'United Kingdoms of Kama' Only Solution for African Conflicts

Tuesday, 29 January 2008 19:00 Emma Reyes Editorial Dept - Africa
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Just one month after the election of a new president, Kenya's people are again suffering from the effects of violence and what former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan described as "gross abuses of human rights."

According to U.N. observers, the new unrest has already driven 250,000 people from their homes, with thousands of dwellings destroyed as fights between rival communities escalate. Regrettably, top officials of many Western countries regard the continuing bloodshed in Kenya and other African countries as evidence of political immaturity and either refer to these nations with patronizing comments or simply ignore them.


"Western countries can't wipe their hands of these conflicts by writing them off as acts of uncivilized barbarians, since they themselves are responsible," said Rael, founder and leader of the Raelian Movement, in a statement released Monday. "Like Rwanda and many other African countries before this, Kenya is living out yet another drama that is 100 percent the legacy of the artificial borders imposed by colonization. And there will be many more."

During his conference tours in Africa, Rael has said it is more urgent than ever to return to the pre-colonization borders and states that made up the original kingdoms and empires of Kama (the name given to the African continent by native inhabitants before colonizers renamed it "Africa"). Only this will prevent additional genocides, he warned.

 

He added, "It's time to destroy the artificial borders and artificial 'nations' created by the European invaders who divided Africa by negotiating over maps. Through the massive and rampant corruption that goes on much of the time, presidents, ministers and full administrations are pumping money to add to their Swiss bank accounts. It's time for traditional kings, emperors and local chiefs to be back in power and together create a continental 'United Kingdoms of Kama,' with each ethnic group totally independent."

A Raelian spokesperson for the African continent, Uriël Nawej, is a descendant of Yaav Nawej, founder and first emperor of the Lunda Empire. Nawej, who is also a member of the Imperial Lunda Amalas clan, said indigenous groups in Kenya requesting or claiming more independence – including a return to pre-colonization borders – include:

• The Maasai of Kenya and northern Tanzania, who are claiming more and more of their areas taken by the British, and who dream of restoring Maasailand.

• The Samburus of north central Kenya, who want to be reunited with relatives on the other side of the Somalian border and long to restore Samburuland.

• The Turkana in the northwest, who want autonomy in the Turkanaland. Following Rael's recommendations, Raelian leaders have been meeting with most of the continent's traditional leaders. In a few countries, they even established political parties named the FERUKA – the Party for the Federation of the United Kingdoms of Kama.



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