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Mugabe Tells The Truth About White South Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabawe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday used his farewell speech, as outgoing chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to remind Botswana’s President Ian Khama that relations between their two countries- now rather strained – were once close.

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere: A True Pan-Africanist

AFRICANGLOBE - Mwalimu Julius Nyerere was very committed to the cause of African Unity. He worked hard with other African leaders to bring the newly independent countries closer together. He was one of the founder leaders of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in May 1963.

The African Union’s Big Shame

AFRICANGLOBE - The AU has worked towards achieving some of its objectives (on paper). It has, however, mainly been a platform for African leaders to rile at the imperialistic West for meddling in their affairs and driving an agenda that is not in the best interests of Africa. Question is, do those African leaders themselves have the best interests of Africans at heart?

Resource Nationalism A Must

AFRICANGLOBE - It was important for African nations to take total control of their natural resources. That would ensure that Africans are able to add value and beneficiate their natural resources to derive greater value from exports than exporting raw materials.

‘Africa’s Armageddon Is Over’

AFRICANGLOBE - “Today, Africa has emerged from this dark passage. Our Armageddon is past. Africa has been reborn as a free continent and Africans have been reborn as free men. The blood that was shed and the sufferings that were endured are today Africa’s advocates for freedom and unity"

What Will Mugabe Do For The African Union?

AFRICANGLOBE - At the height of their glory, many pre-colonial African states and empires found trade to be a better way to prosperity than through conquests.

Africa Must Save Its Own Daughters

Surely we cannot let others, particularly the erstwhile coloniser, shoulder the responsibility of protecting our daughters! We see Africa apparently batting its eyelids as Westerners mobilise to send their forces into Nigeria, ostensibly to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram.

Africa Must Learn From its Past

AFRICANGLOBE - The founding leaders of Africa, among them Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania achieved political liberation. The present and future leaders must strive for lasting unity and economic independence.

Special Message To The African Youth On African Union Day

AFRICANGLOBE - Fellow Africans, today as we celebrate 50 years of the Organisation of African Unity (now called the African Union), l have a special message for the African youth. To the youth I say first of all, be proud of your African heritage and cherish your African identity.

African Union Golden Jubilee: Going Back to the Basics

AFRICANGLOBE - It is not a matter to debate whether independence goes beyond shaking off the shackles of political oppression only; taking the struggle for empowerment goes beyond that spectrum. While going back to basics might not mean waging more liberation wars in Africa, the era the continent is living in calls for a different kind of war to be waged.

African Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary

AFRICANGLOBE - The African Union (AU), previously the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), marks its 50th anniversary this week with a series of events aimed at building a common identity and sense of belonging among all people on the continent.

African Unity: Dream or Reality

AFRICANGLOBE - The Africa Union is 50 years old. Hurray! In the coming days, African leaders are expected to gather in Addis Ababa. Many of them will deliver speeches upon speeches, paying respect to the founding fathers of the organisation. We will be reminded of how our forefathers fought hard to overthrow criminal colonial regimes and established the Organisation of African Unity

Who Really Controls the African Union?

AFRICANGLOBE - Who funds the African Union? Africans can not champion their own solutions when they can't pay for them. Financing Africa's unification by...

Africa: Thabo Mbeki Named ‘African of the Year’

AFRICANGLOBE - Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has been named "African of the Year" for his "persistent and consistent" efforts to avert war...
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