Letter to Chairman of AU (African union)

My dear Chairman of African Union Organisation, recently you won election as Chairman of AU Ms Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, despite ordinary African people were not given chance to vote. But you were vote by African Administrators, I do call them Administrators or African puppet rulers and not leaders because they didn't manage to take any decision so far that benefit African peoples in last 50 years that so called "Africa independent" from colonialism.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Since this organisation (AU) was created most of African can't see any benefit about this organisation, could you explain to us what are you meeting for the most time in Addis Abba (Ethiopia)? You can't protect African people from civil wars, famine, corrupted politicians, prosecution even slavery.Yes slavery, check what is happening in Sinai in Egypt black migrants who are trying to cross into Israel are slaved, raped and tortured from Arabs gangs even some are murdered buy the gangs to remove their internal organs (liver, kidney) to be sold in black market in Cairo.

AU couldn't stop NATO from removing Gaddafi from power or evacuated thousand of black immigrants who were caught up in Libya's war many black immigrants were mistreated by Libyan militias and ended up in Libya jails because of the colour of their skin. In your own country Ms Zuma in South Africa, more than 34 miners were killed by the police because they were demanding for better wages. Miners are living in poor conditions in contrast to the owners and executives of Mine Companies they are getting richer on cost of poor black miners. Look at the graphic below about financial power in your country Ms Zuma.

financial power in south Africa

How come the majority of the population in South African are black and they are at bottom of financial power in country? Only it can happen in African!Should we blame Apartheid or Colonialism! Are there sort of programs in AU to help Africans to be financial educated or to empower African to be involved in entrepreneurship or to own business in their countries that it will enable them for economic freedom!

Did you speak with Mr Dos Santos President of Angola who allowed more than 250 thousands Chinese manual labours into Angola when there is high youth unemployment in Angola and in Africa! What type of deal! You make contract with foreigner countries or companies to bring in engineers and experts, but not their own manual labours.This is not rocket science! Now the slogan in Africa "We can get better deals from Chinese than western countries". What better deals! There is not different between the Western countries and the Chinese when African rulers are making deals on their terms and not for African people interest.
Chinese in Africa

Could you tell us when African people will see benefits of this organisation (AU)? Some members of your organisation when Western countries are tired of them then they are send to face charges of corruption or genocide in Hague (Holland). People who supposed to represent African people in AU they are the same people who are killing us, oppressing us for benefit of they own and foreign countries (The Western governments and Chinese now). When you'll tell members of your organisation to introduce human rights, create basic conditions for 95% percents of African and to stop taking orders from people who slave us, colonised us.

How many of colonial masters rulers where send to Africa to face trial? Despite, they committed genocide by slavering African, but they never bother to apologise to African people from mass of atrocities they committed in Africa. Despite they(colonial masters) are trying to excuse themselves today by blaming their ancestries who are people who committed this mass of atrocities but they are forgetting one thing they are benefiting now from crimes committed by their ancestries. Anyone in AU even dare to ask former colonial masters to apologise to African and black people around world! That why I meant African rulers are administrators and not leaders, they can be replacing from colonial masters. We saw what happened with Mobutu (Former Zaire now DR Congo), Hosni Mubarak (Egypt), Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), Charles Taylor (Liberia), etc. To be honest I do not share tears for these puppet rulers they deserved may be except Gaddafi despite he was a dictators but he stood up against colonial masters.

When these African Administrators will understand Western countries have been playing us for last 500 years when they arrived in Africa and it seems African Administrators still believe Western countries are in Africa to help us. Let see, They had slave African then when they decided themselves that slavery was inhuman then let colonised them by creating borders and countries in Africa to be able to control Africa and its resources. When African become to fight back against brutal colonial governments in Africa, they decided to pretend to give African independent but divided them into colonial languages organisations to control them.

Such as Commonwealth organisation for English speakers in Africa, the head of that organisation the Queen of England, Francophone that belong to French speakers countries in Africa and Lusophone belong to Portuguese speakers countries in Africa. Every time one real African leader decided to take his/her own decisions to benefit African they are outcast from power from colonial masters. Colonial masters never left Africa they planted these Administrators in political positions but without financial power, they still control us economically and politically, but we should blame organisation such AU if it's objective to protect African people! For example, we can see with EU (European Union) protecting the European citizen from their governments, there is a European court of Justice.
income difference in South Africa

Ms Zuma when we're going to decide official languages of African countries to be our own dialects languages instead of colonial languages and please it would nice if you could read African dream that it's a classic for all African to read. Look place like in Barcelona they don't what to speak Spanish instead they promoted Catalonia as their official language, despite they're the same people then why we African still have official languages in our countries from our former masters.

