In recent times, a few African nations have risen to their responsibilities towards the growth and defense of the Black man. We see Ghana doing its best to create a conducive environment for the African Americans to return home, while Rwanda, is paving the way for a “Wakanda” type of economy and society in Africa.
Wherever you look today, in Africa, there are pockets of reawakening and resistance to the negative effects of colonialism in Africa. And one nation that is serious about how Africa is being looked upon, is Rwanda. And that is because of the body language of its president, Paul Kagame, and those he has around him.
In a singular and noble effort, Rwanda has commenced the process of saving the many African youths languishing and dying in Libya. The Rwandan government is offering the African migrants stranded in Libya an opportunity to move to Rwanda and start a better life – a life without oppression, slavery, and brutality from the Libyan Arabs.
This offer comes with a work permit and freedom of movement in Rwanda, for the migrants, with hopes of luring them out of the hell they are facing in Libya.
This information was made known by Rwandan diplomats during a meeting with the American congressional officials, at the Rwandan Embassy in Washington D.C.
Our sources have confirmed that Rwanda has also promised and agreed to make access to education and documents of identification, some of the necessities that would aid the rehabilitation and assimilation of these migrants into the Rwandan society.
An official of the Rwandan embassy also spoke extensively about the safety of these brother migrants and promised that their safety was fully guaranteed. And official in a statement confirmed that “The embassy also assured the congress officials that all refugees in Rwanda would have protection and that nobody would be forcibly repatriated.”
This news and development are one which makes every true African proud and glad, because the reports and videos coming out of Libya about our African brothers are not nice, to say the least.
This pioneering move by Rwanda has been applauded and welcomed by many Human Rights advocate groups around the world; although most groups are still trying to find out if the relocation to Rwanda would a temporal or permanent offer for the migrants.
The initial phase of this program is to facilitate the relocation of the 500 African refugees in Libya. Rwanda has also expressed its readiness to take as much as 30,000 of these migrants, through an “emergency transit mechanism” that would be funded by the EU and UN.
Africa’s Wakanda, Rwanda, is currently going through the final processes of this program with the Libyan government, and are ready to implement the total movement of these migrants once the green light is given.
The Migrant Crisis And Figures
The refugee or migrant crisis in Libya is one that has multiple causes and sources. Many people would blame the crisis and war in Libya, but that is far from it. That is only the enabling environment for the slavery of these African migrants.
The major causes of the influx of migrants into Libya, are war, hunger, unemployment, oppressive governments, and terrorism. These are the situations which Africans and others have found themselves, and are trying their best to run away from, even if it cost them their lives.
These migrants travel through forests and deserts, to Libya, with hope to cross the Mediterranean Sea, into Europe, through Italy. Not minding that many of them never make it across the desert or the Mediterranean Sea, others still follow, risking death, in search of a better life.
Currently, reports say that there are about 641, 398 migrants in Libya, who came from over 39 countries of the world. 602, 282 of these migrants came from 28 various African nations, and make up 94% of the population.
While 38,897 of the migrants who make up 6% of the population are from Asian and Middle Eastern countries. There are also other 219 people whose identities and nationalities have not been figured out.
These results and identifications were revealed by the data collection program of the International Organization for Migration’s Displacement Tracking Metrix (DTM), at their 25th round, which was held in, the March, April, and May of 2019.
They carried out this research in the 100 municipalities and 565 communities in which these migrants are scattered all over Libya.
The embarrassment for Africans is that there are over 21 African countries with a large number of their people in Libya. Out of the 602,282 Africans, 417,7 are from the Equatorial African countries.
The worst part about this situation is that this high number of desperate Africans in Libya have now enabled the slave market in Libya, where Africans are auctioned and sold, just like in the days of transatlantic and Arab slave trade.
A 2017 CNN report clearly exposed this auction and trade of Africans by the different rebel and warring factions of Libyans, who came to power, after America and NATO destabilized Libya and caused chaos in the country.
The CNN reporter stated in a reaction to shock in Libya that: “Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings.”
So, for how long will African leaders and governments continue to sit idly by, stealing and mismanaging the people’s collective wealth and destiny while allowing its people to face the worst type of humiliation at the hands of Arab-Libyans?
Rwanda’s move is a welcomed one, and we ask other African nations to emulate them and initiate processes that would enable the return of African migrants in Libya, back to their mother countries.
We will like to add here that Libya and North were originally Black and only became white in the last 500-1000 years, during the Islamic and Arab invasion of North Africa, including Egypt. Part of Libyan territory and much of Tunisia was formally called cartage, and it housed one of the biggest Black civilizations. You can do your research to find this out for yourself, or read this article to get more insight.