Kadhafi: Europe-bound illegal emigration humiliates Africa

Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Libyan Leader Moammar Kadhafi has described crossing of the Mediterranean Sea on makeshift boats by African youths attempting to emigrate to Europe as a "tragedy and humiliation for Africa", and urged them to become more attached to Africa, to live and "die here".
In an address on Saturday to the faculty and students at the University of Ghana, Legon, Kadhafi lamented the rampant illegal emigration of young Africans to Europe, and admonished them to renounce such a yearning and rather engage in agricultural projects under an envisaged continental government.
He cited the richness of the African continent in huge raw materials and energy resources, mining and water resources as well as abundant farmlands, which a federal government can develop for the benefit of all Africans.
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Kadhafi advised African youths to disregard illusions about alleged prosperity on the other side of the Mediterranean that is yet unknown to them.
He stressed the need to see the re-launch of African Unity in Accra as was championed by firebrand Kwame Nkrumah, founding Father of Ghana, in 1963.
Kadhafi also urged African masses to make their voices heard by their leaders who are discussing in Accra on Monday the prospects for the formation of a federal government.

02 july 2007 10:52:00

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