It's very difficult to understand Ms Zuma, do something about it don't just waste money of African people like your predecessor (Jean Ping) did. Your decisions in AU, made us look useless in around world, people disrespect us because they see you so called "African rulers" can't sort out African problems, African are force to flee their home lands to go to places where they are suffering of racism and see us as a low races people, not intelligent enough as human being because of your lack of courage to stand firm for your people even in South Africa 90 percents of Black South African are the poorest in country in contrast with others races(Asia and White) and similar story in all over Africa. Look the graph on right.

You and your members are also victims of slavery and the colonial mentally. I wrote this letter to let you know perhaps it's time for real change to come in Africa, real African leaders to stand up for African people.Moreover, please next election can allow ordinary African people to vote instead of African administrators voting for you who do not represent any African people interest but to follow the orders for their masters in Western. Back in time, a slave who live in master's house control others slavers who live outside. But the slave who lives in master's house he still a slave with some privileges the same thing with African administrators.
How African youth can have hope and be pride to be African if all they can see miseries, oppress governments and useless rulers.

Written by Pacheco Kiala

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First all, I would like to thank the owner of My Continent for give young African opportunities to post our point views. For African admistrators young African are fighting back. Julies Malema is very popular in South Africa because he understand African youth and he's not prepared to be a second class citizen in his own country. Economic freedom next step for African.
Jo , South African, Pretoria

What the point to have political power if we don't have economic power. Chinese men arrived today in Luanda tommorrow is your boss. I can't see any black person in Shangai to be boss of chinese people. Portugueses run way from unemployement in Europe without any education qualification in Angola he's our boss. It's too much to take as a young African . I'm a third citizen in my own country.
Kandala , Angola, Uige

Black peole have being controlled in last 500 years that it makes very difficult for black person to be on top of any world wild ogarnisation because it was created by The Western countries and control by the West. such as UN, World bank, IMF(International monetary Fund), World Bank,etc. These organisation were create to control black people and the rest of World. The same like Commonwealth.
Danny , USA, Califonia

Almost all African leaders are stupid. Always they are led by West and USA leaders to stay on power, kill the people and fill their stomach.Nothing is expected from them until new generation come to the power. We should fight them to the end to make our people free life on African continent, free of relief and so on. Oromo people is fighting such leaders in East Africa. Let us fight together.
Gadaa , Oromia, East Africa

If we africans want to aspire to dignity, why shouldn´t we stand up and demonstrate our anger to this neo-colonialism? Why cannot we join togolese,congolese, libyans etc. in the West fighting to recover their sovereignity although we are not citizens of these countries? Why should dictators whiper via AU to save their own perennity and not us by demonstrations.Let the PANAFRICANISM MOVEMENT AWAKE!
Lola , France

Ces dictateurs hypothèquent les vies de plusieurs génerations et livrent leurs populations aux mentors qui les ont placé au pouvoir en échange de protection, clientélisme, affairisme .. en échange des mièttes qui leur tombent après la braderie des richesses de leurs propres pays.
Lola , France

Where do I start? The "Letter" was confused and poorly written, but Kiala was passionate and made some good points. He should be writing to African govt. leaders though, not the AU president. Africans on the continent have to deal with the corrupt systems they condone, which give rise to corrupt leaders. Learn the lesson from the Arab Spring. When will there be an African Spring and what agendas?
Basil , Bridgetown, Barbados

Where is today's Cabral, Neto, Nyerere, Mandela? Sorry, but it's not Malema. He's just another power-hungry opportunist, another Laurent Gbagbo seeking political power. I was disturbed by the two graphs, which show that black people in SA haven't progressed very far. It seems that Asians (Indians?)have benefited most since 1993! What evidence has he got for the number given of Chinese in Angola?
Basil , Bridgetown, Barbados

50 years after independence, why is an African holding an umbrella over a Chinese? That doesn't even happen in China! It could not happen in the West Indies, in Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, or any other island. Continental Africans need to wake up! Fair elections and respect for the electoral system is a must. The people need to make their leaders accountable. The leaders need to empower the peopl
Basil , Bridgetown, Barbados

Such Thing just happen because behind the African Black Leaders we have White Councelors, and besides that We are putting our brother in prison when they complain for anything before trying to listen to him. Just Happened in Angola
Aguinaldo , Luanda, Angola

as we can see African people were used long time ago as china was used, we were used as bridges but that time we were ignorant, china was ignorant. Today china is using us because Africa is still sleeping.i always hear you can kill dreamer but you can't kill the dream. i think africa has killed the dream.Africa killed democracy,freedom of speaach and fed corruption and poverty. wake up africa!
Mahmoud haile , somalia

