It seems this has to still be said.
Stop 👏🏾 convening 👏🏾 deliberations about Africa 👏🏾 without 👏🏾 Africans!
This is a notorious behaviour in western capitals that HAS GOT TO END.
Why, in 2019, would anyone organise a whole event about a whole continent, a whole people (diverse as we are), and nary an African be speaking or invited to attend?
And it’s exclusion by design. Let’s count the ways:
🚮organised abroad (visas become an issue)
🚮many organised this time of year (December is loading, it’s our “summer”).
❌ no Africans are involved (in the design and even the discussions). Bodies in the room doesn’t cut it anymore.
❌obviously , if no African women are involved.
❌calling on you, a “non African” to speak to “African expertise”.
This nonsense must be left behind in 2019! Enough, of these flawed designs and their accompanying “justifications”; we aren’t having it anymore.
⚠️ it shouldn’t happen if it’s not designed with, by Africans!
⚠️we are not mere subjects, and theatres for your experiments and saviourism.
Leave this bad form in 2019!
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