Senegal workshop raised issues of militarization, food crises and EPAs in Africa: Page 2 of 2
The workshop also resolved to strengthen the participating organizations’ work in resisting the continued imperialist attacks on peoples of Africa and around the world. Education in understanding the links between military and economic issues would be important. It was also established that more participating women and youth leaders would help the organizations. Given that there exists a “No to EPAs” pressure group in Senegal, there also needs to be more organizational efforts in resisting EPAs particularly in Nigeria, Gambia and Tanzania.
Already-existing organizations such as the IBON International office in Dakar and the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty would also need continued activity. In resisting imperialism as one of the roots of militarization and EPAs, organizations in Senegal were also encouraged to link themselves with the International League of Peoples’ Struggle. ###
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