The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online) is an academic journal focusing on Pan African Studies

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 10, January

'Africa Must Unite:' Vindicating Kwame Nkrumah and Uniting Africa against Global Destruction
ABSTRACTOver fifty years ago the prophetic Kwame Nkrumah called for and wrote a book titled Africa Must Unite. Many self-seeking African leaders described him as a dreamer of impossibility. A few decades after his clarion call, some European countries...
Beyond the Ideology of 'Civil War': The Global-Historical Constitution of Political Violence in Sudan
AbstractIt is commonplace to characterise political violence and war in Africa as 'internal', encapsulated in the apparently neutral term 'civil war'. As such, accounts of political violence tend to focus narrowly on the combatants or insurrectionary...
Criminology and Colonialism: Counter Colonial Criminology and the Canadian Context
AbstractKwame Nkrumah has shown that colonialism of all sorts dialogically connects the metropole and the periphery in a material relationship riven with contradictions. Ironically, 19th Century criminological knowledge emerging from colonial administrators...
Enemies to Allies: The Dynamics of Rwanda-Congo Military, Economic and Diplomatic Relations
Since 1994, the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been beset by prolonged instability and violence. Triggered by the events in neighbouring Rwanda - specifically, the war that was launched in 1990 in the north which ended with...
Fifty Years of Kiswahili in Regional and International Development
AbstractKiswahili is undoubtedly one of the most developed and expansively used indigenous African languages nationally and internationally. At the dawn of African states political independence, the founding fathers of the nations led by Kwame Nkrumah...
From Colonization to Globalization: The Political and Intellectual Legacies of Kwame Nkrumah
Once again, Africa is the site of political ferment and external power interference.Recent events in the north of Africa, starting with Tunisia, then Egypt and leading to the so called "Arab-Spring" has reinforced the pivotal role this continent plays...
From Nkrumah to NEPAD and Beyond: Has Anything Changed?
IntroductionKwame Nkrumah's foresight lay in his understanding that historical and global patterns of exploitation would not be easily broken in post-independence Africa. Given that understanding of Africa's situation, many of his policies, from domestic...
From the Temples of Egypt to Emperor Haile Selassie's Pan-African University: A Short History of African Education
This article represents an attempt at a general history of African education from ancient times to the modern day efforts made at institutionalizing 'Pan-African' education (Marah 1989). As all general history, emphasis is placed on sweeping, Pan-African...
Kwame Nkrumah's Mission and Vision for Africa and the World
AbstractKwame Nkrumah had a vision not only for Africa but also the whole world. He foresaw the imminence of a unified world in which all sectors of society would have no choice but to work together. His vision and mission then was to prepare Africa...
Pan-African Conferences, 1900-1953: What Did 'Pan-Africanism' Mean?
AbstractThe concerns of Pan-Africanists, their philosophies and politics naturally depended on the times they were living in. Nevertheless the call for unity, whether overt or implied has been there for well over a century. This need was perhaps easier...
Perennial Challenges to African Independence and the Nagging Essentials of African Liberation
AbstractThe African independence movement of the second half of the twentieth century achieved only a part of its goal to disconnect the imperial tether to African natural and human resources. The African Liberation Movement was first led by the Pan-African...
Reclaiming Our Africanness in the Disaporized Context: The Challenge of Asserting a Critical African Personality
ABSTRACT:In the annals of African and Black peoples history, and particularly anti-colonial nationalist politics, Nkrumah remains in a unique position as a nationalist and anti-colonialist who pioneered a struggle for Independence for the first Black...
Sovereignty and the African Union
AbstractThis paper discusses way the principle of sovereignty influenced the ideological framework of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and its successor, the African Union (AU). While both the OAU and the AU represent the institutionalization...
The Character of Kwame Nkrumah's United Africa Vision
AbstractI would like to give thanks to the ancestors, according to our tradition, and to Professor Quist Adade for this invitation. This conference of outstanding scholars, colleagues, and students will represent a watershed in the discourse on Nkrumah's...
The Epiphany of Ubuntu in Knowledge Development: An African Way
AbstractIn this presentation, I address my internal conflicts as an African who left my great continent with the hope of gaining knowledge at a large North American University. I am now facing the dilemma of acquiring knowledge of Western origins as...
The Intellectual and Political Legacies of Kwame Nkrumah
AbstractIntegral to Kwame Nkrumah's vision of Pan-Africanism was the concept of Continental Union Government for Africa. Nkrumah was one of several leading radical Pan-Africanists of the 1960s such as Julius Nyerere, Modibo Keita, Patrice Lumumba, and...
The Role of the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations Organization in the Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism in Africa: 1961-1974
ABSTRACT:In 1960, the United Nations Organization adopted the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, in which was established the right to selfdetermination and independence of non-self-governing territories. In...
The United States Peace Corps as a Facet of United States-Ghana Relations
AbstractThe Peace Corps, established by the Kennedy Administration, became an important foreign policy instrument for US-Ghana relations during the nascent stages of Ghana's postindependence democracy. As the first country to be a beneficiary to the...
Welcome Address at the Opening Ceremony of the Kwame Nkrumah International (KNIC) Conference
Thank you all Seema, Farhad, and John for the kind words.While I would reserve my thanks to the long list of helpers and enablers to the closing ceremony, I cannot resist the temptation to thank my colleague, Dr. Frances Chiang, who more than anyone...
Women and Democratization in West Africa: The Case of Cercle d'Autopromotion Pour le Développement Durable
AbstractAlthough microfinance in developing countries is mostly used as a tool to lift poor women out of poverty, it is also increasingly being used as a medium to involve women into democratization process at the local level. The strength of Microfinance...