What is disturbing Africa is simply underdevelopment caused by coruption mainly. Every one seems to be so corrupt, we cant achieve economic power if we dont change our morals, The AU Cant attain political power when we still depend on the west economically. before we raise voices lets first refelect on where you stand as an individual in terms of intergrity, morals then look at our leaders
Benard , Uganda

Hi dear friends,there is no more solutions to gain independent continet at this diverse corruption World.Unless iteligent African stands alone to dilute the system of the present.
Daniel Toko Bafwassa , London

The only black leader who has balls in Africa that is Mugabe. others are just puppets in the pay of Western (and Chinese). The westerners considered a dictator, normal, he favors his people. It is time to turn these peoples African soil pests.
Rodcaz , France

African problems are very internal but modified by the whiteman, the skyrocketing rates of corruption, nepotism among others are not external. Africa is not a poor continent but the puppet leaders of Africa duplicate and worsen the situation, they get into power when they are very poor, and think of positioning themselves in exploitative rule, shame upon on them the big men wo/men of Africa...
ngobi ronald , uganda

@Aguinaldo de Angola tienes toda la rzon del mundo todo pasa por que en Africa consejeros son blancos que roban juntos con los africanos coruptos.Pero coruptos existen en todo el mundo los "civilisados"europeos y estadounidences sonladrones+coruptos.La clave es la educacion miren AMERICA LATINA es Continente con los recursos similares.Ellos latinoamericanos son modelo.
Yasna , Belgrade, Serbia

Some few days ago we spent 2 billion uganda shillings to celebrate our 50yrs of poor roads ,education,health,epedemic corruption and poor governance.for the last 50yrs we have nothing to be pround off.We should not blame the west and the chinesse,we should blame our selves for all this.we should as african reflect our past ,our morals and actions,otherwise we shall continue lamenting for years.
PAPA SImon , kampala

African leaders are all very weak, this was identified by our leader Moammar Algathaffi, he asked us as we people of African descent to fight on, to erase economic, political, cultural, psychological plunder, we are in very long battle to rid Africa of colonization, economic exploitation, imperialism, inferiority complex, we either prevail, live free or die, what is life without dignity?.
Asuma Azima , Sabha, Libya

I see the anger,and I understaind this anger.. So many Africans who see what is goin on now a days.. But still we cannot stand up against those wicked people. How long we go stand a side and look? Brother leader remain maby dead,but still his words and deeds live on..!! So Africans al over this world.. It is time to march and wipe out al these bad people of the face of Africa..!!! Yah Bless Africa
Isha , Surinam

The AU is the most useless organization I have ever seen. There is no reason for its existences. I remember my days in the University. We had stronger guild administration than the useless AU. I wonder how new countries like South Sudan can join that fake social club. The westerners went there and killed Gadaffi like rat. Try to temper with any EU president and see what will happen!
Samuel , Berlin

Brothers, listen, i see one brother highlighting that the letter was poorly written, English is not our language, it is secondary. i dont see anything worth to be proud of in speaking it fluently. he who speaks it better has been colonised the most. what ideas do you have? What do you think needs to be done by the AU to address these issues? any ideas? lets not dwell on complaining.
zolas , zimbabwe

Samuel, westerners did not go to Libya and kill Gaddhafi. His own people did. They helped overthrow him for their own cynical, political reasons. Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't Uganda and Kenya in Somalia under the auspices of the AU and isn't that mission worthwhile? I think it is.
Basil , Bridgetown, Barbados

Zolas. Whatever language you use, be it English, Norwegian, Russian or Swahili, you should use it well and properly. There are millions all over the world, who are crawling over each other to learn English, and many of them use it very well, so to say that he who uses it best is most colonised, is just BS. England cannot confuse Mugabe, because he speaks it as well as any EDUCATED Englishman!
Basil , Bridgetown, Barbados

Basil you are write, but come on guys, the message has been understood so well. Samuel talked about the Libyans killing Gaddhafi, thats wrong, do not let the media control your level of thinking, think otherwise, not like wise. They undermined the AU's authority. i stay with a Libyan. he tells me about how Nato attacked civilians destroying infrastructure and building projects....
zolas , zimbabwe

this question goes to the blogger and all those who are concerned about the well being of this richest continent that houses the poorest human beings in the world.lets make this easy, if you were the Chairman of the AU. what would you do to change and improve the situation in Africa?
zolas , zimbabwe

If I was president of AU: 1- I must try to get countries who are committed for improvement of organisation and to interest of African people. 2- Create legislations for all members to follow. Failing to follow it countries could be penalise or even lose their memberships. 3- To be apart of organisation won't be a free pass but countries must show they merited to be a member of AU.
David , Malawi


