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|Africa: Big AGRA, AfriCOM and African Civil Society - Mukoma wa Ngugi|
|Date||Wednesday May 07|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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|Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland|
|nunukidane [at] earthlink.net|
|Phone||510-238-8080 ext. 309|
|Address||P O Box 2528 Berkeley CA 94702|
Who controls the future of food production in Africa? The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) proposes to eliminate the threat of hunger for some 50 million Africans. Mukoma will address the debates throughout Africa on the real deal behind the promises of Big Agra, the threat to the diversity of seeds and the future of food sovereignty in Africa.
On February 6, 2007, the U.S. announced a new militarized initiative for Africa known as AfriCOM. President Bush promises this will new command will “bring peace and security to the people of Africa and promote our common goals of development, health, education, democracy, and economic growth in Africa.” But critics like Mukoma warn us that AfriCOM will further militarize US relations with Africa through the Department of Defense to secure access to the precious oil and other resources the US needs from Africa. “Justice for Africa, not more guns and bombs” he says.
Recent elections in Kenya and Zimbabwe have proven the critical role of African civil society. Mukoma will address the need for Africans in the diaspora, as well as the broader US Africa movement to engage Africa in a deeper way in order to generate people powered political movements.
Read more on this and other Africa events at: http://www.priorityafrica.org/