Shalom, everyone! The following is a video clip of a recent speech by the African Union Ambassador to the Americas, Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, calling for closer ties between the African continent and the African Diaspora, including repatriation. This is wonderful. Dr. Chihombori-Quao discusses African history including the Berlin Conference, the African Union, why pan-African unity is so crucial to all Africans, the projects currently being worked to facilitate closer collaboration with and the return of the African Diaspora to Africa. Pan-African initiatives include the free movement of people across the African continent and a single African currency. Please watch this report in its entirety. Africa is our anchor:
In a recent address to the Pan-African Unity Dialogue in New York, the African Union’s Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, called for closer collaboration between the countries on the African continent and the growing African Diaspora communities in the Americas.
She argued that a fully engaged diaspora holds the key to the future development and empowerment of Africa which, in turn, will result in the greater development and empowerment of the diaspora. She went on to provide a number of examples of the major opportunities for the Diaspora to engage in productive social and entrepreneurial investments in Africa.
The ambassador strongly encouraged the Diaspora to develop a credit union that could amass $1 billion or more in assets as an instrument to leverage investment in business and economic opportunities in Africa.
African Union Ambassador Calls for closer ties with the African Diaspora in the Americas
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