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African Union Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao Discusses the Berlin Conference

Among the many public statements made by African Union Ambassador to the United States Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao was a very informative and spirited discussion of the lingering impact of the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, in which the European colonial powers divided up the Continent of Afrika for their own purposes, at the expense of the people of Afrika. The obvious explanations for the disunity and confusion that still exist on the Mother Continent, as well as in the Global Afrikan Diaspora, can be found in the multiple languages, spiritualities and currency systems that continue to control much day-to-day life in the Afrikan World, none of which were created and developed by Afrikan people but were instead imposed on the Continent to reinforce the control of the colonial powers. Dr. Chihombori-Quao effectively dissects the original Berlin Conference, as well as many of the controls still imposed on the Continent by colonial forces, and discusses the need for Afrikan people of the Continent and the Diaspora to unify if we are to regain control of our ancestral home.  (Note that this video starts about four minutes into her discussion, so please rewind it to the beginning to see the entire video.)

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