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
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.
It was a dream of a few statesmen that helped the old Pan-Africanism born in the ‘60s. It’s now time, or even long overdue, for a fresh one to come
Dr. Paul G. Adogamh, Associate professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, believes Pan-Africanism, the oldest vision of Africa, was and still remains the struggle for unity and empowerment of Africans against oppression and exploitation.