I would really love for you all to think and reflect about coming back HOME(AFRICA). We should actually be the Happiest People on earth but we’re actually the exact opposite..💔 • • • We have everything the World needs from Kind Hearted and Beautiful Humans to the Natural Resources only we can boast of… As a matter of fact Africa doesn’t need any other Power-House Country to survive…They Need Us!! They’ve looted us ENOUGH… • • • COME AND LET’S LEAVE IN PARADISE TOGETHER FOREVER✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽❤️🖤💚WE CAN BUILD AFRICA TOGETHER….IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!! UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL • • • ❤️🖤💚 Africa would forever be your HOME, don’t forget that. ❤️🖤💚 ”All black people should remember that they were first Africans before anything else“ -Mama Burna. • • • There is this saying that we often hear “There is no place like home”. Believe me there is no place like Africa… Come back HOME and let’s Build This great Continent of ours. • • • Let’s protect and cherish it because it is ours and it will forever be OURS…They (Oppressors) are always trying to milk us dry and make us feel worthless, but We are telling them now ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We wouldn’t tolerate any NONSENSE from them. AFRICA UNITE❤️🖤💚 THE UNITED STATES OF AFRICA❤️🖤💚 • • • Follow Us on Social Media:
The Igbo ethnicity is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa totaling 35.5 million alone in Nigeria and about 45 million Igbo speakers worldwide. Truth been told the Igbo blood-line could be more than that as many other Igbo descents who left the plains of Africa by slave trade to the Americas have incorporated other languages.
Within Africa the Igbo groups could be found majorly in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Equitorial Guinea.
NIGERIA: Igbos in Nigeria are a very large ethnic groups consisting about 17% of the Population. Most southern tribes in Nigeria especially those across the Niger are Igbo disperse, the Ibibios, Ikwerres, Aniomas, e.t.c and many others are actually Igbo decent. The Igbos have lived with their neighbors the Yorubas, Binis, Ijaws and Idomas for centuries, with whom they share linguistic ties and are considered one of the earliest settlers in the geographical plain called Nigeria today.
The Igbos in Cameroon are estimated to be around 120,000, they are considered one of the ethnic tribes in Cameroon, during the colonial era the British reported stated the Igbos in Cameroon where abruptly stubborn not yielding to authorities, but the reason behind this was, during the German rulership colonial era the Igbos where already holding strategic positions and controlled trade in this region, and the British found it very hard to break them apart than stipulate rebellion against them so they can subdue the group. Nevertheless the Igbos gained more influence in this country over the years.
In the oil rich country of Equitorial Guinea, the Igbos make up 5% of the population about 53,000 they are regarded a minority the Igbos here where said to have migrated centuries ago from Arochukwu in Abia state. One of the notable personality of Igbo decent is
William Napoleon Barleycorn de Fernando Po. They are notably Christians.
The Igbo, whose traditional territory is called the Bight of Biafra (also known as the Bight of Bonny), became one of the principal ethnic groups to be enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. An estimated 14.6% of all slaves were taken from the Bight of Biafra between 1650 and 1900. were Igbos. This where taken to the west indies, also known as the Americas as they where enslaved workers in Sugar, cotton and tobacco plantations. Igbos in Jamaica where shipped to the Island by Europeans between 18th and 19th century the where the largest African group to have been enslaved in the Island. The Igbo where also known as Red Eboe because relative to other African tribe they them to be of more light skinned. There language and culture have greatly impacted the Jamaican culture cuisine and mannerism. They are found in the north western part of the Island.
The Igbos where shipped in large numbers to Barbados. Barbados was one of the European (British) colonies that received many Igbo people during the slave trade in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Igbo ancestral presence can be found in all aspects of Barbadian culture, including language. Barbados was once called bim, a variant of the Igbo word bem or bemshire by the British and locals a variant of the Igbo word “bé mú” which means home or kindred.
More than 4 million slaves where sent to Brazil, with the Yoruba and Igbo mass in them.
In the Dominican Republic, according to records the majority of African slaves came from the west African region of Bight of Biafra, which is present day southeastern part of Nigeria, comprising of the Igbos and Ibibios people, 62% of enslaved Africans which is about 57,000 in records where brought to Dominican Republic.
