Prepared For IV International Seminar Africa, The Caribbean And Latin America, St. Vincent And The Grenadines, 24th- 26th November, 2012.
The contemporary Caribbean is one of the most politically fragmented regions for its size on earth; and one with the strongest remaining colonial presence… (but) slowly but surely, a pan-Caribbean consciousness is emerging, led by the vision of cultural practitioners; and containing the seeds of a future Caribbean nation….
Professor Charles Soludo has been Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2004-2009); Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria and CEO of the Nigerian National Planning Commission (2003-2004), Founding Chairman of the African Finance Corporation and consultant to 18 international organisations. A Board Member of the South Centre, this presentation showing why EPAs are contrary to the interests of Africa was made at a Forum in Geneva in Jul2y 2012.
The leaders of 14 capitalist powers in Europe plus the United States met for a conference in Berlin 126 years ago to decide how all of Africa’s land and vast resources would be divided as colonies and zones of control among themselves. No Africans were invited to the conference…One cannot help but think about the Berlin Conference of 1884 when analyzing the London Conference of 2011 that took place on March 29. It was convened by the same imperialist governments that took part in the 1884 meeting. Africans were invited this time, but the African Union refused to attend…