AFRIKA DEMANDS APOLOGY THROUGH MANDELA AND MUGABE

Post-Mandela Madiba?s 18th July 2012 Birthday Salutation to all Afrika Person preceding commemoration of 2012 Afrika Liberation Day (ALD)! We greet one another from North Afrika to South Afrika; from East Afrika to West Afrika: We ask about the health and well-being of Afrika person, our politics and our economy; we note all is not well whether in Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Azania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia or elsewhere. We cite Traditional, Christian and Muslim prayers remembering the God of Afrika, our Source of life and all who have passed on and are; we ask the best blessing for Afrika and Afrika person. There is satisfying drumming, singing, ululating, dancing and laughing; united around our Stools, we share the same gourd of life and gourd of water in recognition of what we like.

Our Ancestors are calling upon we – living Afrika person, to venerate Mandela and Mugabe as our great parents on the date-line of Mandela birthday; and call on Afrika-sensitive organisations (see endnotes) habited by Afrika ?Army? of opinion-makers to immortalise Mandela and Mugabe. Having survived this far and to go further, it is befitting that this line July 2012 is marked with apology from non-Afrika people and their monarchs through Mandela and Mugabe.

Non-Afrika people and their arrogant monarchs and heads of state have not rendered an apology for plunder and pilferage visited on Afrika habitat for centuries. Our ancestors ARE not pleased. Afrika Ancestors and progeny therefore demand this apology first in recognition and appreciation that being of advance age, both Mandela and Mugabe have done their bit to raise the struggle for liberating Afrika Habitat to a new level.

Afrika Ancestors and progeny demand this apology per second so that Afrika ?Army? of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders, charged with addressing the hurtful experiences visited on Afrika person by non-Afrika people, partake in raising the struggle to liberate Afrika Habitat to an even higher level that our ancestor, the Original Man, would definitely approve; including inscribing/immortalising Mandela and Mugabe, in the annals of Afrika liberation, in a way that is special and specific to us: Demanding an Apology for the plunders and pilferage of Afrika Natural resources from non-Afrika people.

Afrika Ancestors and progeny demand this apology third to execute the political calling and responsibility to advance the socio-economic progress of our habitat; meaning a call to a new and meaningful negotiating level, of new economic and political relations; and of social linkage with non-Afrika people. The lack of advancing progress is indelible mark in the mind, body and soul of Afrika Person (ancestral, living and progeny) reminding us of uncompleted struggles of wresting Afrika free from the illegitimate control of non-Afrika people; and building a New Africa Habitat through social, economic and political reconstruction.? Our ancestors NEED to be pleased.

Afrika persons DO not learn anger against things we dislike; Afrika persons DO not learn switching on tears for our pains and hurts; Afrika persons DO not learn lines of laughter: all these are embedded in the Afrika nationalities? crafts, art, songs and dance, and shall forever live because our ancestors will it.

This 2012 Afrika person remembers our ancestors? continuing drive to SURVIVE, PROTECT, remain LOYAL and TRUE to the inalienable inheritance of Afrika habitat. It is about remembering with pride our SHIELD AND SPEAR. Our ancestors while heaving with pride the Shield and Spear drew on Our Sand, Our Waters and Our Forests, the Line of Freedom, Equality and Justice in the habitat for all Afrika people coming into the Afrika habitat: ?THIS FAR AND NO FURTHER?. Afrika Shield shielded Afrika persons from being obliterated by non-Afrika people. Afrika Spear, speared non-Afrika people who adversely interfered with the habitat. Afrika person in salutation to Mandela and Mugabe and in demanding an apology rededicate their person to total liberation of a UNITED AND STRONG AFRIKA with tenacity, life and death in circle of service, sacrifice and suffering; and to their continued survival, continuity and future, of and in the Afrika habitat – FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER.? Our ancestors must be pleased.

