The war between Ukraine and Russia is really a confrontation between those who want to "westernize" humanity against those who want to protect the identity of the various peoples of the world. The West not only wants to destroy Vladimir Putin but also Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Further destabilization of the West would benefit all those who fight against neoliberalism in all its forms.
Authorities in some African countries claim that Ukraine is trying to recruit its citizens to go to war. What do you think about that?
I think this is a colonialist attitude that the Ukrainians have copied from their Western masters. This is typical of their contempt for us and I am very sorry that there are Africans who have decided to join the side of Zelensky and the Western oligarchy.
Several military movements defending the homeland have come to power this year in Africa, but the West has called for the military to hand over power to civilians.
I don't think it is necessary to hand over power to civilians, especially since some of Africa's best leaders were military men like Qaddafi, Thomas Sankara or Gerry Rawlings. African freedom can go hand in hand with the military. Moreover, we must keep in mind that many African civilians work for the West (which ultimately wants to dominate our countries), although there are others, like us, who are anti-globalists and defend the sovereignty of the people. That is why we ally ourselves with the military who have similar ideas to ours.
What do you think are the main components of Pan-Africanism?
The great linguistic families of our continent are part of a single macro-family. We are heirs of a single civilization that shares the same objectives and the same common destiny.
Moreover, we must create a culturally sovereign Africa far from the stereotypes that the West tried to impose on us. For example, Iranian films are full of references to Persian or Islamic culture. We must defend this cultural component.