Petition to Rename Western Indian Ocean the African Ocean

Thanks to Dr. Mumbi Seraki, I came across an amazing campaign that started over the weekend.

A petition to the United Nations has been created to rename the Western Indian Ocean the African Ocean. Many scientific organizations have found conclusive evidence that the Western Indian Ocean is a separate body of water from the Indian Ocean. It borders regions like Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa. So renaming it the African Ocean will highlight its linkage to the African continent that’s been undermined by European colonial rule.

To sign the petition, click here.

I’ll keep you all posted with any further updates.

Until Next Time…

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