Pan-African Imperialism

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In South Africa in 1987-88 Cuban and Angolan troops drove South African soldiers into Namibia after 137 days of engagement (Kariuki 2015). Plus, Cuban troops went to Ethiopia to defend them in a war against Somalia (Holleran 2008). Castro supported full equality for all people and was willing to fight for it. Cuba was severely punished for siding with the Soviet Union during the Cold War and rejecting US interventionism and control of Cuba and other countries.
Pan-Africanism has over a hundred of years of history and is deeply embedded in the struggle for independence from colonial rule and foreign control for African countries and African people. It brings together people from the US, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and from all over the world
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Women make up large percentages of agriculture and their role in the development of Africa will be key to creating economic strongholds. Rooting out cultural imperialism that supports the oppression of marginalized African people will also be a major key. This includes recognizing the homophobic and trans-misogynistic Christian missionaries that support hateful and oppressive policies against LGBT and queer folks in African countries. Lastly it also means connecting with the oppressed peoples of the world for all human beings (Machyo 1996, 64). In 2014 Cuba sent out over 300 doctors to different places in Africa to help with the Ebola crisis. That is the solidarity we need within the African Diaspora (Aljazeera, 2014). In the US there is a new civil rights movement focused on the intuitional racism and violence inflicted on black bodies by the state. We need to link that to the oppressed peoples of the world. There is a relationship to the disinvestment of inner city black communities and the underdevelopment of Africa. This is the work Pan-Africanism must take up in the 21st century in the way it did with the liberation struggles in the

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