Road to United States of Africa

Monday, June 25, 2007

Tripoli Conference Delegates Make Declaration

As deliberations towards the establishment of a United States of Africa progress in Tripoli, delegates attending the African Activists meeting on Thursday made a declaration supporting the establishment of a United Africa Government.

In the declaration that became known as the Tripoli Declaration, it is stated that the meeting held in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 20th to 21st June 2007 forms the beginning of a public campaign to advance the steps towards establishing a United States of Africa by way of backing the administration of the African Union.

"The main and real stand in Africa is unity not fragments. United Africa is the reality of this continent, divided Africa has no historic root," says the Tripoli Declaration.
The meeting centres strongly on the potential achievements of an African Union government, discussing at length the ways and means of striving to achieve the unity of the continent and strengthen its administration for the happiness and welfare of African citizens.

It is also stated in the declaration that Muammar Al Qaddafi and his brothers among African leaders devote progressive thoughts aimed at establishing a strong United African space able to stand fast against all kinds of challenges, internal and external obstacles.

The meeting, which ends today, was attended by delegates including Ministers, Parliamentarians, politicians, journalists, civil society organisations, youth groups, scholars, women groups, people from the diaspora, just to name a few.

Delegates expressed their appreciation to the leader of the Great Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Muammar Al Qathafi, for his active role and commitment towards seeing a United Africa. The declaration made here by delegates would be tabled for consideration before the African Heads of State in Accra, Ghana in a few days during the African Union Summit in that country.

Author: By Nfamara Jawneh Reporting from Tripoli
Source: The Point