Journal of Pan African Studies

A transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, March

A Critical Review of "C'est I'homme Qui Fait I'homme": Cul-De-Sac Ubuntu-Ism in Cote D'Ivoire
A Critical Review of "C'est I'homme qui Fait I'homme": Cul-de-sac Ubuntu-ism in Cote D'Ivoire by Francis B Nyamnjoh. Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing CIG, 2015, pp.204, ISBN: 9789956762521, reviewed by Artwell Nhemachena (University of Namibia)...
African Renaissance and Pan-Africanism, a Shared Value and Identity among African Nationals
Introduction The pedigree of reawakening, regeneration, reconstruction, revitalization and reengineering of Africa's shared values and identity has dominated the policy agenda of Africa in the 21st century. Over decades, Pan-Africanism has been...
Afrikan Contribution to International Relations Theory: An Afrocentric Philosophical Enquiry
Constitution of ISA: Questions and Comments Important guiding documents such as the constitution of ISA were found to be silent on global representivity, with specific reference to gender and racial profile (s) of ISA's eligible members. Members...
Afrocentricity International Salutes Haiti!
Even after Haiti suffered through the handpicked US stooge Martelly's tragico-comic reign, the country's profoundly hardened cadres of freedom loving people have rebounded to force the US and France and the UN to respect the will of the masses. "Martelly...
An Appraisal of Institutions of Global Governance: The Case of the African Human Rights System
Introduction In an anarchic global system where there is an absence of a central authority to govern states behavior, (2) within the framework of structural realism, institutions of global governance play a very important role by attempting to fill...
Appraisal of Resources in Post-Election Defeat-Concession Speeches of Some Gubernatorial Candidates in Southwestern Nigeria, 2014-2015
Introduction Elections are an important aspect of the political processes in the democratic system of any nation. According to Opeibi (2009), elections can be said to be the heart of any political system. Given the importance of elections in determining...
Constituting Folklore: A Dialogue on the 2010 Constitution in Kenya
Introduction Let it be impossible that anything should be done which is unknown to the nation--prove to it that you neither intend to deceive nor to surprise--you take away all the weapons of discontent. The public will repay with usury the confidence...
Exploring African Student Video Game Play from a Connected Learning Theory Perspective
Introduction Different theories have been used to explain and investigate learning that occurs in video games. Theories such as socially situated learning theory, situated, and distributed cognition theories have shown that players learn and acquire...
In Memory: Larry Obadele Williams
For over 30 years Larry Obadele Williams (respectfully referred to here as Obadele) to was active in researching African and African-American historical studies as a lecturer, curriculum consultant, journalist and archivist. He was a correspondent...
Local Peace Committees in Africa: The Unseen Role in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Introduction Violence of any form through religious extremism, ethnicity, intra and interstate warfare etc. have long been a component of the international discourse. This is because one-third of all countries in the world have experienced violence...
Locating Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Discourse on Corruption in Zimbabwe
Introduction There is no doubt, Zimbabwe like the overwhelming majority of Third World countries faces economic challenges engineered by the twin evils of slavery and colonisation as well as through pressure exerted by the unipolar world via globalisation....
Lost Opportunity for Economic Empowerment: The Destruction of Cooperatives in Tanzania
Introduction In the past half a century in Tanzania, cooperatives were denied the opportunity to promote economic empowerment because of the state's anti-capitalist policies and practices. Cooperatives are institutions of the capitalist economic...
Modality in Kenya's 2008 Post-Consultation Discourse
Introduction Language has power to influence people at the ideological level. By observing the effects language can have on people, it is apparent that not all aspects of language have the same persuasive weight. It is against this assumption that...
MTV Africa Music Awards 2015
The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015 was held by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut Vodka and in partnership with The City of Durban at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on July 18,...
No Common Ground Left: Freedomways, Black Communists vs. Black nationalism/Pan-Africanism
Prologue: The Split John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998), who by October 1982 had trained a generation of Black historians, edited nearly a dozen books and had at least three decades of what the late Black press scholar Roland Wolseley called "scholarly...
Religion and Change Agenda in Nigeria: First National Conference of the African Society for the Study of Sociology and Ethics of Religion: May 15-17, 2016 Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
The role of religion in human society has continued to engage the attention of both scholars and practitioners of religion on the one hand, the individual and the public on the other. Although the place of religion in social engineering has been constantly...
Sankofa Healing and Restoration: A Case Study of African American Excellence and Achievement in an Urban School
Introduction African American student achievement is generally falsely propagated in educational research (King, 2005; Perry, Steele, & Hilliard, 2003). Most research on African American education focuses on the "achievement gap," which erringly...
The Black Ivy Influencer: How an "Outsider" Black Newsletter Became an Inside Force at the Columbia University Journalism School
Introduction Black American mainstream journalists walk an interesting intellectual and ideological tightrope between the very separate American histories of both Black press journalism and white hegemonic journalism. They are emotionally and intellectually...
The National Museum of African Art
In December 2015, The National Museum of African Art (Washington, D.C.) presented a lecture by South African artist and cultural activist Marcus Neustetter (a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow investigating the collections of the National Museum of...
The Role of the Manhyia Palace in Traditional Land Resource Conflict Management in Kumasi, Ghana
Introduction Natural resource utilisation is being recognised both in terms of the socio-economic benefits and in terms of their contribution to other aspects of human well-being, through direct and indirect use. By implication, a community's or...
UN Experts Urge the U.S. to Address Legacies of the Past, Police Impunity and 'Crisis of Racial Injustice'
29 January 2016 -- The legacy of slavery, post-Reconstruction 'Jim Crow' laws and racial subordination in the United States remains a "serious challenge" as there has been no real commitment to recognition and reparations for people of African descent,...
UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Welcoming 'Ark of Return' as Permanent Memorial to Victims of Slavery, Transatlantic Slave Trade
Seventieth Session, 46th Meeting (AM), General Assembly, Meetings Coverage: Delegates Conclude Their Consideration of Revitalization of Assembly's Work, November 4, 2015. The General Assembly would welcome the erection of the Ark of Return--the...
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