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'We are now also faced with a new scramble for Africa – the mad rush by European countries and multi-national companies to loot African resources and re-occupy our land.'

Invitation to Afrikan History Month 2012 Seminar, Freetown.

The above named organisation, wishes to invite you to our first public seminar to commemorate Africa History at the Sierra Leone Library Board, on Wednesday 29th February 2012, starting at 4:00pm prompt. This years seminar is held under the theme: Africa History Month 2012: Resisting the New Scramble for Africa, Organise to End Land Grabbing in Afrika.

The importance and relevance of this burning topic in Africa and Sierra Leone in particular cannot be over-emphasised. This year marks 127 years since the infamous Berlin Conference heralding the first Scramble for Africa in 1884/85. We are now also faced with a new scramble for Africa – the mad rush by European countries and multi-national companies to loot African resources and re-occupy our land. The recent unwarranted NATO attack on Libya, the establishment of Africom bases around Africa and large scale land grabbing in open collaboration by African leaders to name but few.

The looting and exploitation of our resources has taken different forms over the past four centuries. First was the wholesale destruction of our human resources through the enslavement of millions of Africans during the Slave Trade. This was followed by colonialism - when European powers divided up and organised large-scale systematic and brutal exploitation for the benefit of Europe and European industries. Now they are doing it in various ways - through privatisation, land grabbing and exploitation of natural resources including oil, diamonds, gold, rutile and iron ore to name but a few.

The meeting will hopefully lay the foundation of how grassroots organisations can resist the present rate of massive exploitation of our resources and land grabbing with the open connivance of the African ruling elites.

For further information, contact: Bro Malik Kamara Tel – 077 500 649 or Mohamed Koroma – 088 878 273. Or via email - [email][email protected]

Yours In the struggle for African Liberation

Malik Kamara