Starting on May 25, 2013, members of the African world community are urged to participate in the World African Diaspora Union (WADU) Pan Africanism & the African Renaissance (PAAR) Campaign 50 during Africa Year from May 25. 2013 through May 25, 2014. The PAAR 50 Campaign will officially kick-off on May 25, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the formal ingathering of African leaders from across the globe to commemorate the Organization of African Unity (OAU) 50th anniversary struggles for the liberation and unification of African people in Africa and in the African Diaspora. The OAU was established on May 25, 1963 and is the most pivotal Black organization in the world.
As part of the OAU 50 anniversary commemorations, key WADU and Africa Union (AU) leaders will participate in tributes in various regions across the world and throughout the year starting on May 25, 2013. WADU leaders are scheduled to participate in tributes in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and across the USA. The OAU/AU 50th anniversary year theme of “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance” announced by the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is for all Africans in Africa and those in the Diaspora to reflect and revive the models establishe d by leaders such as Honorable Marcus Garvey, and especially President Kwame Nkrumah in his “single-mindedness and strength to achieve the mission of the social and economic liberation of our continent.”
The WADU PAAR 50 Campaign during African Liberation Year across the African world will focused on strengthening African leadership, pressing for an immediate union government of Africa, economic initiatives for African self-reliance, African education and the union of African people, worldwide. During this upcoming OAU 50th anniversary year, WADU is especially urging immediate actions by African Union leaders on the long delayed establishment of a union government espoused by great Pan Africanists like Marcus Garvey and Kwame Nkrumah. U
Also in Ethiopia WADU will convene a Pan African Peoples’ Forum at Addis Ababa University on the May 24, 2013. Some of the African Diaspora representatives to participate in this and other programs in Ethiopia are Dr. Leonard Kweku Jeffries, Minister Akbar Muhammad, Dr. Shelby Lewis, Nana Farika Hamilton, Dr. Norma Abena Jackson, Rabbi Kohain Halevi, Prof. Abye Ford and Dr. Ashley Taylor.
To attend the upcoming OAU anniversary tribute in Ethiopia, to organize the African Liberation Year PAAR 50 Campaign, or financially contribute to our work, and become part of our leadership for the 21st century, please contact our Chief Secretariat Baba John Watusi Branch at 718-523-3312 or visit the WADU website at WADUPAM.ORG.