A larger percent of the blacks in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, still trace their decent to their Igbo ancestry. They where known as Eboe or Bites by the colonial masters, bites because of their connection with the Bight of Biafra origin. The Eboes where known to be excessively rebellious and suicidal in comparisons with other slaves, stating death is better than bondage. This brought mixed feeling with their colonial masters who saw them as a waste of investment. Many of the enslaved Igbo people in the United States were concentrated in Virginia’s lower Tidewater region and at some points in the 18th century they constituted over 30% of the enslaved black population. African American culture and is perhaps evident in such cultural vestiges as the Jonkonnu parades of North Carolina. Igbo Americans introduced the Igbo word okra into the English language.
All African Descents globally should know their History and Root.
10 Reasons Why Africa Will Never Forget Thomas Sankara
He sold off the government fleet of Mercedes cars and made the Renault 5 (the cheapest car sold in Burkina Faso at that time) the official service car of the ministers.
He reduced the salaries of well-off public servants (including his own) and forbade the use of government chauffeurs and first class airline tickets.
He redistributed land from the feudal landlords to the peasants. Wheat production increased from 1,700 kilograms per hectare (1,500 lb/acre) to 3,800 kilograms per hectare (3,400 lb/acre), making the country food self-sufficient.
He opposed foreign aid, saying that “he who feeds you, controls you”.
He spoke in forums like the Organization of African Unity against what he described as neo-colonialist penetration of Africa through Western trade and finance.
He called for a united front of African nations to repudiate their foreign debt. He argued that the poor and exploited did not have an obligation to repay money to the rich and exploiting.
In Ouagadougou, Sankara converted the army’s provisioning store into a state-owned supermarket open to everyone (the first supermarket in the country).
He forced well-off civil servants to pay one month’s salary to public projects
He refused to use the air conditioning in his office on the grounds that such luxury was not available to anyone but a handful of Burkinabés
As President, he lowered his salary to $450 a month and limited his possessions to a car, four bikes, three guitars, a refrigerator, and a broken freezer.
We must Learn to Cooperate among Ourselves, and Support One Another. We ultimately have to stop viewing our success on the scale of how better we are to the very people we call friends and family. We do not need to bring one down in order to feel being up. We can rise again by learning from our past and the history of the world. But how?…. Before Europeans moved out of Europe to explore opportunities in other parts of the world, European nations were competing and fighting among themselves for the scarce resources found on the small continent of Europe. I need not to remind you that ~Romans Colonized Germany and referred to the Germans as “the most precious property” because the Germans were so smart and intelligent; the same Romans colonize Britain and said the British we so dumb that they weren’t even qualify to be used as slaves. Whiles Europe was competing, fighting, and colonising themselves in Europe, Africa were built Great Kingdoms and Empires at the back of of a concept called Ubuntu. ~I am because you are! This concept which founded the African society means nothing more than Unity, cooperation, and support for one another. The smart European, came to Africa, saw this beautiful concept and quietly returned to his home to call all his brothers and said to them, ~why must we fight one another while we can unite, and give our disunity to the United folks and benefits from their unlimted riches? Yes, the European did what was in the interest of Europe and he did that perfect! From the day, the European stepped foot at the coast of African, he mastered the art of uniting with his brothers for a strong and stable force to promote his interests and the interests of his generations to come. But what did the African gain from coming in contact with the European? He saw a God in the European, he saw a salvation in him, and he saw an opportunity which he need to Cooperation with him and prevent all his brothers to come in contact with this precious salvation.
Since then, the African seeks no cooperation with his brother, instead, we compete among ourselves just to find a cooperation with the smart European. In business, in Governance, in all aspects of our society this is the reality for today. Ubuntu is gone and we have become the agents of our own destruction 😭 This is the African we need to get behind us. A new Africa must be born, an African that is ready to see it members as humans, an Africa, that gives humanity to its children like it gives to all other humans. An Africa that is full of Africa is the Africa I wish for my son and his children. Are you ready to contribute to the building of this NEW AFRICA?
Sent in By: Kwadwo Agyei Yeboah Yeboah Ghana Africa
There is no other way for African Progress, Prosperity and Global Economic leadership than UNITY. we MUST Unite as a single Entity and do away with all Colonial Borders that was forced upon us Africans.
