History as AU, UN reconnect Africans in Diaspora with roots

FOR Africans in Diaspora who have long lost contact with their ancestral homes, a window of opportunity has now opened for them to reconnect with their roots and contribute to the development of their ancestral continent. This opportunity is coming, thanks to a historic collaboration between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN). The AU has already fixed a meeting for June in South Africa, which would be the first African Diaspora summit of its kind.

At a meeting yesterday in New York between AU officials and their UN colleagues on how to re-establish the link, the UN Special Adviser for Africa, Mr. Cheick Sidi Diarra, said that “there is now clear recognition that the African identity is a global one,” regardless of how Africans now leaving abroad left the continent either by reasons of war, choice or slavery.

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