Pan-Africanism—Africa and the Question of Russia and Ukraine

All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC)

Pan-Africanism—Africa and the Question of Russia and Ukraine





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The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) (A-APRP (GC)) is an inheritor and continuator of the revolutionary theory, practice and contributions of Pan-Africanists Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure and Kwame Ture. The A-APRP (GC) also inherits and continues with the revolutionary struggles and traditions of countless African women and men, those in Africa and those in the African Diaspora, who have served, suffered and sacrificed for the realization of Pan-Africanism—One Unified Socialist Africa.

To be in harmony with Africa’s revolutionary ancestors and heritage commands the A-APRP (GC) to be in unity and express solidarity with all justice and peace-seeking Peoples engaged in anti-war and peace movements, national liberation and international socialist struggles and those fighting for their humanity and human dignity. Africa’s history of revolutionary struggle mandates that we wage a political war against the cruelty of national and women’s oppression and of racist-class oppression and exploitation of the African and World’s masses.

“Dialectics have taught us that nothing is isolated. If we notice an abnormal fact, we must search for its various causes. And then, we apply the appropriate revolutionary method.”[1] The war in Ukraine is not an isolated one, but part of a global war against international imperialism; a reflection of the national interests and struggles within the imperialists’ camp and between international imperialism and the anti-war and peace, national liberation and socialist movements of the world. In a broadcast made during the First Meeting of Independent African states April, 1958, Kwame Nkrumah explained, “The imperialists of today endeavour to achieve their ends not merely by military means, but by economic penetration, cultural assimilation, ideological domination, psychological infiltration, and subversive activities even to the point of inspiring and promoting assassination and civil strife.”[2] It was true of Western imperialism in Nkrumah’s colonial and neo-colonial days and remains true today. It is Western imperialism that was also at war with the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik Party that seized power November 7, 1917 and founded the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), December 30, 1922. Today, European imperialism has now focused its war, in Europe, at Russia and Ukraine with NATO, USECOM and NED at the helm. Russia and Ukraine are targets of Western imperialism and neo-colonialist forces.

NATO, USECOM and NED Are Instruments of European Imperialism

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) recognizes that NATO and USECOM are the military-arms of European imperialism.  NED operates as a surrogate of and in collaboration with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). NED finances and directs clandestine operations, assassinations, funneling of monies, mass murder, and civil unrest and overthrows revolutionary, progressive and even no longer useful neo-colonial governments. The National Endowment for Democracy is a fomenter of war. “The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) expanded its Eurasia regional programs in 2020 to facilitate collaboration and capacity building among civil society organizations on key issues—such as conducting and amplifying the reach of investigative journalism and using digital technology for human rights and civic activism. Russia remained the top priority: NED supported programs that channel grassroots civic energy into sustained, organized movements, as well as projects that protect activists from the repression they often face because of their work”[3] It is international imperialism that is the primary enemy of Africa and Pan-Africanism and that of the Russian and Ukrainian Peoples and the world’s struggling masses for national liberation and sovereignty, human dignity, peace and scientific socialism.

There is historical consistency, continuity and vivid contradictions within the growth and development of European imperialism, including the United States,  and the founding of European imperialist controlled so-called international organizations and forums, who imperialism claimed, were to address issues of “diplomacy”, “international law” and “peace” while practicing unbridled genocidal national oppression and racist-class exploitation on world humanity. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah is correct, “capitalism is but a gentleman’s form of slavery.”[4]

Following European imperialism’s strategic decision to discontinue the trafficking, selling and enslavement of Africans in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, the wind of imperialism changed direction, opting for the colonization of Africa, which was negotiated at the Germany convened immoral and criminal Berlin Conference, November 15, 1884. The Berlin Conference was attended by Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden-Norway (unified from 1814-1905), Turkey and the United States. “Of the 14, Portugal, France, Britain and Germany were the major players in the conference, controlling most of colonial Africa at the time.”[5] France, Germany and Britain fought two wars over the colonization of Africa. France, Germany and Britain would later help found, what they say, were institutions and forums to bring peace and harmony to the world. The truth is here for all to see.

It was European capitalist countries that would dominate international relations for centuries to come. Russia was present at the Berlin Conference, but never held colonies in Africa. Russia, in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was an ally to the liberation struggles in Africa providing political and military support. The U.S, founded a sham-independent, Liberia January 7, 1822, but in 1884, U.S. imperialism was focused on the neo-colonization of the Western Hemisphere and not focused on colonizing Africa. Having developed neo-colonialism in the Western Hemisphere, the U.S. would later help impose sham-independence, neo-colonialism, on Africa, particularly with the overthrow of the Kwame Nkrumah and Convention People’s Party (CPP) government February 24, 1966.

