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Grand Council of the African League

Nairobi, Great Lakes Republic

 

Members(In Alphabetical Order):
Aidennic Alexandria(represented by: Khalifah Kanaan)
Kingdom of Carthage(represented by: Ambassador Hasan Ahmad)
Great Lakes Republic(represented by: Colonel Jane Aoko Aondi)
Federal Republic of Lesotho(represented by: Mamello Batsatsing)
Novakian Republic(represented by: Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal)
 
Officials:
Chair: Alexandra Alves[Kingdom of Carthage]
Supreme Commander of the African Forces: Field Marshal Hannibal Barca[Kingdom of Carthage]
Director of the African Economic Council: Yosef Nahom[Great Lakes Republic]
 
Current Matters:

-Membership of Madagascar 

-Implementation of a Responsibility to Protect doctrine.

 

Past Matters:

-Election of the Supreme Commander of the African Forces
-Election of the Director of the African Economic Council

 
Charter:


 

Charter on the formation of the African League


The States Parties present to the present Charter

Recalling the historical cooperation between states on the African continent.

Having in mind the delicate balance in a global context.

Realizing the inherent vulnerability of African powers on their own.

Believing that only through cooperation the African continent can maintain its independence and guarantee prosperity.

Have agreed as follows:

Article I:
For the purpose of the present Charter, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereunder assigned to them:

(a) ‘Africa’, ‘continent’ and the ‘African continent’ shall include all those lands traditionally held to be African meaning everything between Ras ben Sakka and Cape Agulhas and everything between Cape Verde and Ras Hafun as well as the islands surrounding these.
(b) An ‘African state’ shall be any country that has the majority of its territory and its seat of government on the African continent. Or that is politically tied to the African continent to such an extent it is indistinguishable from an African state under the narrow definition.
( c) A ‘member state’, or collectively ‘member states’, shall be any African state member of the African League.
(d) A ‘Foreign Power’ shall be any political or corporate formation with the majority of its holdings on any other location than Africa.
(e) A ‘biological weapon’ shall be any system that uses biological toxins or infectious agents to kill or incapacitate humans, animals and/or plants.

Article II:
For the maintenance of the peace and prosperity on the African continent the member states may form organizations under the framework of the African League. Under all circumstances the following organizations must exist.

(a) The Grand Council of the African League, seated in Nairobi, where member states shall be represented via representatives on all matters regarding the legislative processes of the African League. The Chairman of the African League shall also take residence in the Grand Council.
(b) The Supreme African Command, seated in Carthage, where military staff and liaisons from the member states shall cooperate on military matters as well as the residence of the Supreme Commander of the African Forces.
( c) The African Economic Council, seated in Dubai, where officials from the member states shall coordinate economic policy as well as execute the trade policies. It shall also be the residence of the director of the African Economic Council.

Article III:
1. Any African State may request admittance into the African League.
2. Upon a formal request being made to the Grand Council of the African League said Council will initiate a vote. New members shall need to be voted in by all existing member states.
3. Any member state may voluntarily leave the African League provided at least 30 days of notice are given.
4. Any member state may initiate a motion to expel a member from the African League. If the Chairman deems such a request to hold merit a vote will be initiated. Such a vote shall require unanimity however the member state up for vote shall be excluded from voting.

Article IV:
1. For the protection of the African continent member states pledge to oppose foreign powers settling on the continent by all available means.
2. In line with the principles placed in the preamble all member states pledge to withhold from the threat or use of any offensive measures against other member states. Any dispute between member states is to be resolved peacefully between the member states or with consultation from the Grand Council.
3. Member states shall hold an attack against any member state to be an attack against the African League as a whole and initiate all necessary action to protect the continent. Should an attack against a member state be the result of an earlier declaration of war by that member state such defence shall become optional.
4. The African League may declare an offensive war against any state provided all member states approve of such a declaration.
5. In case of collective African action the Supreme Commander of the African Forces shall assume military command over the forces of the member states and the Supreme African Command shall become the headquarters of the operation.
6. For greater cooperation the member states shall seek to standardize and improve interoperability of equipment , procedures and doctrine between them. The Supreme African Commander shall issue regular reports outlining proposed changes.
7. Due to the severity of these weapons the member states shall pledge to not develop biological weapons for any offensive purposes.
8. Obligations under this article shall be held supreme over all other considerations, treaties and laws.

