Africa Debate

  • Event Start: 24th January 2019, 8:30pm
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This House Would Embrace An Ever Closer African Union

The African Union is the world’s largest and most ambitious example of regional integration. However, it now finds itself in the geopolitical maelstrom of growing Chinese influence and a burgeoning American presence. Does Africa need an ever closer Union, or is it better off looking to the wider world?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Amelia Kyambadde : Member of the Ugandan Parliament and Cabinet Minister of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives.  She was previously the Principal Private Secretary to the President of Uganda
  • Omali Yeshitela : Founder of the Uhuru Movement, an African Internationalist organisation which claims the only way for Africans to achieve liberation is to struggle for an all-African socialist government
  • Reuben Brigety : American diplomat who previously served as the United States Ambassador to the African Union and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Cellou Dalein Diallo : Prime Minister of Guinea between 2004 and 2006, and currently President of the opposition party Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea
  • Prof Arthur Mutambara : Former President of one of the MDC parties, and Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe between 2009 and 2013;  currently Professor of Engineering and management consultant
  • Carine Kaneza Nantulya : Africa Advocacy Director within the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch, an international NGO

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee


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