After a visit in 1981, his interest and love for Africa led to an extended stay in Liberia, where he worked in the field of international trade and investments. The country’s political unrest and economic instabilities ignited his passion to understand the paradox of how continental Africa could have the wealthiest store of natural resources, yet simultaneously have the poorest people in the world.
Between 1984 and 1992, Aharone lived in Ghana and Togo. During this period he traveled extensively throughout Africa, attended major political and economic conferences, and gained incisive knowledge of African affairs by interfacing with people from all walks of African life. As a result of meeting and befriending numerous African government officials, Aharone developed strong political relationships, skills in diplomacy, and a lasting interest in African development.
Since 1992 he has worked as a political and economic consultant, with the conviction to strengthen ties between Africa and Africans in America. With the rare qualification of having 29 years of direct African experience, his consulting initiatives include projects with the United Nations (UN), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), various African ministries, members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and various athletes and entertainers.
In 2003 Aharone published the political book, Pawned Sovereignty: Sharpened Black Perspectives on Americanization, Africa, War and Reparations. According to Rolling Out Magazine, “Pawned Sovereignty will be a collector’s item, alongside Welsing’s Isis Papers and Woodson’s Mis-Education of the Negro.” He then published Sovereign Evolution: Manifest Destiny from “Civil Rights” to “Sovereign Rights,” which was rated “24th Best Black Book of 2009” in Inside Black Hollywood Magazine. His latest book is titled The Sovereign Psyche: Systems of Chattel Freedom vs. Self-Authentic Freedom.
His books are the first scholarly and comprehensive works that apply the “Concept and Consciousness of Sovereignty” as a lens to examine the historical and future development of Africans in America. He has lectured at numerous universities and conventions nationwide, and regularly appears on radio and cable television. His originality of thought, coupled with his international experience, provides a unique scope of reference that gives his books uncommon distinction.