Rally to protest the Human Rights Violations & lack of freedom in Ethiopia / Africa at the US Africa Leaders’s Summit – Monday August 4th, 2014
While Africa is known for its abundant natural resources and fertile lands, over 90% of the continent’s citizens are forced to live below absolute poverty because of tyrannical rulers that enrich themselves and their cronies. Many African people are living under non-elected dictator’s rule with gross human rights violations and lack of freedom. Many are forced to migrate out of their homelands seeking freedom and glimpse of prospect for themselves and their families.
Many western countries, the US in particular, are continuing to do business and providing financial and military aid to such autocratic rulers disregarding the gross human rights violations by these so called “Africa leaders”. For these western leaders there is only one interest to look after, the interest of their liberated and rich citizens, not the rights of the poor Africans.
Many brave Africans who dare to speak out have either been illuminated, forced into exile or imprisoned. Journalists and bloggers have been labeled terrorists and thrown in to jail. The western nations and their instruments of neo-colonialism, such as the World Bank and United Nations, only provide lip service with bogus press releases and statements that will be forgotten right after the microphone is turned off while their practice of facilitating oppression by the dictators continues everyday through their corrupt practices.
In the coming week US president Barack Obama has invited all African “heads of states”, many of them absolute dictators and puppets, such as PM Hailemariam Desalegn, to discuss how they will be able to earn more from the US tax payers as well as how they can loot the continent’s natural resources and sell it for collaborative greedy individuals and corporations under a disguise of investment. How long is the world going to continue to give a blind eye to the “Second scramble for Africa” for its land, oil and other natural resources in the name of development and aid?
Let us be the voice for the voiceless African people who are suffering from this unholy marriage of the rich nation’s leaders and their dictator allies in Africa. Our protest may not stop the injustice on our people overnight but will certainly be appreciated by our people who are suffering under dictatorship every day. It will give hope to the heroe and heroine citizens who are languishing in the jail cells and concentration camps of these dictators. Our continued effort to advocate for justice and human rights is our God given responsibility that defines our Humanity. More than any creatures of God on these Earth we, the humans, are expected to speak and stand for justice for others.
Join us for a protest rally at the 2014 US African leaders’ summit.
Date: Monday August 4th, 2014
Location: National Academy of Science
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418