[Colonialism Reparation] Newsletter 07/19

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African Union - Colonialism
The African Union, born in 2002 as evolution of the Organization of African Unity active since 1963, faces for the first time the issue of reparations with Resolution 1339, approved by the Council of Ministers of May 27 - June 1, 1991 by which it decides to establish a group of Eminent African and Africans to the Diaspora in the relevant fields to set out clearly the extent of Africa’s exploitation, the liability of the perpetrators and the strategies for achieving reparation.

The following year, with Resolution 1373 adopted by the Council of Ministers of February 24 - 28, 1992 it mandates the Secretary-General to form the support structures to the Committee of eminent personalities, thanking the Chief MKO Abiola of Nigeria for his commitment and its shares in favor of reparations, while With Resolution 1391 adopted by the Council of Ministers of June 22 - 28 1992 it calls on the Committee of eminent personalities and the Member States to give their full support to the measures undertaken by the Organization of African Unity in reparations for the wrongs done to Africa with the exploitation and the slave trade.

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Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius immediately

On May 22, 2019 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution 73/295 (Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965) introduced by Senegal on behalf of the Group of African States.

The General Assembly “welcomes the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice of 25 February 2019 on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965” and “demands that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago unconditionally within a period of no more than six months from the adoption of the present resolution, thereby enabling Mauritius to complete the decolonization of its territory as rapidly as possible”.

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The end of the Empire

In this period "Russia-India-China share a room with a view" by Pepe Escobar, about the G20 Osaka summit on 28-29 June, attracted our attention for "The end of the Empire".

..."Russia-China, via Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and head of the People’s Bank of China, Yi Gang, have signed an agreement to switch to rubles and yuan in bilateral trade, starting with energy and agriculture, and increase cross-currency settlements by 50% in the next few years.
There will be a concerted effort to increasingly bypass SWIFT, using the Russian System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS) and the Chinese Cross-Border Inter-Bank Payments System (CIPS).
Sooner or later Russia-China will entice India to join. Moscow has excellent bilateral relations with both Beijing and New Delhi, and is decisively playing the role of privileged messenger."...

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