CALAR members recognize with appreciation Africans who settled in the diaspora and who are realizing the potential that is back at home, returned to set up businesses and to bolster the economic growth in their respective countries.
They also acknowledge leaders in Africa who “are realizing the need to look inwards and harness the abundant human and material resources with which God has generously endowed Mama Africa for the growth and development of their countries.”
Such leaders, CALAR members observe, “are realizing that corruption at any level is an inner worm that eats away, weakens, and destroys all efforts at development; and so, must be eradicated.”
They encourage the fostering of unity on the continent saying, “A divided and weakened Africa provides fertile ground and an open door for manipulators and exploiters to mine and cart away the wealth of the continent, including its unique human resources, to enrich their own countries.”
They call on all Africans to “lay down arms, largely imported, and team up together to defeat these blatant exploitations.”
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“Let us refuse to be used against our brothers and sisters; refuse to continue to be divided along political, linguistic, ethnic, regional, and religious lines; and return to our traditional African ways of settling disputes in the spirit of Ubuntu, where all are gainers and none are losers,” CALAR members say.
On the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent, CALAR members call on African leaders to “first look inwards for solutions, to fund research for this pandemic and other medical issues peculiar to the continent.”
In the May 25 video posted on YouTube, CALAR members describe the African superiority and the need to be proud of the fact that there is a lot to be discovered.
Representatives of Africa in its diversity who feature in the video underscore the value of the African identity captured in the most repeated expression “Africa, remember who you are.”
“Africa, remember who you are. Embrace the brilliance and genius of your people; Africa, remember who you are, strive for Africa’s liberation; Africa, remember who you are, embrace your diversity of cultures and ethnicity, assert your intellectual contributions to humanity,” a representative of Africans says in the video shared with ACI Africa.