Africa should do all it can to strengthen itself against the tyranny of a white dominated world, which continually tramples on the rights of the poor (regardless of colour), but particularly on black peoples, with historical injustices barely apologised for, let alone reparations and repentance paid as we continue to suffer the neo-colonial psudo bigotry of an unjust system, that isn’t getting “better” as some assume, although our living standards and absolute wealth increases, our relative wealth to our white counterparts is significantly smaller than our white counterparts due in major part to the implicit bias of the system. Really all that has happened over the last 500 years is that the system is more sophisticated in its manifestations of racism and inequality. We have just enough material wealth to keep us from being disgruntled most of the time, just enough justice to stop riot or rebellion, but we don’t have absolute justice, and perhaps the vast majority of us do not have wealth or critical self determination.
I think a key thing African can do, to prevent a court of thieves declaring the guilty to be innocent, is to create a special court, I would call it, The African Court of Reparations and Justice and have all African nations agree to put sanctions on and/or confiscate the assets of any foreign (non-African) person, company, country or other organisation that refuses to either participate in its proceedings or abide by its rulings. The court should rule on atrocities and crimes against humanity carried out in Africa, along with righting the contractual terms of any one sided onerous trade deals struck with foreign companies or countries to extract Africa’s wealth. The court should also be able to make decisions regarding Africa’s alleged debts and colonial payments. The court should have no time limit and be able to reach back in time as far as accurate historical records and evidence will allow.
The International Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court will refuse to look at certain crimes against humanity because of their age, even though the effects of those crimes are so obviously felt today. Africans and black people need to have self determination and decide for ourselves what justice is. When you look at the track record of the peoples we are asking for justice, given their past record of crimes against humanity, fake wars, ruthless exploitation of resources and greed; one might as well expect an sexually abused child to get justice in a court of current and ex-pedophiles as for people of African descent to get justice at the hands of those people.