The powerlessness of Africa and African people worldwide was recorded, at the Berlin Conference. Not one African empire or representative of any political entity was invited nor present to discuss Africa’s future. European imperialism, through colonization, spoke for Africa in the international arena. European imperialism, through sham-independence, neo-colonialism, now speaks for most of Africa, today.

With the signing of the Washington Treaty or North Atlantic Treaty NATO was founded by European imperialism represented by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States, April 4, 1949 in Washington, D.C. Turkey joined in 1952. “In April 2012, Colombia was amended into the NATO ATP-(56)-B, which gave Colombia “associate’ status to re-establish air-to-air fueling capabilities with NATO member countries.”[6] Colombia joined NATO in 2017, the only South American country to do so, giving European imperialism an inroad with air and naval outposts in the region. Colombia allying with NATO not only impacts South and Central America and the Caribbean, Colombia is now involved with international imperialism in other parts of the world. “Colombia has contributed to NATO counter-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa.”[7] This is a part of the strategy of NATO to expand its reach and allies. “Enhancing relations with like-minded partners across the world, such as Colombia, is an essential part of NATO’s 2030 agenda for the Madrid Summit in June in order to address global security challenges.”[8]

USECOM was founded December 14, 1946. “The United States did not fully develop the unified command structure in Europe until August 1, 1952, six years after USECOM was established.”[9] U.S. capitalism and imperialism qualified its relationship with and contribution to its allies in capitalist Europe with the founding of NED November 18, 1983.

NATO’s and USECOM’s founding followed the second international war between the capitalists and bourgeoisie of imperialist Europe and Asia. NATO and USECOM were founded by European imperialism, including the U.S., for the defence of capitalism at home and the armed aggression of European imperialism abroad. Capitalist Europe, including the U.S., recognized that war between capitalist countries was detrimental to their growth and development. NATO’s purpose, in collaboration with UESCOM was to forge a political, including a military alliance to protect the economic and political interests of European capitalism and imperialism. Capitalist Europe united to coordinate and collaborate in exploiting the world’s natural resources and human labor and to also impose racist-class exploitation on the non-European world. For European imperialism, “Collective defence is at the heart of the [Washington] Treaty and is enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations (UN)”.[10]

The United Nations, formerly the League of Nations was also founded, January 10, 1920, by European imperialism, led by U.S. imperialism. A leading organizer and advocate for the League of Nations was U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. While imperialism was formalizing its alliances internationally it was at the same time practicing merciless and genocidal colonialism in most of the world, particularly in Africa. Capitalist Europe was moving toward greater unity in the common cause of national oppression and class exploitation. What was NATO’s role? “NATO commits members to protect each other and sets a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.”[11]

Nation-Class Struggle in Ukraine

In the Ukraine, at the same time European imperialism was ravaging other parts of the world, “the CIA worked with Neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists in Ukraine for decades, starting right after World War II….  [It was] Project Aerodynamic [CIA] in the 1950s and ‘60s that recruited Ukrainian nationalists – including Nazis and war criminals such as Mykola Lebed, who was accused of killing tens of thousands of Poles and Jews, – [and] to work against the USSR.”[12] These are the same right-wing nationalists and racist elements, including zionists that are in power today in Ukraine and are now confronted by the Russian government and military and the justice and peace seeking Ukrainian people. The treatment of African students, by the police and other civil officials clearly shows a racist element is in power in Ukraine. Zionism is also in power in Ukraine. International zionism and the zionist occupiers of Palestine are being mobilized by Ukrainian President Zelensky to send funds and other resources to Ukraine and cultivate political and military support to keep him and other NATO, USECOM, and NED allied puppets in power.

NATO, U.S. AFRICOM, NED and Neo-colonialism in Africa and the African Diaspora

 NATO, AFRICOM and NED are allied with the neo-colonial puppet governments of Africa and the African Diaspora. NATO’s, AFRICOM’s and NED’s role, in Africa and the African Diaspora, is to protect the African elites, the rich and wealthy; the political robbers and thieves, the anti-People, living off of the labour of the oppressed and exploited Masses. NATO, AFRICOM and NED keep the African and Euro-Asian bourgeoisie from being removed from power. NATO’s, AFRICOM’s and NED’s role is also to crush, by whatever means,  who they have labeled as terrorists, dictators, totalitarian, but are revolutionary and genuinely democratic, Pan-Africanist and socialist movements, mass political parties and governments in Africa and the African Diaspora.

