FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
TO: ALL MEDIA HOUSES IN AFRICA AND BEYOND.
AU DAY; CELEBRATION OF FAILURE AND IMPOTENCE.
Established on the 25th day of May 1963 on the basis of the “Abuja Treaty, the organisation of African Unity was disbanded by Thabo Mbeki and replaced by the African Union.
Whiles the footprint of the OAU is still strong, the African Union has not played any significant role in the lives of Africans and Africa.
We members of Movement for Young Pan-Africanist believes that the AU did little to protect the rights and liberties of African citizens from their own political leaders, terrorists, and the West neocolonialist project.
FAILURE AND IMPOTENCE OF THE AFRICAN UNION…
The AU looks increasingly powerless and helpless as genocides are being committed against the people on the continent. MoYoPA can confirm confidently that millions of women and young children have become refugees in their own country whiles hundreds of thousands have been murdered, raped and tortured to death by operations of Terrorist groupings notably, Al-Sheebab, Boko Haram amongst others. The paradox however is that, Africa continues to export her military manpower to continents like Lebanon in Asia, Syria, Gaza and other places across the world in matters of peace keeping.
It is evident that in 2002, the African Union was still asleep and it took the European Union and others to prepare the Resolution 1973 and its implementation for the Libyan crises that saw the fall of Col. Muamar Gaddafi regime.
In the field of peace and security, Chibok girls are still under abduction by Boko Haram in Nigeria meanwhile the African Union has the authority through decisions of its Peace and Security Council to interfere in member states to promote peace and protect democracy, including deploying military force in situations in which genocide and crime against humanity are being committed. The African Union has demonstrated greater impotence.
In the area of trade and commerce, the African Union has failed wholly by denial of their member states common currency, common passport, common bank and common trade zones for the fostering of intra African trade which is lesser than 15%. In fact, the African Union will have no reason to say their progress have been impeded by civil wars that are raging in few parts of Africa.
Problem and problems of “unemployment” among Africans. African youths continues to wallow in perpetual unemployment resulting in creation of army of idle youths who for lack of what to do has become ready tools for recruitment into Isis, Boko Haram, Al-Sheebab and other terrorist and extremist groupings.
The problems of Africa and the failure of the African Union can be told over and over.
We of MoYoPA believes that by continually celebrating African Union, we are indeed celebrating failure, impotence and backwardness of the African continent.
By this press message, we call on all African Youths, Women and Children everywhere in Africa to disregard the celebration of African Union Jamboree.
Management of MoYoPA.
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