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Former Child Soldier, Journalist and Leader of the Africanist Movement

Date:
Monday, June 04, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Wendy Snyder
Location Details:
Faith Presbyterian Church, 430 - 49th St. (at Webster), Oakland

Report from the Frontlines of the liberation struggle in West Africa

What: Public Forum
Contact: (510) 625-1106

Former child soldier, journalist and political leader
Chernoh Alpha M. Bah will speak at the Faith Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 4th a "report from the frontlines
of the African liberation struggle".

At the age of 12, Bah fought in the civil war in
Sierra Leone, going on to become an award winning
journalist. He is now leader of the Africanist
Movement, whose 70,000 members in Sierra Leone,
Guinea-Conakry, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Liberia seek to
regain African indigenous control over African mineral
and agricultural resources.

Tensions are mounting in Sierra Leone with the
approaching elections. While the ruling Sierra Leone
People's Party grants lucrative mining concessions to
foreign companies to finance their electoral
campaigns, the average life span of the population
remains at 37 and most citizens have no electricity or
clean water. Some analysts predict another war will
break out over control of the diamond-rich region.

In his Oakland address, Bah will report on the
roles of foreign governments and corporations in the
conflict and present his organization's program for
the nationalization of mining industries and
democratization of the country. (for more on Chernoh
Alpha M. Bah, visit
http://burningspearuhuru.com/tours/chernoh-tour2007/biography.html)

Bah will share the platform at the Enoch Davis Center
with Uhuru Movement founder Omali Yeshitela. The St.
Petersburg native will address local residents about
current world events and his campaign for the
unification of Africa into a single nation, before
returning to his schedule of speaking engagements
throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa.
For info about the tour, see http://www.burningspearuhuru.com/tours/chernoh-tour2007/main.html

The June 4th event is free and open to the public. The
program begins at 7pm. For more information, call (510) 625-1106
Added to the calendar on Sun, May 20, 2007 11:27AM
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