Africa liberation did not just arrive on Afrika habitat preceding total future Afrika liberation; Afrika habitat stumbled on it in the path of light-love-plan. Its? this that made Afrika person sacrifice life and limb not knowing what fate waits around the circle. It drove the Field Marshalls of Afrika person ?army? to soldier on as every setback stiffened their back; they resolved to free Afrika habitat from the plunder, pilferages and control by non-Afrika people. With every setback came more hope that control of Afrika?s inalienable inheritance was achievable. Those recalled by our ancestors did respond peacefully well aware and satisfied that they had done their bit. After tributes, solace and recovering of energy, the living take on the on-going challenge of freeing Afrika habitat, in part, to encourage the spirits of the departed to renew and return as new creations in the great circle of life. Our ancestors must be pleased.

Significantly, the Afrika Habitat of Ghana under the CPP, in 1957, signed up to total liberation with a clarion call: ?Forward Ever, Backward Never?, ?the independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa?, trail-blazing the habitat?s separation from political stranglehold by non-Afrika people. Its? ?army? of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders demonstrably heaved the Shield and Spear of the Ghana habitat to liberate their habitat and pursue the freeing of the rest of the Afrika habitat. This ?army? and that who bear offensive and defensive weapons of the Ghana habitat, MUST not be found wanting, in joining all other Afrika person armies in the pursuit of total liberation of Afrika habitat.

The concert of efforts is evidenced by our observations of the lines on Our Sand, Our Waters and Our Forests: Afrika Day March 14th; Afrika Liberation Day May 25th; different habitats as demarcated in Berlin, observe the lines on the sand, waters and forest marking the regressing and loosening of non-Afrika peoples? stranglehold on habitat?s resources. Light is shining from the so-called dark Afrika habitat, thanks to our ancestors; it?s not ?Afrika Liberation Night?. However dim, it?s called total Afrika Liberation, repeat ?total LIBERATION?. Today this brightens the force of words: Forward Ever, Backward Never; Aluta Continua?; a united and strong Afrika Habitat? undoubtedly will ?Forever? shine brighter; it will ?Never? be dimmed or extinguished till we once again are owners, controllers, financiers, managers and directors of Afrika. It is an awakening opportunity to also observe the reality that Mandela and Mugabe in their advance years are to handover to the next generation: ‘THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES’ mantra to liberate Afrika from neo-colonialism, the last stage of imperialism, the last stage of capitalism.

Mandela and Mugabe could not have arrived at this grand age and at the apex of Afrika liberation without the constant protection and encouragement of Stool and our ancestors to GO ON and ON and ON. Afrika person struggles with dire socio-political and economic need resulting from strangle-hold on Afrika habitat by non-Afrika people created and shaped Mandela and Mugabe as Afrika Liberation was stumbled upon. True to Our Ancestral Spirit, they have done their bit, or to say between them have given Afrika persons a good 183 years of unstinted and unstunted work to claw back control of political management of Afrika habitat from non-Afrika people. They, with every setback separately and variously experienced in the hands of non-Afrika people, soldiered on; not knowing what fate awaits them around the corner, stumbled on in hope, however under the undiminished gaze of our Ancestors. As Afrika Liberation was stumbled upon, Mandela and Mugabe, fought on, never giving up, have not given up and the subtle message from this experience, to the ?army? of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders: Never Give Up Struggle to Return Afrika Habitat to Its Owners.

Afrika ?army? of opinion-makers, with their acquired literary, scientific and technological tools to make better decisions as Knowledge Managers must take the lead alongside the bearer of defensive Shield and offensive Spear, strengthened by the mantra from the Ghana habitat ?Forward Ever, Backward never’. They must relentlessly heave the Afrika Shield and Spear, engraved with ‘The struggle continues’ mantra, in negotiating a new and different relationship between Afrika person and non-Afrika people of Europe, BRIC or USA. The ?army? must participate as equals at the Afrika table of decision-making in relation only (limited and restricted) to social, political and economic matters with non-Afrika people. Our job is not done. Afrika person, especially the ?army? of opinion-makers, remains acutely aware of the uphill struggle to wrest control of the habitat?s resources from non-Afrika people and progeny.

