also to give away the ancient golden stool that the British were so desperately eager to acquire from them once they got to know of it. So one female warrior named Yaa Asantewaa was determined to defend the Ashanti kingdom and make sure that the golden stool would not get into the hands of the British colonial power. Nana Prempeh the first at the time had ascended the throne as the new Ashanti hene. In 1874, the Gold Coast became an official British colony. As a result of opposing colonial rule, both Yaa Asantewaa and Prempeh were sent to an island east of mainland Africa called Seychelles in exile. Yaa Asantewaa died in exile in 1921, but Nana Prempeh managed to survive and was allowed by the British to return to the Gold Coast which was in 1924, 3 years after Yaa Asantewaa's death. The slave trade in Africa made its way to North America where the African diaspora began. Slaves were working on plantations in the south and picking cotton. This led to Harriet Tubman's secret underground railroad discovery, which many slaves used as a way to escape from their slave masters. Slaves who were brought from Africa in ships were treated very horribly once they arrived in America, and even while they were on their way coming in the ships they were treated badly and living in deplorable conditions. Many were chained and shackled together. While in America over the years fighting for equal rights, it sparked the civil rights movement. This brought great civil rights leaders like Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., among many others. Recently the first Black democratically President visited Ghana and also went to see Cape Coast castle, a place where many slaves were kept in order to be brought onto the ships which shipped them off. He chose Ghana as the first country to visit in Sub-Saharan Africa since becoming President, and of course Africa as a whole. Many saw him as acknowledging and realizing Ghana's political and economic stability over other countries in Africa. He even chose Ghana over his father's home country Kenya. It was then discovered that Ghana had become some sort of a pilgrimage for many African Americans who were and are interested in learning about the history of the slave trade.

Kick box Champ Seeks to take the Gauntlet of Dr. King to Africa
Uploaded on Jan 15, 2012
5 Time World Karate Kickboxing champion Anthony "Amp" Elmore of Memphis had plans to be in Nairobi, Kenya January 2012 to honor and celebrate the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King mentioned Nairobi, Kenya in his last speech in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. Dr. King was a member of the organization A.C.O.A "American Committee On Africa". Dr. King served as the groups chairman in 1957 fighting against apartheid in South Africa. Elmore insists;" we must take the gauntlet of Dr. King to Africa."(Kenya)
Elmore traveled to Kenya in 1990 to premier his movie "The Contemporary Gladiator." While on Safari in Kenya, Elmore experienced a "Spiritual Revelation." Elmore says he encountered the spirit of his "African Ancestors." In a revelation to him Elmore vowed to tell African Americans to come home to Africa. Elmore felt as if he had communicated with Dr. King and Kenyan leader Tom Mboya who got Obama Sr. to America. Elmore vowed to pick up the Gauntlet of both Dr. King and Mboya. Elmore believes close family and community will improve our nations.

Elmore returned from Kenya in 1990 with a mission for Africa. For over a decade Elmore took groups to Kenya. In 1992 Elmore met Kenya President Daniel Arap Moi. President Moi called Elmore an African Ambassador. The spirit of Africa encompassed Elmore. Elmore married a Kenya woman and he developed and promoted many aspects of African culture in America. Elmore got Kenya honored in its Memphis Africa in April celebration in 2003. Elmore's special guest was Kenya's minister of Tourism Najib Balala. In 1998 Elmore traveled to Accra, Ghana, he entered the African Import business becoming an African designer. Elmore designed the 1st "All African Home in America." In 2009 Elmore designed an African styled tuxedo for President Obama that was accepted by the White House; President Obama sent Elmore a thank you note. See video .

In 2007 Elmore gained the attention of Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen. Congressman Cohen supported Elmore's efforts and he mentioned Elmore's work on the floor of Congress in 2009. Elmore believes that it was his influence that motivated Congressman Cohen to take an interest in Africa. The Congressman has visited 10 African Countries. In 2010 Elmore with Congressman Cohen visited with Embassies of Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana. Former Kenya Ambassador Peter Ogego expressed enthusiasm regarding Elmore's interest for Kenya. Ambassador Ogego promised Elmore his support; however he was replaced a few months after meeting with Elmore and Congressman Steve Cohen. Elmore desires to build a relationship with Kenya Ambassador Elkanah Odembo.

