Nearly each African nation is making an attempt to have interaction with its diaspora. Nevertheless, in terms of methods to persuade the African diaspora to work with their nation of origin, the strategies used are usually not working. One of many first issues that involves the thoughts of most Africans dwelling in Africa is to ask the diaspora to assist them, forgetting that nobody helps the diaspora free of charge. In distinction, the very first thing that enters the thoughts of most diasporas shouldn’t be methods to assist Africa, however whether or not Africa is aware of why they’ve left the continent and what they’re doing overseas!Do I have to underline that many African immigrants have left the Black Continent as a result of they had been chased away by some leaders and sorcerers who, at present, are begging them to take a position again dwelling? Most Africans leaders are usually not making an attempt to higher know and perceive their diaspora earlier than asking them to come back make investments their cash in Africa. Generally, I even surprise what number of African Professionals within the Diaspora are richer than the African leaders who’re begging them for cash. Worst, some African leaders act like if their diaspora have forgotten the injuries they’ve suffered in Africa earlier than discovering a method to flee the continent of Kwame Nkrumah. Undoubtedly, lots of primary first steps must be addressed so as to begin aligning the mentality of Africa with that of its diaspora. In any other case, the synergistic coalition wanted for African Diaspora Engagement will proceed missing!
The migration of the diasporas from their dwelling nation to their new nation of residence is a sort of “divorce or break up” with their roots. Some Africans have had some dangerous experiences with their very own those that they don’t even need to reverse their “divorce” with the continent of Nelson Mandela. Different immigrants have been extremely by the individuals of their dwelling nation that they don’t need to hear any request coming from them. No intelligible man dates a girl by beginning to ask about something that’s presupposed to be final. Furthermore, no cheap man can win again his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend, and vice versa, by beginning the dialog with an inventory of requests or an inventory of issues that the ex should do. Sadly, sure political leaders who orchestrated the migration of their very own individuals cling to energy after which, ask their diaspora that they’ve hunted to come back and spend money on their nation. Most of these diaspora engagement can’t work, notably within the African context the place individuals appear to drag one another towards the underside of the distress pit. On the similar time, many overseas nations are profiting from the divergences among the many Africans!The engagement of the diaspora within the growth of their dwelling nation should observe sure primary guidelines of courtesy. I imagine that Africa and its diaspora want to begin “dating” one another in a format much like that of a person making an attempt to win again his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend, and vice versa. Nevertheless, whereas some those that have damaged up can simply discover new loves, it isn’t straightforward for many diaspora to shortly neglect their roots and embrace the tradition of their new nation. This suggests that many alternatives nonetheless exist to begin partaking the African Diasporas in a dialogue with their homeland which dearly wants them. For this dialog to succeed, it should not start with begging the diaspora to come back again to Africa or to spend money on Africa. Equally, the diaspora mustn’t inaugurate this dialog by requesting that the African political leaders change in a single day. The African Diasporas have to know that, although their new life overseas has modified the way in which they used to assume, a lot of their brothers and sisters in Africa nonetheless act as in the event that they haven’t any mind or if they can not eliminate the legacy of the colonial ignorance. Due to this fact, the African Diaspora have to be tolerant with their very own individuals who have to be prepared to realign and renew their mentality in order that synergistic coalitions may be fostered in a win-win framework for the development of our expensive Africa reasonably than permitting the so-called tremendous powers to proceed poaching their wealthy lands and mines like a cake of their grandmother or like their heritage or like the sphere of their slaves!
In relation to partaking the African diaspora within the growth of Africa, ten questions have to be requested first:
Who’re the African Diaspora?
Who’s who among the many African Diaspora?
The place are they dwelling?
What are they doing?
What issues are they going through?
Why did they depart Africa?
How can Africa assist them to heal a few of their wounds?
What can we do to forgive one another and embrace a brand new journey of partnership?
How can we companion reasonably than how can they assist us?
How can we provoke this partnership with out citing cash as the primary challenge?
And these questions have to be answered with out forgetting the tens of millions of African-Individuals, descendants of the slaves, whom some “stupid” or naive African Leaders assume are usually not worthy to be known as African Diaspora! It’s after these questions are sincerely addressed that Africa and its Diaspora can begin speaking about who can do what for who? With out following these easy strategic steps, the African diaspora will simply maintain creating hundreds of African Diaspora Associations, whereas the African Political Leaders will maintain creating extra Political Events in Africa, but, sinking Africa.