@ Bridge Barbados, Gadhaffi was not killed by his own people. It's the French who had done it, without the west, no Libyan would have dared to dream to the point of killing Gadhaffi, it's the wicked west, who so full of envy and anger due to economic, social, developmental progress made by Libya under Gadhaffi, one of the best nations with strong economies, jealousy is what made west kill him.
Asuma Azima , Sebha Libya

this is a total joke. Especially in Angola. Well they killed Savimbi who wanted to change Angola, who had a phrase sayin: the first five positions should b occupied by Angolans
Augusto , Angola, Huambo

This should be warning bells to the youths of Africa that if they do not go back to activism, the future of Africa is bleak. Now we know that our leaders are a mockery to the Pan-Africanism and patriotism of the Lumumbas, we should actively stop the rhetoric and get into action.
Tim , Pretoria

I deeply console with you, my fellow Africans ,the state africa fifty years of neocolonialism. However, we have to be strategic mourners not just desparate street beggars. AU or Africa is just name but Africanisation is what has to feature into all Africans. African weaknesses built-up from confusion planted in-on us by state of colonialism and neo colonialism. Our colonial masters divided African people on their soil using administrative and political boundaries during scramble for Africa. We adopted masters' culture as a whole to substitute with ours own, be it language, diet, mode of dressing, values, believes, virtues name them. In the mean time, we lacked original African content, know kind of living copies of our masters. We are ever copying to be like x and y due to harsh psychological treatment, the danger of loosing identity and angled for self enemity. Why do border conflict exist on African soil, ever since colonisers "departure?" who provide weapons of wars, foodstuffs, homage for IDPs and medical facilities for both head-on Africans? Why do you think all this is so? Ladies and gentlemen, we either work together as one Africa, one people or perish together as fools - as divided fools, as conflicting poor fools going into self-dug unbottomless pit. Africa is rich in natural resources and agriculturally productive than whole world. But why people of Africa been reported absolutely hungery? Commercial crops: africans export food to western only to ask them food donation. What is African position in the world market? African countries don't have price and quality control or bargaining power because africa lack economic bloc as USA, EU, URO countries, united Emirate etc and due to small economic muscles couldn't determine dos and don'ts of world market. GADDAFI died because he came up with Africa Union AU with the aim of forming African economic bloc where hunters pouched him shortly setting his own blood against him. Inconclusion, i belief that united we stand but divided we fall. Let us remain allies and partners of the world arround us as we league up African for political and Economic Union, this bloc would strengthens Africans socio-politically,economically, psycho-morally in the face of neo masters. Let us believe in the powers of brains and weapons of the tongues in order to smash the master-servant stand. Youth for real change on African soil. thanks.
Umuro , Kenya

Many overlook who Africa is struggling against, the sophisticated mechanism of ex-colonizers foreign powers. Imported ideology is not going to free Africa from bondage of poverty and backwardness. That's why leaders must have secrecy in dealing with this demon. Neoliberals can only be defeated with our own DEVELOPMENTAL STATE concept. Ethiopia is leading such a struggle from within!
Wondwossen , USA

Thanks to Kiala his article My continent Africa, i agree concept in general, but the roots of the problem coming from people of Africa , and my blaming points lay on educated ones , why the African people are suffering is their weakness nothing else . Because as Somalis we were in chaos for the last 20yrs. So why Africa to me , since they don't share with me my miserable days.
Rashid , Somalia

I'm a woman nearly 40, three children, born and raised in London, UK. Rastafarian. I'm a product of a diasporic African community. Raised by Roman Catholic Caribbean family members who completely disown Africa! I'm out of my slumber and ready to give my skills and energy to helping my people and living the best life I can live in the Mother land. My question...
A mother in her 40's , England, UK

..is 'what's the plan'? Seriously, there must be thousands of mothers/parents like me who want to be where my heart desires but please.. first make this website viral. Now. Use this medium to galvanise further, there are a lot of youth with skills hitting the glass ceiling here in the UK thinking they have a future & Africa is where opportunities lie but they think i'm talking crap due to ...
A mother in her 40's , England, UK

..psychological, nutritional and economical suppression and media fed lies. All of which can be dealt with through reading books (Llaila o Afrika, etc) hearing the testimonies of my bros & sis back home and replacing the former leaders with YOU forward thinking, majority ruling peoples. MY OWN friends, family etc will not stand with me due to the fear of this 'jim crow' system.. Organise.
A mother in her 40's , England, UK

I hear you guys can I ask how much are cars in your countries? Do you get free houses? Free electricity? A share of your countries natural resources? Noo.. You don't but there are some who are busy saying gaddaffi was bad but he wasn't. The west was supposed to pay back the money it owed but what did they do, they killed him and made people fools that libyans killed him. Could you kill a person who gives you $900 everyday when oil was sold? The usa couldn't compete that's why they killed him.
tebo , South Africa, Soweto

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