Africa’s neo-colonial puppets are in principled opposition to the People’s mass political power being seized by the struggling African masses. NATO, AFRICOM and NED are allied with the African Union (AU) who is a puppet of international imperialism. NATO dictates, “Well beyond the Euro-Atlantic region, the Alliance continues to support the African Union (AU) in its peacekeeping missions on the African continent.”[13] African people must defend themselves and take the offensive against the African anti-People and internationalism imperialism in route to Pan-Africanism—the total liberation and unification of African under scientific socialism.

The National Endowment for Democracy is operating throughout Africa and the African Diaspora, but the following countries, in Africa, NED has identified as a focus for its civil manipulation, ideological and cultural domination and if necessary reactionary regime changing schemes: Burkina Faso, Corte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. . In addition, NED reports, “The fight against Kleptocracy emerged as a major theme of NED’s work in Africa and the correct efforts of NED partners scored significant victories starting to rein in some of the worst offenders.”[14]

In the Caribbean, South and Central America NED reports, “In 2020, the LAC (Latin and Caribbean Region) program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) provided critical support to advance democracy in the countries under the most authoritarian regimes—Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.”[15] These code words and this subterfuge, under the guise of democracy, mean that these countries are targeted for civil unrest, military intervention, including the use of mercenaries, economic destabilization, and disinformation campaigns and ultimately to have their governments overthrown. Other countries targeted by NED in 2021, in this region, include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru. NED is also involved in funding and then politically misdirecting and manipulating organizations and movements within the U.S. NED is imposing its reactionary murderous policies and programs on African people worldwide and a victory for NED is a defeat for Africa and African people worldwide!

NATO and USECOM were central to the immoral, criminal and illegal bombing of Libya April, 15, 1986 code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon. England was the air-base of operations. Imperialism committed a crime against Africa and humanity again in Libya March 19, 2011 led by NATO and USECOM under the cover of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The outcome of this imperialist act of aggression and war was The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was overthrown and President Muammar Gaddafi was murdered in the eyes of the watching world. Libya is governed by murderers, today, put in power by European imperialism. Neo-colonial African governments allow NATO’s and AFRICOM’s counter-revolutionary indoctrination of the People and military operations against the People; including Africa’s bombing, without condemnation or protest.

“Since June 2007, NATO has assisted the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISON) by providing air-and sealift support for AU peacekeepers following renewed AU requests. NATO is also providing capacity-building support, as well as expert training support to the African Standby Force (ASF), at the AU’s request. The ASF is intended to be deployed in Africa in times of crisis and is part of the AU’s vision for a continental, on-call security apparatus with some similarities to the NATO Response Force.”[16]  AFRICOM has even recently conducted drone airstrikes in Somalia, “But in this case, as in four previous attacks since President Biden took office, White House approval was not needed because the Africa Command has the authority to conduct strikes in support of allied forces under what the military calls collective self-defense.”[17] African people in Africa and the African Diaspora know no liberty or sovereignty under neo-colonialism.

In addition to these imperialist operations in Africa AFRICOM and NATO are entrenched in Africa. “The United States has twenty-nine known military facilities in fifteen countries on the continent, while France has bases in ten countries. No other country from the outside of the continent has as many military bases in Africa.”[18] Consequently, NATO and AFRICOM operate in Africa, with impunity, to maintain neo-colonial political, ideological, economic and cultural hegemony with its former colonies and have imposed neo-colonialism on the People. Neither NATO’s nor AFRICOM’s militaries or NED financed civil societies and organizations should be on one speck of African soil.

NATO, USECOM, NED and the 2014 “Ukrainian Revolution”

In 2014 the National Endowment for Democracy (NED, operating as a surrogate for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, by funneling money, as standard practice, through its civil societies for that purpose. [George] “Soros’ own group—IRF or International Renaissance Foundations admits in its annual 2015 annual report that it has spent more than $180 MILLION in Ukraine since 1990. . . . in 2014, [George] Soros and other NGOs fomented the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.”[19]  Volodymyr Zelensky, a zionist and former Ukrainian actor and comedian, with no political experience, was selected by imperialism and the Ukrainian bourgeoisie to bring Ukraine under imperialism’s orbit.

NED claims that the overthrow of President Yanukovych originated with “the journalist Mustafa Nayyem, whose Facebook post launched the Maidan protest and the Maidan uprising was a profoundly democratic event, with the protestors embracing a concept of democratic citizenship involving individual responsibility to uphold democratic values and the larger community.”[20] U.S. imperialism created the conditions for Ukraine to be brought under its tentacles. The price being asked to be paid, by European imperialism, for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union (EU) and NATO is the blood and lives of the Ukrainian people.

