Seminar on Independence of Africa
Held in Uganda

   A seminar on independence of Africa was held in Kampala, the capital of Uganda on May 11, 2013.

   It was attended by some 100 in all including delegates from the Juche idea study groups in the African countries, Ugandan governmental officials, university professors, youth and students.
   The seminar was presided over by Mr. Henry Masiko, commissioner of the National Secretariat for Patriotism Clubs, the President's Office of Uganda.
   Mr. Kirunda Kivejinja, senior advisor to the President's Office of Uganda made a keynote report to the seminar and said as follows:
   "Today the African people have liberated the whole continent from the crude colonial rule. Having achieved independence, the next struggle is for pursuing transformation and creating a new life in order not to become slaves again and to defend our independent rights gained through our own efforts.
   "It is required to hold high the banner of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism to guide us to build an independent and peaceful new Africa."
   It was followed by a congratulatory address of Vice-Chairman Ri Kil Song of the Korean Association of Social Scientists.
   Then, delegates from Juche idea study groups in Tanzania, Egypt, Nigeria, DR of the Congo, South Africa, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Benin and Ugandan intellectuals including a university professor presented their papers.
   They stressed that the African people should draw lessons from the sufferings that they experienced under the past colonial rule, and should be united to wage their terminal struggles for reattaining the independence of Africa and its dignity, and that what is required is ideological education that shows the path for the people to follow and defends their dignity.

   The seminar adopted an appeal entitled "Let Us Turn Out in the Efforts to Defend the Just Cause of the Korean People."
   Finally, a letter addressed to First Secretary Kim Jong Un and a letter addressed to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda were read aloud in the seminar.

The 9th Board Meeting of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea

   Preceding the African Regional Seminar, the 9th Board meeting of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea (ARCSJI) was held in Kampala on May 11, 2013.
   Present there were 13 delegates from 9 countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, DR of the Congo, Tunisia, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia and Benin.
   Following an address by Mr. Baguma Isoke, the then director general of the ARCSJI Board, Dr. Francis Fanuel Lyimo, its deputy director-general, who presided over the Board meeting, proposed a report on the work of the ARCSJI along with its work plan.
   Summarized in the report on the work were the following facts during the four years after the 8th Board meeting of the ARCSJI: national seminars and other gatherings were held in a variety of ways at various places including universities by dint of the efforts of those delegates taking the lead; the formation of study groups of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism in Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, and DR of the Congo gave momentum to the expansion and promotion in the study and dissemination of the Juche idea in Africa.
   It was decided in the work plan that individual Juche idea study groups should strive harder to conduct various activities in conformity with the realities of their respective countries and that they should enhance the study and dissemination of the Juche idea on the basis of their correct understanding of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.
   Then, there was an election of the ARCSJI Board, in which Mr. Henry Masiko, who is commissioner of the National Secretariat for Patriotism Club, the President's Office of Uganda, was elected director general.
   The Board meeting confirmed that each director is requested to positively contribute to the study and dissemination of the Juche idea in the African region, while taking responsibility for advancing the work in their own countries.