OEAS is a US 501(c)(3) public charity and an NGO based in Ghana.
Since 2011 OEAS has provided strategic services, advocacy, education and refugee relief to the emerging nations of Africa and their citizens.
OEAS member-state affiliates are united by one shared principle — they all seek self-determination and believe self determination to be inevitable as a right guaranteed to them by the United Nation and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
The colonial era borders of Africa have caused intense suffering for decades. We work to ameliorate the damage being done by the legacy of colonialism in Africa.
Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa’s impoverishment.
— Kwame Nkrumah
The Africa of today clings tenaciously to the 1885 Boundaries of the Congress of Berlin. Only when this colonial paradigm is broken will Africa be truly free to form itself into its actual constituent states and assume its status as a world power.
Message from the OEAS Secretary-General
As a former political prisoner, I of both the promise and shortcomings in Africa. Only through a rational solution can Africa be liberated from an endless cycle of exploitation and corruption. The key to freedom is in the map of Africa, amend the colonial era boundaries to reflect people’s rights and only then can Africa rebuild. Africans suffer under the political map of former colonial empires, it is our moral imperative to work for change.
Ebenezer Derek Mbongo Akwanga, Jr.
Founding Father and National Chairman of the African People’s Liberation Movement
Secretary-General of the OEAS