Article V:
1. For the greater good of the African continent member states shall pledge to eliminate tariffs and other direct or indirect barriers to trade between them.
2. Towards foreign powers or non-member state African states the member states shall pledge to maintain a united approach when it comes to trade barriers towards these.
3. Member states shall open their borders to free traffic from other member states.
4. Member states shall deposit an annual sum into the African Economic Council that may be utilized to aid development projects in member states.
5. Coordination of trade policy and maintenance of the development funds of the African Economic Council shall be the exclusive domain of the director of the African Economic Council.

Article VI:
1. The Grand Council of the African League shall be the primary legislative body of the African League. Unless stated otherwise it shall vote on the basis of unanimity.
2. The Chairman of the Grand Council of the African League will chair the meetings and with the aid of his staff maintain the bureaucracy of the African League. He shall also be considered the de jure head of the African League. Chairmanship will rotate annually on the basis of population numbers from high to low.
3. The Grand Council of the African League shall elect the Supreme African Commander every two years on the basis of a simple majority. If on the date of the scheduled election there is an ongoing military operation the election shall be postponed until the completion of that operation.
4. The Grand Council of the African League shall elect the director of the African Economic Council every two years on the basis of a simple majority.
5. The Grand Council of the African League may modify this treaty.
6. The Grand Council of the African League may disband the African League.

Article VII:
1. The present Charter shall be ratified by the signatory states in accordance with their respective constitutional processes.
2. The ratifications shall be deposited with the Grand Council of the African League.
3. The present Charter shall come into force upon the deposit of ratification by a signatory state.
4. The states signatory to the present Charter which ratify it after it has come into force will become original member states on the date of the deposit of their respective ratifications.

Article VIII:
The present Charter shall remain deposited in the archives of the Grand Council of the African League. Duly certified copies thereof shall be transmitted by the Grand Council of the African League to the governments of the signatory states.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned Plenipotentiaries, being duly authorized thereto by their respective governments, have signed the present Charter.

Signed for the Great Lakes Republic,
Catharine Victoria Akinyi, Queen of the Republic
Michael Ojuok Osano, President of the Republic

Signed for the Kingdom of Carthage,
His Royal Highness Anysus I of Carthage, King of Carthage, Protector of the Realm, Speaker for the Gods, Lion of Africa

Signed for Aidennic Alexandria,
Ioannes Palaiologos, Bishop of Alexandria

Signed for the Novakian Republic,
Khaleda Shakir, President of the Novakian Republic

Signed for the Federal Republic of Lesotho,
Thaba Basia, President of the Federal Republic of Lesotho
Bohlale Makololo, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Lesotho Parliament

 

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Colonel Jane Aondi arrived, as the Republic's representative, along with General Amina Tegene, as the Republic's chosen chairperson. When the other representatives were gathered together, General Tegene called forth the first official session of the Council; its first order of business, to nominate and select a Supreme Commander and a Director of the Economic Council.

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"For the position of Supreme Commander of the African Forces we nominate Field Marshal Hannibal Barca. The Field Marshal has been the primary architect of Carthaginian military advances throughout its history and has revolutionized our systems. He is well liked by his inferiors and can aid greatly in facilitating standardization and advancing our doctrine throughout the African League"

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"Novak nominates Admiral Farah Omar Ahmed, who has led the modernization of Novak's naval forces and aided in the destruction of the Somali pirate clans in the Horn. He is a man who respects all who deserve it, has earned praise from his subordinates since the day he commissioned and has worked endlessly to improve the Navy through all legal means necessary."

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The Federal Republic of Lesotho is eager to discuss a united policy of economic approach towards non-member nations. Economic negotiations are a primary method of Lesotho's foreign policy, and it is difficult to form policy when the limitations are not known.

 

Currently we have made an agreement with France, which in exchange for lisenced production of a variety of equipment and significant aid in modernizing the military-industrial base of the nation, we have provided a 10% share in both the Lighobong and Letseng diamond mines. Our current plan is to nationalize a significant portion of the mines; 60% of each mine's shares will be held by our government, while the remaining 30% will be open to African investors.