On the Stool, Mandela and Mugabe, with their deservedly revered leadership? and long years in leading the struggle to liberate the habitat, demand of our ?army? of opinion-makers to purposefully heave the Shield and Spear and move the line of control to effect the complete elimination; that is negotiate new engagement rules of economic and political relations; and of social linkage with non-Afrika people; a line of control of restorative ownership, while recognising value-added by all engagements.

Catching our breath as we bravely fight on.

Afrika person traversing the habitat and indeed planet earth know that Our Ancestors Are Not Pleased. They cannot and will not forget that the intent of non-Afrika people and their monarchs in visiting Afrika habitat was to plunder it; the non-Afrika monarchs and their private families even continue to illegitimately impose themselves through political, economic and social mechanisms on Sovereign Afrika who they improperly and disrespectfully label Subjects.

Brigand Frederick Lugard arrives in Afrika, unshamefacedly, picks a site where to erect a Fort unlike previous visitors who would seek our permission. An arrogant and disrespectful Lugard, just a week after his arrival in Buganda, presents a treaty for Afrika person to sign; a treaty that Kabaka Mwanga tactically signs without consent, under duress, wary of capitalist wars to steal, kill and destroy if he does not. A mirror of that which brigand Cecil Rhodes did to the Matebele Bearer of Long Spear – Chief Lobengula Khumalo.

The Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEAC) for instance was the administrator of British East Africa, which was the forerunner of the East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya. The IBEAC was a private commercial association founded to develop Afrikan trade in the areas controlled by the British colonial power. Mombasa and its harbour were central to its operations, with an administrative office about 50 miles (80 km) south in Shimoni. Carved after the Berlin Treaty of 1885, it was led by William Mackinnon and built upon his company’s trading activities in the region, with the encouragement of the British government, provided cover by its unelected head of state Queen Victoria. On 6 September 1888 Queen Victoria granted an illegitimate royal charter to this private company incorporated in London on 18 April 1888 over our inalienable resources on, above and under the land. IBEAC without informed or implied or written or verbal consent of our ancestors illegitimately oversaw an area of about 246,800 square miles (639,000 km2) along the eastern coast of Africa, its centre being at about 39? East longitude and 0? latitude, and from 1890 also administered Uganda. On 1 July 1895, the administration of British East Africa, again without informed or implied or written or verbal consent of our ancestors, was transferred to the British Foreign Office.? In 1896 so was control of Uganda; hurtful repeat of acts that visited the habitats of Azania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Congo, etc.

Non-Afrika people and their arrogant monarchs and heads of state till date have not rendered an apology for plunder and pilferage visited on Afrika habitat for centuries. Our ancestors ARE not pleased.

Libation.

There is need for apology through our Afrika Elders Mandela and Mugabe. Afrika Ancestors and progeny demand unconditional and unreserved apology from non-Afrika-people and their monarchs and heads of state for the plunder and pilferage that visited Afrika habitat for centuries. Non-Afrika people?s apology through Mandela and Mugabe is an acceptable libation to sooth Afrika ancestors and ?army? throughout the Afrika habitat.

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Notes & References

(1) Afrika-sensitive organisations habited by Afrika ?Army? of opinion-makers must immortalise Mandela and Mugabe: Economic Community of West Afrika States; Southern Afrika Development Economic Community; East Afrika Community; Afrikan Association of Political Science; Afrikan Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development; The Afrikan Development Foundation; Afrika Distance Learning Association; Afrika Literature Association; Afrika in the Netherlands; Afrika Medical and Research Foundation;

Others are: Afrika Studies Association; Afrika Students Association- U. of Memphis; Afrika Union; Afrika Educational Research Network (AERN); Afrika and International Women Organizations; Association of Concerned Afrika Scholars; ASCAC Online; Association Friends of Afrika; Centre of Afrika Studies – University of Edinburgh; Committee to Protect Journalists, Afrika; Education With Enterprise Trust; Enda Third World; The Ghana Studies Council; Lawyers for Human Rights, South Afrika;

The rest are: International Organization for Migration- Migration for Development in Afrika (MIDA); The International Society of Afrika Scientists (ISAS) homepage.; Joint Centre for Political and Economic Studies; Liberian Studies Association; The Mande Studies Association; Media Right Agenda; Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Afrika (OSSREA); The Outreach Council of the Afrikan Studies Association; Saharan Studies Association; Sudan-American Foundation for Education, Inc.; Urhobo Historical Society; Woodrow Wilson Centre: Afrika Program; Youth Enterprise Society.

