AFRICANGLOBE – Kwame Nkrumah, the president of Africa’s first independent country, described Pan-Africanism as “The total liberation and unification of Africa under Scientific Socialism.”
Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide. It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to “unify and uplift” people of African descent.
Recent history shows that, as a movement, Pan-Africanism does not have the same force as it did during the anti-colonial struggles.
Recently, many African leaders went to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Although, Pan-Africanist visionaries like Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah and Guinea’s Sekou Toure used the United Nations General Assembly podium to tell the world that Africa was speaking with power and with one voice, these days, few African presidents use the world’s biggest platform to promote such an ideal.
Dr. Umar Johnson Pan Africanism