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African Union (AU) Chairman Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France


Guinea’s president, who also serves as African Union (AU) chairman, has called on African countries to “cut the umbilical chord with France” so as to initiate the continent’s development.

Speaking at the 12th International Salon of Agriculture, held in Morocco’s northern city of Meknes late Monday, Alpha Conde harshly criticized western countries — singling out France in particular — for what he described as their policy of interfering in African domestic affairs, Anadolu Agency reported.

“Western countries should no longer dictate what we should do,” he said, going on to assert: “Africa must define its own path to development.”

“No one should decide for Africa,” he said. “It is true that there are universal principles governing democracy, but it is important to allow African countries adapt these principles to their conditions.”

Referring to the experiences of certain Asian countries, Conde said that Southeast Asia — especially Malaysia — had managed to develop themselves far from any western interference.

“We no longer want this interference,” which, he declared, “has given rise to the Somalization of Libya and the insecurity in the Sahel [region of north Africa].”

Since assuming the AU chairmanship in January, the Guinean president has reiterated calls for the emancipation of African countries from perceived foreign influence.

At a conference held last month in Abidjan devoted to the emergence of Africa, Conde repeated calls to “cut the umbilical chord with France”.

Like many West African states, Guinea did not achieve independence from France until the second half of the 20th century.

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  1. Africans should stop sleeping and wake up to do the right Thing. We are not destinied to remain under developed contenient for ever. The choice is on own Hands either to choose total freedom that will to lead us to our development or partial-freedom that will chained us to slavery. African leaders in additional to France issue in particular, should address the issue of corruption among themselves. Corruption is one of the Major hindrance to African development. It is in Africa, you will find many People are dying daily as a result of poverty. While their leaders are hiding looted wealth thereby depriving the masses of Basic facilitites-

  2. This man is bearing the torch of his predecessor – Sékou Touré. It’s about time someone says it like it is.
    Just like late Dr John Henrike Clark said, “There is European solution to an African problem.” Not that they have ever offered any kind of solution.


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