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Post  Sirop14 on Mon May 20, 2013 6:20 pm

The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It will also be a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”. Consequently, the Heads of State declared the year 2013 the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance.

The anniversary is expected to facilitate and celebrate African narratives of past, present and future that will enthuse and energize the African population and use their constructive energy to accelerate a forward looking agenda of Pan-Africanism and renaissance in the 21st century. It provides a unique opportunity, and comes at a moment when Africa is on the rise, and must therefore build its confidence in its future. The 50th Anniversary commemorations will be anchored by the Theme Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance.

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Comment: We were granted the Indian Ocean Charter for Interdisciplinary Management Institute Vienna 1979 as such what this high responsibility entail - all about.

From 1979 the due contributions, input we have contributed, made towards Indian Ocean, Gulf Region and Africa proper - then OAU. The Cold War and divided Camps. In Economic, Development, Social, Sport, Education, Scientific, Diplomatic, Financial, Military

It required that one works with the relevant actors, Head of State their PM, Ministers, Oppositions, Business entities - across the Board and the many International actors and players.

Given Sir James Mancham prominency today - yet the very little anybody have written about our involvement and work the past 30 years.

For instance those who planned /worked the changes in former COMECON, USSR, Warsaw Pact and the calculated impacts on Africa politic, economic and diplomacy, Social changes. Given our nation existence in the Indian Ocean and our Community 100 years in Africa/East Africa - our interest to make input and contributions which would benefit the Region and Africa. All those until OAU became AU very unaware of those workings and development and today they have all become very wise and knew everything. In our youth we would call such individual Mr Know all and a few other names.

The beauty of the mechanism we used to tailor that suit for the OAU to African Union - the existence of the same discipline and mechanism as EU, it can look deep into such statements and workings. It can refute such inventions and confirm what really took p[lace all the major players and actors who decided that it was time to help Africa/then OAU acquired the same/rather reasonable working disc8ipline, benchmarks and mechanism as the EU. Any talk garbage that it was Africa who though it is a blatant lie - all those who use the Masonic workings in Africa Today the rule of Mason - you tell lies you will be discovered. The important risk associated with this work, the attitude of Europe, USA, Russia, China and the UN - the challenge to find a Group of individuals who would be prepared to stand up and carry the banner and any repercussion in the eventuality - we have gone onto those issues.

There is a very great deal the International media do not know and have not written about, the UN, the many important USA Service, those of Russia, China - certainly President Ghadaffi went to his grave with a great deal of secret and those who cash in - upon the lies and corrupted benchmark build African Union. Those who stood by when the mega mess was blowing up in North Africa last year - yet they would attack and challenge the democratic aspiration of Madagascar - this is Africa/AU corrupted values and workings.

The biggest dishonesty President FA Rene who is in a picture lightning the candle of OAU/AU is still alive and his knowledge of the events and issues. We have a new Palace of Justice would love to get him to stand in Front of that new palace of Justice and tell other wise - We would take the opportunity to tell, the Court and the World how we fought to save his neck/life from those who had wanted to assassinate him had we not put that SIROP program as we did and his criminal attitude towards our person.

What about our role and important contributions to help[ Africa acquire the WWW technology in 1987/88 – the vast majority did not know not it could exist and become reality those we talked and discussed with and yet Africa today the mega benefits and what is really driving its economy . like Indian , China, Latin America

This is why Africa will not change in spite of the immense sacrifice to help it acquire the same suit as Europe, the many benchmark, mechanism and workings. The coup d’état and counter Coup because African refuse to change and will never change.

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Post  Sirop14 on Sat May 25, 2013 5:38 pm

ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia): African leaders on Saturday opened extravagant celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the African Union, with the continent's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

African Union chairman and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told leaders as he opened the celebrations they should seek to "create a continent free from poverty and conflict, and an Africa whose citizens enjoy a middle income status."

Today's 54-member AU is the successor of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established in 1963 in the heady days when independence from colonial rule was sweeping the continent.

"While our founders met for the formation of the OAU at the dawn of the independence period 50 years ago, it is fitting that we are meeting here today at a time when Africa is rising," Hailemariam added, speaking in the AU's modern, Chinese-built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital.

Leaders said the celebrations would boost support for pan-Africanism, nodding their heads as the classic reggae hit "you're an African" by late Jamaican singer Peter Tosh played in the crowded hall.

"When we therefore talk about African solutions to African problems, it is because we know that we can only permanently silence the guns if we act in solidarity and unity," said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, head of the AU Commission, the organisation's executive arm.

But while speaking optimistically about "the bright future of Africa", she also noted that "the self-reliance and economic independence that our founders spoke of remains a bit elusive and social inequalities remain."

African leaders were joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and US Secretary of State John Kerry, while French President Francois Hollande and China's Vice Premier Wang Yang were expected to attend celebrations later.

Hailemariam singled out Beijing for its massive wave of investment on the continent, expressing his "deepest appreciation to China for investing billions ... to assist our infrastructure endeavours."

Mass dance troupes are set to perform musical dramas later Saturday to some 10,000 guests in a giant hall, choreographed by the same team who organised the lavish opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup and this year's Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The AU has budgeted $1.27 million for Saturday's celebrations, according to official documents seen by South Africa's Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

AU Commission deputy chief Erastus Mwencha said he did not have the exact figure but that some $3 million would be spent on Saturday's festivities and other events over the coming year.

Musicians playing later include Congolese music legend Papa Wemba, Mali's Salif Keita and British-based reggae band Steel Pulse, with giant screens set up across Addis Ababa also showing the festival.

Development indicators on the continent — including health, education, infant mortality, economic growth and democracy — have improved steadily in the past 50 years.

Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world according to the IMF, and has attracted huge amounts of foreign investment in recent years.

At the same time, 24 out of the 25 nations at the bottom of the UN's human development index are in Africa.

Saturday's celebrations will be followed by a more sobering two-day AU summit meeting to tackle the range of crises facing the continent.

In recent years, the AU's role in combat — such as its mission in Somalia to battle Al-Qaeda linked Islamists — has shown it can take concrete action, even if the funding for that mission comes mainly from Western backers.

But at the same time, the splits revealed by the 2011 conflict in Libya — when AU members squabbled between those wanting to recognise rebels and those backing Moamer Kadhafi — showed its disunity and lack of global clout.

Kadhafi's death also stripped the AU of a major source of funding. Leaders will discuss finding backers for the cash-strapped body at the summit meeting opening Sunday.

The agenda will also likely include the ongoing crisis in Mali, which is preparing to receive a UN peacekeeping force to support French soldiers fighting Islamist rebels in the desert north since January.

Madagascar — in political deadlock since a 2009 coup — is also expected to be on the agenda, as well as the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where UN-backed government soldiers are struggling to quash rebels.

The AU took over from the OAU in 2002, switching its name in a bid to shrug off its predecessor's troubled policy of non-interference in member states' affairs — which allowed leaders to shirk democratic elections and abuse human rights without criticism from their neighbours.


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