Elmore's 22 years of dedication regarding African causes makes him one of the most knowlegible African Americans in the world regarding understanding African and African/American relationships. African/Americans spend 44 billion a year on travel and Africa gets very little of the African/American dollars. Elmore understands that Africa has not put in place "Cultural Pathways" to gain African /American support. Elmore wants to introduce the idea of "Cultural Pathways "to the Republic of Kenya. Elmore wrote a plan called Memphis 21st Century that opens trade, social and economic relationships between Kenya and Memphis. Elmore's passion is to honor Dr. King's legacy via taking the Gauntlet of Dr. King to Kenya and all of Africa. Elmore desires to launch a comprehensive plan called the "Safari Initiative." One Acronym for Safari is; "Style African Family Application Renaissance Initiative." The Safari Initiative calls for a 2015 homecoming celebration in Kenya whereas Kenya will honor African Americans with a historic "State Reception". Elmore posted a video on YouTube called the "Safari Homecoming Celebration Video." Elmore finds dealing with Kenya Embassy as "Challenging" and he asks Ambassador Odembo to join in the spirit of Kenya's Harambee. Elmore asked Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen to write a letter to the Kenyan Embassy on his behalf.

Understanding the importance of family and our nation Elmore created a 10 minute video and Elmore is praying that the Whitehouse will quietly call leaders in Kenya to support the noble idea of uniting family. See Video on You Tube . Elmore desired to address the Kenyan Parliament. Also Elmore desires to meet with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and invite him to Memphis to honor Dr. King. Elmore want to let President Obama know that the Safari Initiative can create jobs in both Africa and America. African Americans have double the unemployment and President Obama can help to implement our jobs program and family program. To reach Anthony "Amp" Elmore at via email address . For complete detail information visit the website

Kingdoms of Africa - Kingdom.of.Asante
Published on Oct 18, 2012
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Tom Mboya & Dr. Martin L King at a Civil Rights Rally in DC
Uploaded on Jan 19, 2009
African Nationalist Thomas Joseph Mboya coordinated an "airlift" in 1959 of 81 Kenyan students to the USA to attend college. With the help of Dr. King, the African American Students Foundation and its sponsors, Harry Belafonte, Jackie Robinson, and Sidney Poitier, Mboya raised sufficient funds to cover the students' travel expenses. One of the students was a certain Barack Husein Obama snr., the late father of US President Barrack Obama. This rally was in Washington DC, 1959

Sekou Toure NKrumah Patrice Lumumba Pan Africanism RBG Tube PanAfrican

The History of Patrice Lumumba, the Congo, and Colonization

Congo : Patrice Lumumba (3) (La dernière entrevue avant sa mort))

The History of Pan African Movement
Uploaded on Mar 1, 2010
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Africa's Slave Trade to Colonialism to Liberation
Published on Sep 29, 2012
Africa's Slave Trade to Colonialism to Liberation / The history behind Africa's slave trade, how it started, and where in Africa it began first. African chiefs used to sell their own people in exchange for valued goods, or treasured assets. Then, when the Europeans arrived they began trading with them. The Europeans offered what they had in exchange for slaves and the slave trade became a widely known, and relevant phenomenon in most parts of the world. America and Europe needed people who could do hard labor, who could do their work for them which were rigorous tasks. Slave traders came along the African coast, which was the Sub-region (South of the Sahara) to acquire slaves. They would get them in large numbers and pack them inside the ships they came with. Then, in the 1800s the slave trade was abolished by Abraham Lincoln and then European colonialism/imperialism became the new system in which mainly the Europeans created to strengthen their nations. The necessity of raw materials, namely natural resources, led to European colonization. Also, to establish colonies which were brought up in the ways of the colonial powers, particularly Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, among others in order to extend their influence both culturally, politically, socially, and religiously. The geographic borders one sees on the map today of Africa, were designed by the European colonial powers who wanted to divide the continent into sections whereby it would be clear who's colony was where, and that each colony would stay within boundaries. This was carried out in 1884 in Berlin, Germany. Africa's resources were being exported immensely to the nations which ruled over certain colonies there, thus being distributed out to the rest of the world. After World War 2 and the establishment of the United Nations, nationalists movements began which internal self government came into focus and practice, thus leading to independence, sovereignty, and the emancipation /liberation of the African continent. Pan Africanists/nationalists/freedom fighters like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Sekou Toure, among others came into being and agitated for independence.

The Luo of Kenya: A Visual history (music : VUC Lamo)
Uploaded on Jul 23, 2010
The Luo of Kenya also known as 'Jo'kowiny' settled around the Kavirondo gulf present day lake Victoria which is also the source of the Mighty Nile river. descendent from the larger Kingdom of Nubia, the Luo migrated south from the Sudan. Famed for their intelligence, oratory ability and sense of style. The Luo tribe, through intermarriages and wars, are part of the genetic admixture that includes all modern East African ethnic groups as well as members of the Buganda Kingdom, the Bunyoro Kingdom, the Toro Kingdom of Uganda. The Music 'Lamo' meaning prayer in dholuo, is a traditional Luo Christian praise song by Voices United Choir Africa music kenya luo dholuo swahili experience music; kenyan gospel Luo gospel benga rumba ethnic vuc lamo akinyi otieno


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