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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Africa @ 50

"Only Africa can fight for her destiny. In this struggle we shall not reject the assistance and support of our friends, but we will yield to no enemy, however strong."

Africa @ 50 Conference - Friday 6 & Saturday 7 July 2007
Post-Colonial Africa : 2 days of discussion & proposals for action.
School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Main Building ,
Thornhaugh Street , London WC1 (Russell Square tube; Buses 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188)

Organised by the Royal African Society, Centre for African Studies at the University of London and the African Liberation Support Campaign Network (ALISC Network)



  • Africa in the Post-Colonial Era: Imperialism and Resistance - 6.30pm in Room G2 - with Madam Amina Adan (former Somalia minister); Dylan Chambers (former president of the African Caribbean & Asian Students' Society, Sussex University); John Rees (author of Imperialism and Resistance); Tafadzwa Sando (International Socialist Organisation of Zimbabwe); Albert Moutoudou (Union of Cameroonian Peoples UPC).

ONE DAY CONFERENCE - Africa in the Post-Independence Era :

  • 9am – 5pm: Room G60 - Registration
  • 10am – 11.45am: Zimbabwe Today and the Way Forward - Tafadzwa Sando (International Socialist Organisation of Zimbabwe); Alois Mbawara (Free Zim Youth) & Wellington Chibanguza (Free Zim Youth)
  • 1.30pm - 3.15pm: Elections & Democracy: Cameroon , Guinea and Nigeria -
    Albert Moutoudou (Union of Cameroonian Peoples; UPC); Fatoumata Koulibay (Fraternitée Guinéene);
    Dr. Abayomi Ferreira (Democratic Alternative of Nigeria)
  • 3.30pm - 5.00pm: Proxy Wars in Africa - Tony Benn (president, Stop the War Coalition UK); Joseph Ochieno (Uganda People's Congress); Dahabo Isse (Somali Civil Liberties and Human Rights Organisation); Dr Haroun Abdulhamid (Darfur Union).

Events are free but you must register your intention to attend the rally or the conference - by email to nkexplo@yahoo.co.uk /Tel: 079 844 05 307


Request for Volunteers - Africa @ 50

Dear All,
This is a special appeal for volunteers to assist in publicising the Africa @ 50 event being organised by African Liberation Support Campaign Network on 6th and 7th July 2007.
We need people to leaflet, put up posters and leave information in African shops and community gatherings. Please email
nkexplo@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07984405307 if you can help us with publicising the event. We also need volunteers to help on the day of the event.

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