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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.