Hello, dear brothers and sisters of the Diaspora!
This message is for all Africans, who live in Africa, Europe, America and all over the world. Our continent is an ancient one. It is the most rich of the world and the most beautiful. We - the Africans - are very wise and God gave us the power to work. But we abuse this power given by God against our brothers and sisters!
My dear brothers and sisters!
Use your intelligence to rebuild your continent. All Africans have to know that the Europeans have divided Africa. The Europeans will never give us peace because of their profit.
My dear brothers and sisters!
Ask yourselves why all the conflicts don’t stop in Africa?
I appeal to all African Heads of State to know that our continent doesn’t exist to create conflicts on it. To whom it may concern among the African Heads of State I speak to all the dictators now:
It is time to quit! Give power back to people!
I make an appeal to all democratic Africans who look for the best of Africa: Stand up to fight against all those people who don't want to develop Africa!
I address to all the so called presidents who rule their countries under dictatorship: Please stop giving arms and drugs to 10 years old boys and girls!
Look at the problems e.g. in Liberia, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Angola, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and many other African States. These problems are made by Africans!
The dictators think first of all on their own pocket! Mr. Etienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma sells phosphate in the name of the Togolese people, but he uses the gained money to buy arms to protect himself and his family. He was the man who brought disaster to Togo while killing Sylvain Olympio, our first elected President after independence in 1963.
Mr. Etienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma proclaimed himself “President of Togo” to this days. He has never respected the Togolese Constitution esp. Article No. 59 concerning free elections. Mr. Eyadéma kills every tempt of opposition against himself or his family in the early beginning.
Since 1990, Togo is burning! Countless students lost their live while standing up against his regime. Many Togolese escaped from their country to save their live. Asking for Asylum in Europe or America means for so many Togolese to survive his dictatorship. Mr. Eyadéma killed so many Chiefs of the tribes – and his son Ernest has built camps to torture Togolese. These camps are situated in the Northern part of Togo at the territory of the Presidential Palace in Biya.
Mr. Eyadéma has proclaimed presidential elections 1st June 2003. However the result was established before the people started to vote. During 40 years of ruling the country Mr. Eyadéma didn’t develop school system, Public Health, traffic, communications etc.
Till today Mr. Eyadéma continues his policy of dictatorship. I appeal to all real Togolese democrats: We need freedom and democracy now!
Mr. Eyadéma has to quit this year. And he will not be asked if he wants to quit or not. I appeal to all politics in France: We need 100 % of independence!
Altentreptow, Germany, 05 july 2003
Komla E. Assoumani