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"We find it disturbing to have European investment in the region, considering their history of brutal colonization and oppression in their procurement for mineral resources. My preference for foreign investment is Africa-first. Each of us should have the ability to invest before nations outside the African League gets the same opportunity."

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"The investment was made prior to the creation of the AL, and the nation of Lesotho will not cheat a legitimate deal that it has already signed and received significant benefit from. However, going forward, the idea of prioritizing African investment does make sense."

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Colonel Aondi spoke up on the heels of the Carthaginian representative's suggestion, "The Republic puts forward Yosef Nahom for consideration for the position of the Director of the Economic Council."

 

General Tegene inclined her head slightly, "Let us move forward with the vote. For the position of Supreme Commander we have Field Marshal Hannibal Barca of Carthage, and Admiral Farah Omar Ahmed of Novak. For the position of Director of the Economic Council we have Mr. Lodewikus Conje of Lesotho, and Mr. Yosef Nahom of the Great Lakes Republic. Please consider carefully before casting your vote."

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Khalifah Kanaan will be Alexandria's representative in the African League. 

 

"Alexandria votes for Hannibal Barca, and Yosef Nahom for their respective positions. However, for economic investments, I believe that leeway should be given. Each potential business venture that a member of the African League creates should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the respective nation, as to whether or not to open it up to African nations, or the world at large, first. The nation should have the choice of doing whatever is most profitable for their own nation." 

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"We vote Farah Ahmed for Supreme Commander and Yosef Nahom for the Director of the Economic Council. With the nominations closing suddenly while I was in the bathroom, and there now being a tie for the Director of the Economic Council, I would like to nominate Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori for the Director of the Economic Council. He has served as our Minister of Economics for several years. He expanded our economy beyond manufacturing and petroleum into one of Africa's largest service economies and financial centers. His work has led to the revitalization of Somalia, ravaged by decades of colonization and civil war, and to the modernization of several cities. He understands economic development and world trade. He can negotiate for the entirety of Africa as Director and will serve us all as well as he served Novak."

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"Apologies to mister al-Sallal, we hadn't seen your exit," murmured General Tegene, "However, I do not believe we have a deadlock just yet." She glanced meaningfully at Colonel Aondi who nodded before speaking, "The Republic casts its vote for mister Yosef Nahom, for the Director of the Economic Council, and for Farah Ahmed for Supreme Commander."

 

General Tegene turned back to the other representatives, "I believe that brings our vote to, three votes for Yosef Nahom, for Director of the Economic Council, two votes for Lodewikus Conje for that position, three votes for Hannibal Barca for the Supreme Commander, and two votes for Farah Ahmed for that position."

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"We are informing the African League that Novak will be sending military advisors to the region of Sudan to help the local population combat radical Christian extremists. As a part of the move, we are also placing the region under our direct protection and administrative responsibility until the extremist problem is solved."

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The Federal Republic of Lesotho proposes that a representative from New Babylon be invited for purely economic discussions with this council. From our knowledge, they have approached several individual members of the African League, and should be given the bare minimum of a proper meeting.

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"Novak supports inviting New Babylon as well."

 

"We would also like to provide an update on the Sudan situation: After advisors were sent, local law enforcement agencies improved their tactics to find and capture the radicals. There were several bombings in Khartoum that are being investigated by Novaki and local authorities."

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Khalifah spoke up after the Novaki delegate. "An extremist threat was located in Eastern Libya. Strongholds were identified in Benghazi, Tobruk, Al Jawf, Sabhe, and Sirte. Their leader, Hanif Sayegh, is currently at large somewhere within Benghazi. We've neutralized their strongholds in all of the cities except for Sirte, as that is not under Alexandrian jurisdiction. Due to considerable damage we've inflicted in the areas while engaging the extremists, we've extended our administrative boundaries to include Eastern Libya." He took a sip of water, wetting his mouth. "Revitalization efforts, including infrastructure and civilian labor opportunities, are being pursued in the region as we bring them fully into the Alexandrian fold. With Hanif having no stable base to work from, we've already seen the islamic extremist activity in the region drop drastically." 

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