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  The audacity to re-define Pan-Africanism

 

There has not been enough effort in re-defining what Pan-Africanism is for present day Africa and African citizens. Now is the time

Eyob Balcha, Special to Addis Standard (@EyobBalcha)

It is not an easy decision to believe in Pan-Africanism. There are plenty of factual reasons that can keep an African desperate and sorrowful about motherland Africa. Against all odds, one can also remain hopeful of both the present and the future of the continent. Indeed, every hope and despair has its own perceived and dependable reasons. Given the current discourse at the continental level that is revolving around ‘Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance’, it is important to reflect on these two packed concepts, especially the former.

Finding a Pan-Africanist solution to bring in peace and security within the continent takes more than a well crafted document 

Hallelujah Lulie, special to Addis Standard

The Common African Defense and Security Policy (CADSP), a Pan-Africanist and comprehensive peace and security document of the African Union, puts the indivisibility of the security of African States as its fundamental principle. The policy states that ‘the security of one African country is inseparably linked to the security of other African countries, and the African continent as a whole’. Any threat or aggression on member state of the Union, according to the document, is considered as a threat or aggression on all countries of the continent.

Time to ask what went wrong over the last 50 years: Dr. Tewdros

Emnet Assefa

Speaking at the 23rd  ordinary session of the AU Executive Council this morning, Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr.Tedros Adhanom said it’s time for member states of the African Union (AU) to ask what went wrong during the continental body’s 50 year’s journey.