Never Compromise Principle!

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) is making it clear that we are in support of and solidarity with the Ukrainian and Russian masses who we understand, like Africa and the African Diaspora are also in a life and death struggle with European imperialism, through NATO, USECOM, AFRICOM and NED!

The solidarity of the A-APRP (GC) is one of principle and what is just. Solidarity, for the A-APRP (GC) is the unity of struggle between all oppressed Peoples. All oppressed and exploited Peoples fight, imperialism, a common enemy! African women and men must never fight in imperialist wars!

The A-APRP (GC) knows that history will record NATO’s, USECOM’s and AFRICOM’s defeat in Africa and the World and Africa’s and the African Diaspora’s neo-colonial puppets will be swept, with NATO, USECOM and AFRICOM, into the dust-bin of World and African history. Imperialism’s defeat will help usher in a revolutionary liberated, unified and socialist Africa!

The African Revolution Is African People’s Only Solution!

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) is absolutely confident that the Russian and Ukrainian Peoples will strike a death-blow against European imperialism with the defeat of NATO, USECOM and NED, in Europe and for the liberty, unity and the dignity of all oppressed humanity!

Kwame Ture always said, “Out of confusion comes clarity” and it is our intent that we have made clear the analysis and position of the A-APRP (GC). We know for a fact that the following is true: “U.S.E.U. officials engineered protests and chaos and drove a democratically elected president out of the country. Then without an election, new oligarchs—a billionaire and an IMF guy—were handpicked by the West to become the President and the Prime Minster of Ukraine.”[21] This is the nature of the contradictions’ in the Ukraine and Europe today. Although different in form, in essence, it is the same contradictions confronting neo-colonialism in Africa and with African people worldwide.  

NATO, USECOM, AFRICOM and NED are enemies of Africa and of Pan-Africanism and of all peace, justice and liberty seeking Peoples. This is the basis for the war being waged in Ukraine and Europe and also in Africa today. The A-APRP (GC) is in support of and solidarity with The Statement of Revolutionary Cuba regarding Ukraine, “Ignoring the well-founded claims of the Russian Federation concerning security guarantees and assuming that Russia would remain defenseless in the face of a direct threat to its national security was a mistake. Russia has the right to defend itself. Peace cannot be achieved by sieging or cornering States.”[22] The A-APRP (GC) finds camaraderie with the vote taken by the Eritrean government, led by the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice on the question of Russia and Ukraine. The A-APRP (GC)’s stand is one of principle, consistent with our understanding of truth, as the truth relates to the political questions concerning Africa, Russia, and Ukraine and that of the revolutionary struggles for Pan-Africanism and Socialism.

Pan-Africanism and the question of war in the Ukraine are intertwined. They represent one struggle against imperialism, in this instance, led by NATO, USECOM and NED. In the struggle against imperialism Africans, including those of African descent and Ukrainians and Russians are allies fighting a common enemy. There is unity in the anti-imperialist struggle even if we are unconscious of it. Of this we cannot be confused!

African people worldwide cannot shun or shirk their responsibility to wage war against European imperialism and zionism and fight for Pan-Africanism for history will one day record, it is the realization of Pan-Africanism that is African people’s contribution towards helping to bring capitalism and imperialism to its knees.


[1] Ahmed Sekou Toure. Strategy and Tactics of Revolution. P. 133

[2] Kwame Nkrumah. I Speak of Freedom: The African Personality. P. 128

[3] The National Endowment for

[4] Kwame Nkrumah. Consciencism: Society and Ideology. P. 72

[5] New African. On this day! Carving up Africa…133 years of the Berlin Conference and their licence to colonize. February 22, 2018.

[6] Wikipedia. Colombia


[8] NATO Secretary General praises strong partnership with Colombia.nato.15 February.

[9] History of USECOM.                                                         



[12] Htttps://www.nationofchange/2018/08/15/how-and-why—the-us-staged-a-coup-in-ukraine/



[15] National Endowment for


[17] Eric Schmitt. The New York Times. U.S. Carries Out First Airstrike in Somalia Since August. February 44, 2022.


[19] Chris Kanthan. NationofChange. US Stage a coup in Ukraine – here’s how why and how. August 15, 2018.

[20] NED President’s Remarks to the Ukrainian American Bar Association. November 18, 2014.

[21]Chris Kanthan. NationofChange. US Stage a coup in Ukraine – here’s how why and how. August 15, 2018

[22] Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Cuba. Statement By The Revolutionary Government. “Cuba champions a solution that it guarantees the security of all”. Havana, 25, February 2022.

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