Jerry John Rawlings, former Head of State and President of Ghana, has said that Nigerians are still in love with their ‘oppressors.’
He stated this during a closed-door meeting with 2019 presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, in Accra, Ghana.
A statement on Thursday by Rachel Onamusi-Kpiaisi, Director, PR, Media and Communications of the Sowore 2019 Campaign Organization, said both men spoke on a wide range of issues that bordered on youth and leadership in Africa, and about corruption and effective solutions to the menace.
The statement reads in part: “It was a closed-door meeting, but one of the things that came out of it was that Rawlings said, ‘Chief, you know your generation should be the ones in power but there is huge problem, things are gonna be tight!’
“Sowore quickly interrupted, asking if it was about ‘money politics’, after which Rawlings took a deep breath and after a long drawn silence, stated: ‘You know, Nigerians are still in love with their oppressors.’
“If there is a reason that our leaders buy up luxurious apartments and send their children to school in Ghana, it is thanks in no small part to the tireless, uncompromising work of JJ Rawlings.”
It added that before leaving Accra, Sowore also held a town hall session with Ghana-based Nigerians.
Africa is the future of humanity, that’s last piece of earth everyone wants to get a share of. But this unknown to the citizens and her government.
China has over population issues and looking for new colonies to take over but unfortunately, the leaders of African countries are too greedy to see.
America and China are fighting for world power and the only place to get world power is Africa, yet it’s citizens are learning of history that won’t change anything unless they develop their mindset and fight for what they want, always waiting for a miracle
Both America and China can wipe out Africa drought and poverty, but they wants it’s citizens to destroy themselves to remain only few people they can control…..
I know we all know about everything listed above but we can’t be waiting for a miracle or a politician to make the changes, we are the change we want.
Authorities in Nigeria have closed down a Chinese restaurant in Lagos over its discriminatory policy against Nigerians.
The Haufei Restaurant and Mall was shut down Saturday for refusing to serve Nigerians.
It followed covert investigations at the facility by operatives of Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Committee (FCCPC) that found evidence of discrimination against Nigerian citizens.
The head of the FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera led the closure on the Chinese restaurant and supermarket, local news portal The Premium Times reported.
“Two different people who went with me went in first and it was very clear that they declined them service,” Irukera told The Premium Times. “In fact, the chief security officer and the cashier at the restaurant admitted that it is their policy not to sell to Nigerians.”
“Our law prohibits obnoxious practices. It is obviously obnoxious to discriminate. They are a range of options that regulators have, prosecution being the topmost of it depending on the full context whether it was the first time or repeat, whether there are other complex issues. We will decide within the spectrum. “It might be that we will penalize them administratively and ask them to take corrective measures and then put them under supervision for a period of time to keep watching and see that they follow through the corrective measures.
“But if their conduct is a pattern and something that is very egregious then certainly we would consider prosecuting,” he added.
Some Nigerians on social media were gobsmacked by the restaurant’s refusal to serve locals.
The Punch reported of one Folabomi who had shared a video of herself in front of the eatery, saying: “So, my friends and I have been asked to leave this Chinese establishment, a restaurant o, simply because we are blacks. In Nigeria!”
“Our only option is to take out, but we cannot physically sit down and eat at the restaurant. As you can see, this has turned me to a crazy person. I don’t joke with my food,” she also wrote.
YORUBA NATION GAINS UNPO MEMBERSHIP, MAY JOIN ARMENIA, ESTONIA, GEORGIA, OTHERS WHO GOT INDEPENDENCE THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL BODY
UNPO recognition, first stage towards achieving our goal of self-determination – Akintoye
The Yoruba Speaking Nation of Nigeria has been accepted as the 45th member of the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization (UNPO), the Yoruba Leader and Leader of Yoruba World Congress (YWC), Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye announced in an electronic statement sent to news men on Tuesday.
According to the statement titled: YORUBA NATION GAINS UNPO MEMBERSHIP, Akintoye said the latest development represents a very important step in the collective quest of well-meaning Yoruba people to achieve the goal of dignity and self-determination.
He said the membership of UNPO offers the Yoruba Nation a solid voice on the international stage via the machinery of the International body which maintains a permanent presence before the United Nations, the European Union, and the United States of America.