(2) Afrika now has a large, capably well-tooled ?army? of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders and it is their responsibility to heave the Afrika Shield and Spear to Free and protect Afrika. This is the Afrika global ?army? that command and inhabit institutes of high/higher learning; of professionals in/from health, medicine, sciences, engineering, law, communication technologies, Finance and Banking, faith centres, Trade Unions and Workers, Commerce – shopkeepers, traders, Transport and drivers, the armed-military, agriculture, Mothers etc. This ?army? is the creation of back-breaking toil and sweat of our mothers and fathers of the different nationalities in the Afrika habitat. The only purpose of their educating and sourcing these high-level literary scientific and technological skills, knowledge and experiences is to enable Afrika nationalities access the tools for making better decisions; especially in self-governance nation-building. The ONLY intended benefit remains improving quality of life, retention of pride and dignity and; the general happiness of all the nationalities in the Afrika habitat. Christian Agbodza is a conscript in the Afrika army of professionals – trained, skilled, and tooled to heave the Fante nationality Shield and Spear in defence of Afrika habitat. Forward Ever: on integrating ?Afrika armies? into a formidable force and; Backward Never: on prioritising those bearing offensive/defensive weapons of war, above others.

(3) About Christian Agbodza: Hails from Kpando of the Ghana habitat, and; a member of Convention Peoples? Party [CPP] UK & Ireland chapter. Christian believes the success of CPP?s ideology is to save the Ghana habitat from non-Afrikan peoples? domination and control; and the Agenda of the (P) NDC-(P) NPP Duopoly in power and their supporting minority parties is to keep power and will/can only succeed by killing the CPP roots in the nationalities who OWN Ghana. Christian believes the rejuvenation of the CPP Red Cockerel by its Ghana?s ?army of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders?, Chiefs and nationalities of Ghana is to lead to a new habitat in which we own and control the land and its valuable assets and benefit from it. The CPP of today must initiate a politics of renewing its mandate by responding as appropriate to the clarion call from The Stools in the Ghana habitat and provide a habitable platform for Ghana?s ?army of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders? starting with the La Stool, the source of its red cockerel emblem.

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References

Lugard arrives armed and unannounced: http://www.monitor.co.ug/SpecialReports/-/688342/1369058/-/vx571m/-/index.html; Accessed 07 April 2012.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation:

http://www.nelsonmandela.org/; Accessed: 05 August 2012

The Ghana ?Army? Must Respond Now To The Stool: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=231156; Accessed 09 May 2012

? Christian Agbodza
http://www.facebook.com/Christian.Agbodza

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Hails from Kpando of the Ghana habitat, and; a member of Convention Peoples? Party [CPP] UK & Ireland chapter. Christian believes the success of CPP?s ideology is to save the Ghana habitat from non-Afrikan peoples? domination and control; and the Agenda of the (P) NDC-(P) NPP Duopoly in power and their supporting minority parties is to keep power and will/can only succeed by killing the CPP roots in the nationalities who OWN Ghana. Christian believes the rejuvenation of the CPP Red Cockerel by its Ghana?s ?army of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders?, Chiefs and nationalities of Ghana is to lead to a new habitat in which we own and control the land and its valuable assets and benefit from it. The CPP of today must initiate a politics of renewing its mandate by responding as appropriate to the clarion call from The Stools in the Ghana habitat and provide a habitable platform for Ghana?s ?army of opinion-makers and opinion-leaders? starting with the La Stool, the source of its red cockerel emblem.

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