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Is it right for Zimbabwe to re-engage with the West?

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

The question here raised is prompted by the weight of continued Western sanctions on Zimbabwe following its adopted policy of indigenization applied unilaterally by president Robert Mugabe when Britain failed to implement the Lancaster Agreement. The latter agreement stipulated that the land held by white people  in Zimbabwe would after the country’s independence be given back to its previous African owners against compensation by the British government. Continue reading

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Kaddafi’s reflections on the necessity of unifying Africa

Kaddafi and Chavez - Revolutionaries die, but their revolutionary ideas live on in those who continue the fight.

Kaddafi and Chavez – Revolutionaries die, but their revolutionary ideas live on in those who continue the fight.

“…he becomes more of a Yankee than the Yankees themselves.” Muammar Kaddafi

“…We should have a link between the African motherland and the states of your Diaspora. There must be a united foreign policy, a united economy and a united defense, which would lead in the final analysis to a united negotiating position. President Abdullah Wade [Senegal] told you the other day that when foreign companies came to attempt oil exploration in the Senegal, they said: “we will explore for oil provided the company gets 85% and Senegal gets 10 or 15%.” So he told them: “No, if this is the case, let the oil remain underground for posterity which will be in a better position to negotiate the reverse, so that Senegal would get 80% and the company would get 15 or 20%.” Continue reading

Pan Africanism Today

What is Pan-Africanism? It has been a movement against imperialism in all its forms and for the liberation of Black Africans from the evils of Black enslavement, colonialism, and from the racism these produced.

What is Pan-Africanism? It has been a movement against imperialism in all its forms and for the liberation of Black Africans from the evils of Black enslavement, colonialism, and from the racism these produced.

The following are talking points of a presentation I did on Wednesday 6/2/13 at Manchester University for student members of the Pan African Society and their interested friends.

A definition – Pan-Africanism is a dynamic concept of seeing Africa [and its populations] as one entity in its different components: people, cultures, history, and issues without ignoring the underlying diversity of these varied aspects, and considering Africans as one race wherever they are in time and space. Continue reading