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Sun 6 January 2013
Press Release: WADU Vice President on Mission in Ethiopia
The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) Vice President Nana Yaa Farika Berhane is enroute to Ethiopia with the mission of promoting Pan Africanism and the first WADU Ambassador Dudley Thompson Pan African tribute.
The WADU mission and tribute will advance the WADU and the African Union Diaspora Task Team (AUDiTT) May 2012 Ambassador Dudley Thompson Resolution calling for a union government of Africa. A powerful federated Africa was the central work of the greatest of our ancestral leaders, such as those like the Honorable Marcus Garvey, Emperor Haile Selassie, Dr. John H. Clarke and President Kwame Nkrumah, for the security and advancement of all Africans.
The mission to Ethiopia will also include convening a January 19, 2013 birthday tribute to WADU late President and the “Legendary” Pan Africanist Ambassador Dudley Thompson, to pull together African Diaspora and African leaders to forge forward for a united states of Africa. The specific objectives are also to encourage the African Union (AU) to promote issues such as African Diaspora citizenship, Diaspora representation in the AU, economic partnerships, reparations, African education and for Africa to develop its own security measures to protect Africa and all Africans from the major and ongoing threats against African people, after centuries of enslavement and colonialism.
The WADU mission to Ethiopia will also coincide with the AU Summit January 21-28, 2013 with the theme of “Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance.” Some of the key leaders planned to be in Ethiopia representing the African Diaspora are Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Julius Garvey, Nana Yaa Farika Berhane, Dr. Molefi Asante, Minister Akbar Muhammad, Dr. Norma Jackson, and Minister Ari Merretazon. African Union representatives and other Pan African leaders will join WADU in Ethiopia from various parts of the world at Africa’s Capitol in Addis Ababa for the tribute and AU Summit. The above and other leaders heading to Ethiopia have being directly influenced by the work of those like late Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Kwame Ture and Cheik Anta Diop and will also help to set a unified agenda for the OAU 50th anniversary and action plan in May 2013.
Umbrella of organizations
WADU is one of the foremost Pan African Diaspora organizations with a coalition of leaders and an umbrella of organizations representing the global African Diaspora. The African Diaspora participation is consistent with the African Union constitutive act declaring that it shall "invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our continent, in the building of the African Union." Consequently, WADU has incorporated some of the most influential leaders of the African Diaspora in readiness and are advancing with Pan Africanism for a peaceful, prosperous and powerful African people in the 21st century.
Nana Farika, the new WADU vice president was greatly influenced by Baba Dudley Thompson, Dr. Walter Rodney, the Rastafari movement and the Maroons of Jamaica. She was an official Diaspora representative at the 6th Pan African Congress (PAC) sponsored by the OAU in Tanzania. She later worked with Dr. John Henrik Clark on the 7th PAC and was a co-founder of WADU with other major Pan Africanists.
WADU is urging every African to support or participate in unifying and empowering all Africans in the world.
For more information on WADU or our mission to Ethiopia, please contact Baba John Watusi Branch at our WADU 6th region main office at 718-523-3312 or our website at WADUPAM.ORG.
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