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Afraz Alliance is a website dedicated to the ideological unification of African countries by encouraging the establishment of stronger economic, political and social ties between Africans, African Americans, Afro-Latin Americans and Caribbeans throughout the diaspora. Through examining the economic and political decisions that motivate African governments, this site hopes to identify shared beliefs and values along with courses of social interaction leading to the formation of ideological unanimity among African people. This website seeks to examine the factors which have led to the deplorable conditions among African people. Who is responsible for these conditions and how may they be alleviated? The study begins with African leadership. Do they serve their constituencies or are they compromising the continent's resources for self aggrandizement? By posing these questions, it is hoped that concerned bodies may begin to understand what is at the root of African disunity? Does disunity exist because of cultural differences among Africans or is it because of of destablizing outside influences which seek to profit from a divide and conquer strategy? When one identifies the major financial centers around the globe: Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Paris, and Tokyo one can justifiably ask: Where is the major African financial center? Johannesburg, South Africa ? While the city does have the potential to become a major financial player, its business environment continues to be negatively impacted by its lower development of human capital (50th) and bottlenecks in infrastructure (48th). Retail access to financial services (43rd) is also constrained. Presently, there is no major african financial hub servicing people of color ! This is one of the great tragedies of the 21st century not only for Africans but also for the world community generally. However, it is seldom discussed among international scholars. This issue along with a host of other problems needs to be addressed by the world community and Afraz Alliance is dedicated to providing positive solutions to these vexing problems by providing an intellectual platform for all interested parties to voice their informed opinions and possible solutions.

Afraz Alliance is inspired by the ideal of the "United States of Africa". The United States of Africa was first proposed by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey in his poem 'Hail, United States of Africa in 1924. Garvey's vision encouraged the formation of the Pan-Africanist movement which culminated in 1945 with the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, United Kingdom, attended by W. E. B. Du Bois, Patrice Lumumba, George Padmore, Jomo Kenyatta, and Kwame Nkrumah. Later, Nkrumah along with Haile Selassie and others advanced the idea to form the 37 nation Organisation of African Unity, the precursor of today's African Union. The stated goal and mission of Afraz Alliance is to accelerate the political and socio-economic integration of African people throughout the diaspora. Therefore, the first order of business is to create an African Investment Bank along with an African Monetary Fund based somewhere on the continent (e.g, Accra, Ghana) and both supported by a gold-backed currency abetted by African governments. Such an action will function as a counterweight against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank along with circumventing any additional negative external economic influences (e.g., arab/asian) operating on the continent. It is hoped that the establishment of the bank and monetary fund will work together to underwrite trade relations and other social endeavors among African communities globally.

African nations which actively support the "United States of Africa" include Eritrea, Ghana, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Some countries, specifically, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have shown less interest in the idea. A country's support or opposition is largely due to its power and influence. Less prosperous nations, especially those with economic and social instability have much to profit from an effective central government. They would, with the collective resources of the entire continent, be able to better deal with the issues affecting that nation. More prosperous nations are generally not supportive of a central government that they think may be less effective than their own. They also surmise that most of the resources would come from the economically powerful nations, and used to address the issues of the less prosperous countries. Because of that, the stronger nations have shown a reluctance to support a "United States of Africa" However, if their is enough groundswell support among the grassroots as well as academia throughout the Black Diaspora, then the wealthier African nations may be persuaded to reconsider this issue. However, until this proposed unity is realized, African people should consider the construct of ideological foundations (e.g., Cheetah Generation, Nguzo Saba, Pan Africanism, etc.) which could lead to the formation of vital economic and viable social institutions. Afraz Alliance is independent of any secular agencies, political affiliations or religious organizations and is funded mainly by private/public donations. All interested persons and/or organizations can help make a real difference by becoming patrons or supporters of Afraz Alliance.

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