Reforming “Alkebulan” via the Organisation of United Kingdom of Afrika

By Shivute Kaapanda [Think Tank Africa]

According to the Kemetic history of Afrika, the ancient name for Afrika was ‘Alkebulan’ meaning the ‘mother of humankind’.

According to Senegalese historian Anta Cheik Diop this is one of the oldest words of indigenous origin which was used by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians and Ethiopians. With further need for research the name ‘Afrika’ is understood to be coined by the Romans.

With all these historical developments of Africa it’s safe to learn that Afrika has gone through social evolution overtime long before the practical European colonial exercise.

It is therefore important to know and learn more about the pre-colonial history of Africa especially how Africa was administered by Africans rather than blindly sticking to the modern version of Afrika and its governance which is a result of European adventurism which led to the fall of Kingdoms and resulted in the establishment of the nation-states we have today.

It is a historical and material fact that the pre-colonial Afrika was characterized by beautiful kingdoms, which were the administrative authorities of each and every tribe in Afrika and they were presided over by Afrikan black kings and queens whose powers were the final authorities for each kingdom therefore every kingdom was an independent political entity with its land, the people and its laws.

With the formation of nation-states, the modern version of an African kingdom is a multiethnic state such as Namibia, back then states as kingdoms were purely tribal and not multiethnic as in today’s versions.

In the ancient days, kings were the symbol of power and final authority of their respective kingdoms and in many cases they were not elected by the public like today but they were born from a particular clan often from a maternal lineage.

Unlike today where the kings are reduced to gatekeepers of politicians in whose power and liking determine their thrones and in whose laws the kings fall in as traditional authorities under foreign Roman-Dutch laws like the case in Namibia.

In today’s political dispensation in Afrika the kings are no longer the lords of their kingdoms; the politicians have taken over as gatekeepers of European powers and reducing the Afrikan Kings and Queens to small gate-keepers that whenever something happen at the kingdom level Afrikan kings and queens cry and run to politicians to secure themselves and their subjects to political authority using Roman laws.

It is very flabbergasting to learn that in today’s terms when it comes to running the affairs of their kingdoms African kings and queens possess no final power and authorities as before the establishment of the modern states. Their powers and authorities are simply modern and married to the mondus operadus and laws of the modern states.

Our Afrikan kings and queens are reduced to small boys and girls of politicians, swallowing saliva and getting paid peanuts by the state to suppress their original Afrikan kingship powers.

It is for this reason that the Afrikan youth of today has taken a step in educating and reminding the modern African kings and queens as well as the general society and everybody else on how the modern state has wrestled original power from our Afrikan kings and queens firstly by castrating on their concept of African orientation of kingship and original laws and political administration of the Afrikan kingdoms.

The modern democratic states have an abusive and bullying posture toward traditional Afrikan kingship orientation, its powers and administration.

In pre-colonial Africa there were no countries and presidents but there were rather kingdoms with Queens and kings. We should all embark on getting ‘Alkebulan’ back on its toes and we are doing this by establishing ‘The Organization of the United Kingdom of Afrika’(OUKA) in order to abolish the democratic state authorities and replace it with the government system of the United Kingdom of Afrika on which its foundations shall be built on Afrika’s cultures and traditions.

We are therefore calling on all the Kings and Queens in Namibia and the rest of 53 Afrikan countries to mobilize for this change of foundation in order to emancipate Africa from the morose of modern colonialism.

– Shivute Kaapanda is a pan-african writer, local philosopher, and author from Eyanda village of Omusati Region. He can be reached at: