THE Global African Civil Society Organisations (GACSO) on Tuesday urged the African Union to use its upcoming conference in Accra as a platform to end black slavery in Arab lands before the Continent embarks on the “United States of Africa” agenda.
“There is a vital need to think through the Black African interest, and negotiate in detail to secure its requirements, before agreeing to US-Africa proposal.
In a statement to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, GACSO explained that the US-Africa proposal was a cover UP for Arab colonialism and Arab expansionism in Black Africa.
It, therefore, urged Black African Presidents of the African Union (AU) to vote against it at the Accra Summit in July. “At the very least, they should vote to postpone any decision on it for five years so that a vigorous debate can be carried out by the people, so they can knowledgeably and democratically mandate their Presidents on what to do about it.
“We could take a lesson from the European Union process where key stages of the unification have been preceded by plebiscites in each member country.
“After it is signed, the Arabs would, predictably, treat any second thoughts and objections to details as treason.”
The statement signed by a GACSO revolutionary Dr Chinweizu, said all of Black Africa was being wooed today by the promoters of the so-called US-Africa agenda that aimed to unite the entire continent, Blacks and Arabs together, under one federal state.
“Black Africans need to assess the pros and cons of the unification; debate it in the hamlets and chalets for every citizen to understand the hidden agenda, before the leaders take a decision on behalf of the larger population, who have no knowledge of the US-Africa agenda,” the statement stated.
GACSO debunked the argument of leading proponent of US-African proposal, President Mouammar Gadtahfi of Libya that African countries stood to gain potential economic benefits from the unification.
The GACSO described the assertion as invalid stressing that the “continental size is neither a necessary nor sufficient condition for becoming an economic power.
“If it were so, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, let alone Switzerland and most of the European countries would be economic midgets; and the Asian tigers too. On the other hand, Antarctica and Australia, as continents, would be economic giants.”