Akintoye said with membership of UNPO, the Yoruba Nation, just like the Catalonian people of Spain, can put forth their organs of representation – such as a people’s parliament and an indigenous people’s government, with a flag as our symbol which according to him are all legal.
He further disclosed that the membership of UNPO affords the Yoruba Nation an opportunity to participate in advocacy training, worldwide cultural festivals, election monitoring/observation, and sports activities, among the unrepresented nations.
Akintoye said UNPO, in a letter addressed to him through the YWC Coordinator for Europe by her Secretary-General, Ralph Bunche, expressed his gladness to welcome the Yoruba nation as a new member of the International Body and that they are looking forward to working closely with the Yoruba people.
“The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international membership-based organization established to empower the voices of unrepresented and marginalized peoples worldwide and to protect their fundamental human rights.
“It was formed on 11 February 1991 in The Hague, Netherlands. Its members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognized peoples or peoples of occupied territories.
“UNPO works to develop understanding of, and respect for, the right to self-determination, provides advice and support related to questions of international recognition and political autonomy; trains groups on how to advocate for their causes effectively, legally, devoid of violence; and directly advocates for an international response to human rights violations perpetrated against UNPO member nations or groups”, the statement reads.
Akintoye, a renowned Emeritus Professor of History disclosed that some formerly unrecognized nations who were members of UNPO but are now Independent Nations and members of the United Nations are the Armenia, East Timor, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia and Palau, stressing that the International Body, like many others, have the capacity to help Yoruba Nation achieve her goals within the Nigerian Federation.
“Some former members, such as Armenia, East Timor, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia and Palau, have gained full independence and have joined the United Nations (UN) as full members.
“The peoples represented within the UNPO membership are all united by one shared condition: they are denied their equitable level of representation and voice in the institutions of the countries to which they currently belong and in international governance.
“As a consequence, their opportunity to participate on the national or international stage is limited and unfair, and they struggle against difficulties in their effort to realize their rights to civil and political participation and to control their own economic, social and cultural development.
“In many cases, they live under pressure of the worst forms of violence and repression, such as is being perpetrated by armed Fulani Herdsmen and Fulani militias, as well as by terrorist Boko Haram, against many peoples of Niger
ia, including our Yoruba nation; which violence and repression are being adroitly and surreptitiously supported by the government of Nigeria. In some cases, members of UNPO need serious help because they live in countries and under governments that actively resist their progress and destroy their achievements, as our Yoruba nation lives in Nigeria.
“The UNPO is able to address issues that often remain hidden because UNPO has the freedom to raise issues that others cannot raise due to political or funding constraints. Today, UNPO has more than forty (40) member nations.
“Having identified ourselves as an indigenous nation, the UNPO recognition is the first stage towards achieving our goal of self-determination, and this is permissible and lawful under existing laws and international instruments.
“The United Nations Conventions and Proclamation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (September 15, 2007) grants indigenous peoples and nations the rights to self-determination.
“Membership in UNPO gives our Yoruba nation the privilege of having UNPO work for the protection and advancement of our rights as an indigenous people in Nigeria. And that empowers us to form our Customary Law Indigenous Government for organizing our struggle for self-determination, and for serving as our sole representative in the United Nations where we shall seek for the retrieval and restoration of our sovereignty.
“Article 20 of African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) provide that “Colonized or oppressed peoples shall have the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination by resorting to any means recognized by the international community”
“Any means recognized by the international community” refers to such as acts within the rule of law, peaceful acts, and diplomatic negotiations, but excludes acts of violence, acts of war, and acts of terrorism.
“In the light of the foregoing, the Yoruba World Congress hereby joyfully congratulates all Yoruba citizens of Nigeria at home and abroad, all Yoruba elders, all Yoruba religious, political, business, professional and community leaders, and all Yoruba youths and children.
“We Yoruba have hereby secured a very important support for all peaceful and lawful actions by our patriots, organizations and activists in the struggle to defend, protect and advance Yoruba interests and Yoruba self-determination.
“It is the right and duty of all of us to evolve together our nation’s use of this wonderful gift, and the Yoruba World Congress offers its brotherly hand of love, cooperation and collaboration to all persons, leaders, rulers and organizations in the Yoruba family” the statement concluded.
Professor ‘Banji Akintoye Yoruba Leader/Leader, Yoruba World Congress
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