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Click Article: The Moral Imperative of African Struggle

AUF IDEOLOGY
UNIFICATION & SOVEREIGNTY FOR AFRICA

The cause for the unification of Africa has charismatic leaders, a historic vision, and a worldwide network to support and to protect unification against sectarian interests. The AUF works to defend Africans against the violence and systemic vagaries that have claimed the lives of millions and sapped the confidence of the living.

The entire mission of the AUF is the unmediated consolidation of Africa into a unified political system, and an integrated social & cultural entity. Our unity of action guarantees African independence and political strength, and will allow Africans to live an honoured people deserving of the respect that is due to any nation.

The AUF has the will, and is committed and dedicated to gain the support of all the African people in our communities everywhere so that they may participate directly as much as possible in the unification of Africa. The AUF is against war between Africans. It is against divisive politics, against the destruction of African communities and against the abuse of African land, traditions, and values. No effective opposition, to domination of Africans by foreign interests and neocolonialism, is possible as long as Africa is internally divided into unintegrated communities and mutually hostile states.

There is a need and a place for unified authority in Africa. The AUF has resolute leadership that is respectful and sensitive of historic African aspirations, leadership that is capable of rallying the African people and guaranteeing that Africa-wide systems (values, treaties, markets, rights, programs, etc) are dignified and supported by Africans.

The African Unification Front is building public support in order to bring to reality our historic aspirations enshrined in the great African unity projects, including the Africa Union that was proclaimed in March 2001, the OAU treaty establishing the African Economic Community, of which Article 14 paragraph 1 states that "in order that the peoples of Africa are fully involved in the economic development and integration of the continent, there shall be established a Continental African Parliament."

The document created on July 3, 1991 in Abuja, by 49 member states is remarkable in its fullness, because it comes close to redefining the mission of the OAU by acknowledging the place of NGOs (Article 90) as it by-passes the states sovereignty and appeals to the African people directly, and to the communities, as the force for unity.

The failure of regional integration organizations to engage the general population in the process of economic and political integration is a major concern. There are other organizations, such as the OAU Press and Information Division, the Pan African News Agency, the Pan Africanist Congresses, political parties, pressure groups, etc, charged with the task to help resolve the lack of integration of the African nations. Future success depends greatly on teaching the people how to work together, in channeling the stresses that are destroying our communities towards unity. Unity is the key weapon in the struggle to free African people.

Many African socio-political organizations are constrained by divisive mandates that tie them to: residual colonial institutions, to the constraints of regressive neocolonial sovereignty clauses, to conflicts of interest where they are dependent on limited project-based funding, dependence on conditional international credit, or crippled by the narrow mandate of professional associations that are not accountable to communities, as well as numerous other restrictive and counter-productive arrangements.

The AUF is against all residual colonial ideological conceptions of Africa, also known as neocolonialism, that tie African organizations to agenda that is not aligned with the fact that the defense of African values, dignity, and dreams are the historic and traditional right of our people.

As far as the AUF is concerned, our future as one people is not subject to good faith negotiations with outside interests; there are no foreign terms to consider; no procedural technicalities to respect; ...we insist that the integrity of African land, the unity of people, and the sovereignty of our one nation Africa, are paramount to any material or spiritual benefits that disunity and acceptance of unjust neocolonial and anti-African interests might serve.

In the Africa we want, Africans choose to trade with whomsoever we like without conditionalities or terms dictated to us. No foreign country dictates to us what to do, when to do it, who to do it with, or how to do it. We shall no longer stand by as our people are starved, robbed and bombed. We will not accept to meekly stand by as millions of our sisters and brothers are driven to desparation by need, or left to rot in jails and medical institutions around the world, left at the mercy of the supposedly 'international' system that is not answerable to Africans.

We will patrol our waters so no one takes our fish, we will control our skies, we secure our communities, we will manage the wealth under our soils, we will live on our own terms, and explore the world when we like and with dignity, we shall agree with only those things that agree with our intuitive, natural, and historic African sensibilities.

The AUF is determined to disregard state sovereignty, and any other regional, local, international or multinational authorities, if :

[a] they cause divisiveness in African communities;
[b] they do not consider the historic unity of Africans to be paramount;
[c] they put African lives at risk.

The AUF is organized around African historic formulations, precedents and rationale for unification, and around self-identification as Africans primarily, as other definitions of ourselves are secondary in the context of this struggle. As well, for those who are ideologically inclined the AUF has formulated well reasoned political, economic, social analyses to explain the purpose and direction of African unification.

The AUF does not practice incendiary rhetoric that will result in precipitous decisions or violent and unproductive attitudes. However, we are absolutely determined to regain the greatness of the African people 'as a nation', and the AUF must effect real change in Africa, in order to bring about mutual respect between the communities of the world, and to secure respect for Africa's historic and cultural values.

How does the AUF achieve this goal?

[1] By actively promoting unity and solidarity of Africans;
[2] By gaining the support of all people everywhere;
[2] By defending aggressively the sovereignty of a unified Africa.

The AUF is a historic organization with a historic mission, a clear undisputed mandate, and resolute leadership. AUF members will build for future generations the life-affirming African nation of our dreams. The AUF will make our peoples great again, and AUF members will lead in achieving the historic aspirations of African civilization.

Best regards,
Dan Kashagama
General Secretary of the AUF
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