Jump to content
Afrii Diaspora Dialogue
  • EFF celebrate Africa Day by protesting for France to leave Africa

    EFF celebrate Africa Day by protesting for France to leave Africa

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are celebrating Africa day by picketing outside the French embassy in Tswane on Wednesday. The red berets are marching to have France, the “greatest colonialist, criminals and slave-traders”, exit the affairs of Africa.


    Commander-in-chief of the EFF Julius Malema will lead the protest on Wednesday, the 59th anniversary of Africa Day. 

    National EFF spokesperson Sinawo Thambo says France’s continued micro-managing of African economies needed to end. 

    “They dictate the monetary policies of African states and hoard stolen wealth through colonial debt and the destabilisation of African governance systems and institutions to ensure they can extract wealth with greater ease,”

    says Thambo. 

    The French empire colonised large portions of West, Central and North Africa, with countries such as Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Chad, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Guinea and Niger.

    Thambo says the party maintain its ideals of African Independence, anti-imperialism and rejection of colonial debt which are the motivators behind the protest. 


    The EFF’s Thambo believes the spirit of defiance remains in the blood of Africans. 

    “There can be no economic emancipation without the freedom and emancipation of Africa in its entirety,” 

    he says.

    The African Union was criticised by the EFF as a pale shadow of what it was founded upon. 

    “It accommodates colonialists and land thieves like Israel. The Southern African Development Community just exists for the sake of it, wars and imperialism are allowed to fester. Africa Day is a day that we celebrate under a cloud of conquest,”

    says national EFF spokesperson Sinawo Thambo.

    The EFF believe that 59 years after the rallying call to unite and face injustice, Africa remains on its knees fractured and at the mercy of its former colonial masters.

    READ MORE: EFF PICKET: See which streets will be affected in Pretoria

    View the full article



    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Afrii-Diaspora Dialogue

A Platform for Dialogue for the African diaspora

A cultural and community website with a GO.A.L. to UpLift™, EmPower™ & UnIfy™ the many different peoples, histories, cultures and communities of the Afrikan Diaspora.

Main links

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Guidelines, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use