African Values., capitalism, colonialism, Democracy, democratization, Dictatorship, economic exploitation, neocolonialism, Pan-Africanism, Repression, Tyranny, Westernization, White Supremacy

The People Will Resist ‘Democracy’

If we lose sight of, or fail to deeply reflect on the evolution of politics and governance systems in Africa, we only create room for replacing one authoritarian leader with another. As long as we cite western value systems as models in our quest to strengthen democracy, the people will resist that encroachment on their… Continue reading The People Will Resist ‘Democracy’

African Union, colonialism, George Padmore, independence, Kwame Knrumah, Marcus Garvey, neocolonialism, Pan-Africanism, UNIA, W.E.B.DuBois

Is Pan-Africanism Dead?

Pan-Africanism, the notion that people of African descent share common interests and should therefore be unified. This of course was proposed at a time of great racial injustice both in Africa and against Africans in the diaspora. W.E.B. DuBois’s famous statement that “the problem of the 20thcentury is the problem of the color line” was… Continue reading Is Pan-Africanism Dead?