After a two-day West Africa Regional Conference of the African Socialist International (ASI), a twenty-five point resolution was recommended.
Amongst these is that the operations of multinational corporations should cease operations with immediate effect.
The resolution was presented recently by African Socialists International Director, Comrade Chernoh Alpha Bah, during a press conference at the Sierra Leone News Agency (SLENA) and it reads: “the current crisis created by continued looting of Africa by imperialists forces, particularly the United States, have to be resisted and defeated by all means necessary.”
“All multi-national corporations, including Koidu Holdings, Branch Energy, Africa Minerals, London Mining, Milestone, Alcoa, Alcan, Bridge Resources, Africa Gold and Diamonds Ltd, and others involved in the exploitation of the vast mineral wealth of Africa should be forced to cease operations with immediate effect and forced to pay reparations for the theft of diamonds, gold, aluminum, iron ore, and other resources from the continent,” it states.
It furthered that “all western military and intelligence agencies including IMATT and AFRICOM, and other French, British and American armies in Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Congo, Djibouti, Liberia and other African countries must cease operations and withdraw with immediate effect.”
The declaration highlights that “Africans both at home and abroad in Europe, in North and South America, the Caribbean and around the world must unite and concertedly oppose the United States and any neocolonial African government that supports the deployment of AFRICOM or any other US Military force on the Continent.”
It also states that “all manufactured debts imposed on the African masses by western imperialist nations and the various neocolonial regimes must not be paid.”
The declaration demands that “Europe and the United States must pay reparations to Africa and Africans for slavery, colonialism and the continued oppression and exploitation of Africa and African people.”
ASI affirms “the right of return for all Africans dispersed around the world due to slavery, colonialism, and other forms of assaults to contribute to the rapid industrialization and development of Africa as a part of the liberation and unification process of the Continent.”
The declaration also demands that dual citizenship must be granted to all Africans in the Diaspora and they must have unrestricted entry access to Europe and the United States; and immigrant status equal to that available to Europeans and Americans in Africa. It further stresses that African governments must demand protection and protest violation of the rights of Africans living in Western Countries. The tenth point in the declaration states that Africans must have the unquestionable right to move freely across the artificial borders created by the imperialists without passports.
The last declaration states that all Africans, both at home and abroad, must unite to build the ASI, the single organization capable of consolidating our separately fought struggles into a common direction.