A Virtual African celebration & conference for all the family
Listen to presentations about our political struggle and achievements in Africa, the Diaspora and here in Britain.
2021 Theme: Ubuntu - Celebrating Mother Africa
Celebrating Africa's advances - in political integration, economics, health & spirituality
We will start with drumming and libation at 4pm (GMT+1)
Sis Sylvia Arthur (Ghana/LOATAD) & Ousman Touray (Gambia)
more to be announced
With contributions from organisers based in Africa & Europe
Solidarity messages from: United Haiti Action Group; Socialist Youth Movement in Benin; Global African Congress; 4th Garveyist & Pan-African Movement (Spain/Equatorial Guinea); Umoja Pan-Africanist League (France); Communidad Negra Africana y Afrodecendiente en Espana (Spain)
To be broadcasted via Zoom (best on a PC or laptop)
We will share the Zoom link before the webinar on Saturday
Talking about African Unity, an economic vision through Ubuntu! - Ex Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe - Arthur Mutambara
As a community organisation, we believe it is important for our community to consider issues that affect us from our own perspective. We are providing the space for discussions and debates. We invite a wide range of African (Black) and other speakers to share their knowledge and join us in the discussions. We particularly encourage young people to attend and participate.
African Liberation Day - Saturday 29th May (4pm-7pm):
Previous ALD Panel
In 1998 François Mitterand said ‘Without Africa, France will have no history in the 21st century’. The CFA franc, used by 14 countries yet economically bound to France, is the last colonial currency on the African continent. This covers about 190 million people.
It's back in the headlines again, thanks to 5 years of sustained mobilisations by Pan-Africanist movements and a range of activists across the African continent.
There is also tentative agreement for the African countries to form their own currency and move all the money to an African bank. We must pressure these governments to deliver on their promise.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is an agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations. The free-trade is the largest in the world in terms of the number of participating countries and population (1.2 billion people) since the formation of the WTO.
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) intra-African trade remains below its potential, accounting for only 17% of the total African trade volume in 2017. In contrast, North American intracontinental trade accounts for 51% of exports, 49% in Asia, and 22% in Latin America, while among Western European countries this number reaches 69%.
Out of 55 Member States of the AU, 44 signed the Agreement in March 2018 at the AU Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
To ensure Nkrumah's vision for a united and liberated continent, all African People must ensure that our governments implement it in the best interests of the masses.