The commitment of African leaders remains the greatest obstacle to African renaissance and development. Consultation with citizens is also called for.
With his new album Love, Damini he has conquered the world. But how much of his creative soul does he have left?
Mbeki has successfully transitioned from being an old horse of South Africa’s governing ANC to a highly venerated and in-demand African elder statesman.
Over two millennia, Swahili has built bridges among people across Africa and into the diaspora.
King saw parallels between the anti-colonial movement in Africa and the civil rights struggle in the US.
The increased migration of Africans and the global growth of hip hop culture has seen a dynamic new generation of Pan Africanism emerge.
Ghana’s history shows a strong connection between music and politics that has evolved over six decades.
Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
Compared to other politicians who tend to be indirect and evasive, Nkrumah was direct, explicit and assertive.
For Africans and diasporans, learning about their heritage is important. But it remains to be seen how this will translate into a sustained continental and diasporan engagement.