Coalition condemns France intervention in African countries

Nicholas Sarkozy - French President

Members of the Coalition Against Foreign Military Intervention in Africa (CAFIA), on Tuesday demonstrated against foreign intervention in African countries and the capture of Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo by the French Special Forces in Cote d’Ivoire.

“The action of the French Special Forces in capturing President of a Sovereign State and handing him over to rebel forces is a violation of international law and an attempt to impose the wishes of French ruling elite on Ivorians,” the coalition said in a statement issued in Accra.

The demonstration started from Kwame Nkrumah Circle through the principal streets of Accra Metropolis and ended at the Accra Hearts of Oak Park.

The coalition, urged the international community to stop bombing and meddling in the affairs of African countries and remove all foreign armed forces on African soil.

It urged African leaders to be accountable in running the affairs of their citizenry.

“We demand an African Union (AU) capable of protecting Africans interest in accordance with the African Union Charter in particular and the African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance adopted at the Eight Ordinary Session of the Assembly”.

“Africans have the right to manage their own affairs and reaffirm that “our rights as Africans to defend and protect our hard fought and won self determination, independence and sovereignty,” it added.

Mr Kwesi Pratt Junior, Managing Editor of the Insight, said the resistance of Africans from Western domination had just begun and until Africans were left alone it would not stop.

“Resources in African countries belong to Africans and would be utilised in the interest the citizenry. Africans are not less a race than any other race,” he said.

He called on Ghanaians to be vigilant on some of the issues in neighbouring countries, because Ghana could be the next target.

Mr Mike Yves, an Ivorian, speaking to the Ghana News Agency, said the situation in Cote d’Ivoire was rather unfortunate but the capture of President Gbagbo was not necessary.

He noted that the situation was an embarrassment to the entire African Continent and not only on Cote d’Ivoire.

Source: GNA

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