Kigali, 26 February 2022 (TDI): Chairperson of the AU addressed Pan-African Movement Rwanda branch. Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat at the 3rd Congress addressed the movement in a comprehensive manner. 

This year the theme set by the Pan-African Movement is “reinvigorating African unity and solidarity for sustainable development, within the framework of the Aspirations of Agenda 2063”.

Protais Musoni has been re-elected as the Chairperson of the Pan African Movement Rwanda-Chapter. He is elected for the next three years (2022-2024). 


Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union first of all greeted the young organization of the Pan-African Movement. He also thanked the organization for the goals and objectives set by the organization similar in nature to the AU.

African Union is seeking these objectives on a continental scale while Pan-African Movement is on a national scale, he added. The Chairperson of the AU mentioned two reasons for ardently seeking unity within the African continent states.

History and evolution of the African continent explains why the unity of this region has been undermined for long, he said while addressing the 3rd congress of the Pan-African Movement.

Faki Mahamat mentioned the first one to the slave trade lasted for four centuries. Approximately 12 million African men and women, mostly young and vigorous suffered from the slave disease.

This horrible traffic of humans of Africa broke the people of the continent both physically and psychologically. The slave trade completely changed the destiny of the people of Africa.

Albeit, hundreds of years passed but still the Africans are living in terrible conditions while facing its consequences today. The second is the colonization of the African continent.

The Western powers occupied and then divided the continent according to their desires. As a result, the West upset the natural harmony and balance between the people.

Additionally, it created differences between the indigenous people of the African continent. The experience of colonization has given rise to antagonism which led to such tragedies as the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994.

Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union referred to the heavy burden of the slave trade and colonization that the African countries gained independence from in the 1960s.

African Unity

Just after the independence of the African countries, some states tried different experiments to unite the population but failed. This is the result of the chains the continent was shackled in, through hundreds of years which ruined the solidarity and unity of the continent.

Attempts for the unity of African people gave birth to the Organization of African Union on May 25, 1963. Later on, the integration strategy made possible the transition of the Organization of African Union to the African Union in 2002.

Today with the efforts of AU, Regional Economic Communities, African Economic Community, etc. including Pan-African Movement is involved in bringing peace and unity to the region.

The African Union, since its creation, has worked to achieve these aspirations, added the Chairperson of AU. At the end of his memorable address, he told the spectators that Africa has an area of ​​30 million square kilometers.

It has strong demography of 1.3 billion inhabitants. He urged the youth of the African continent that they should accelerate the dynamics of African unity and strengthen its solidarity to ensure sustainable and balanced development.