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. 3, No. 6, March

African Centered Leadership-Followership: Foundational Principles, Precepts, and Essential Practices
AbstractThis paper examines the four cornerstones of African centered leadership-followership (ACL-F), an ethnic group specific approach to leadership devised for African people in 2000 at the Kwame Ture Leadership Institute by Dr. Uhuru Hotep. ACL-F...
African Cosmology and the Duality of Western Hegemony: The Search for an African Identity
AbstractThis paper attempts to deconstruct a myriad of negative images that denigrate the African continent as dark and seeks to place into proper context distortions of the original African creative intellect twisted by Western hegemony. It further...
Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling
Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling Chabal, Patrick. Africa: the Politics of Suffering and Smiling. London: Zed, 2009. 212 pp. ISBN: 1842779095.One of the fundamental challenges in the study of "Africans" and "African politics" has been the...
Africology
Doctor of PhilosophyCollege of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeThe Ph.D. in Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is grounded in the axiomatic assumption that, as the imperatives of global integration significantly...
Avatar: An Extension of White Supremacy
After having viewed the latest box office hit Avatar (http://www.avatarmovie.com), themes which seemingly resonate timelessly, find their expression once again. The story takes place on the distant planet of Pandora. This planet is bountiful in its natural...
Building Trust in Kenyan Rural Public Health Facilities
AbstractMost Kenyans seem to have lost trust in government institutions as impartial public service providers. For instance, many of them would be astonished to learn that one has obtained a passport or a driver's license without 'knowing someone' or...
Corruption in Africa South of the Sahara: Bureaucratic Facilitator or Handicap to Development?
AbstractToday, most African nation-states have been independent for forty years. Unfortunately, at forty, many of these nation-states have made either minimal progress or stagnated, in terms of socioeconomic growth and development. Despite the fact that...
Dealing with Africom: The Political Economy of Anger and Protest
AbstractThis paper derives from the assumption that US African Command is a continuation of American militarization of Africa and should be addressed as such. It hypothetically contends that: (1) the militarization of Africa is changing the local culture...
'Development Depends on Good Governance'
The following is the full text of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech delivered July 11, 2009 during his visit to the Republic of Ghana at the Accra International Conference Centre, which was converted into Parliament, as provided at the White House...
Donna Marcia Wells
Prints and Photographs Librarian,Moorland-Spingarn Research Center,Howard UniversityDonna Marcia Wells (1953-2009) was the Prints and Photographs Librarian at Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center from 1993 until June 2009, when she left...
Imari Abubakari Obadele
Imari Abubakar Obadele (1930-2010) was co-founder of the Malcolm X Society (1967) and the Republic of New Africa (1968). In 1971 as provisional president of the Republic of New Africa (RNA), he and ten other members of the provisional government were...
Jeune Afrique 1961-1971: U.S. Race Relations
AbstractWith the election in 2008 of Barack Hussein Obama as president of the United States, there is renewed interest in the African perspective on American politics. It remains to be seen whether Obama's election triggers abiding change or simply highlights...
Leadership: Critical African Politics
Welcome to another edition of The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS). This issue, like many of our past issues, engages the African world in a trans-disciplinary fashion. We begin with sincere thanks for the life and afterlife of our recent ancestors,...
Looking Back/Moving Forward: The Future of Africana/Black Studies
April 15-17, 2010Africana Studies and Research Center, Multi-Purpose RoomCornell University, 310 Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850.Tel: 607- 255- 4625; Fax: 607- 255- 0784.e-mail: africana@cornell.eduIn celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Africana...
Negotiating the African Presence: Rastafari Livity and Scholarship Rastafari Conference 2010
August 17 - 20, 2010University of the West Indies MonaOverview2010 will mark 50 years since the "Report on The Rastafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica" was first published by the then University College of the West Indies. The Report, authored by M.G....
On Pursuit of the Purpose of Life: The Shona Metaphysical Perspective
AbstractThis paper concerns the question of the purpose of human life heretofore referred to as life, as it is traditionally viewed by the Shona people of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. To most 'ordinary people', the question has no immediate answer. To others,...
Power and Womanhood in Africa: An Introductory Evaluation
AbstractThere is no gainsaying the obvious that women have played leadership roles in the development of various African societies from pre-colonial days till now. Even though the patriarchy system in Africa cannot be denied, yet, the African woman possesses...
Re-Examining Current Paradigms and Concepts: Rural Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Poverty Alleviation in Africa
AbstractIn the past two decades, donor agencies and their sponsors have developed new micro-level and local paradigms to address the problems of rural development, environmental sustainability, and poverty alleviation. Their ultimate intention is to...
Religious Studies Scholarship in Nigeria: The Professional Ethics Imperative
AbstractThe paper observes that scholars have not written much on the need for professionalism in the teaching of religious Studies as it is done in several professions such as medicine, nursing, computer, accountancy financial management, information...
Rex Nettleford
Ralston Milton "Rex" Nettleford (February 3, 1933 - February 2, 2010) was a Jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, and most recently, he was a professor of Extra Mural Studies...
Secretary-General Designates Stevie Wonder: United Nations Messenger of Peace
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Stevie Wonder as a messenger of Peace at UN headquarters in New York on December 4, 2009.New York (Press Release, Note No. 6234, Department of Public Information News and Media Division New York).United Nations...
Some Segmental Phonological Processes Involving Vowels in Nambya: A Preliminary Descriptive Account
AbstractNambya is an officially recognized indigenous minority language that is spoken by about 100 thousand Zimbabweans in some Ndebele dominated areas within the Matabeleland North province of Zimbabwe. In this context, this research is motivated by...
Surveillance over a Zone of Conflict: Africom and the Politics of Securitisation of Africa
AbstractThe United States of America's establishment of the Africa Command (AFRICOM) is one of the practical indications of the post-9/11 discourse of 'securitisation' of Africa under the discourse of war on terror. Within the post-9/11 Western and American...
The Black Panthers and the Assassination of Fred Hampton
The Black Panthers and the Assassination of Fred Hampton Haas, Jeffrey, The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2009, 424 pp. ISBN-13: 9781556527654.On the morning...
The Ethiopian State: Authoritarianism, Violence and Clandestine Genocide
"Modern" Ethiopia has been created and maintained through the achievement of external legitimacy. As the European colonial powers such as Great Britain, France, and Italy enabled the Abyssinian (Amhara-Tigray) warlords to create the modern Ethiopian...
The Rainbow Nation: Conscience and Self Adjudication for Social Justice, Governance and Development in the New South Africa
AbstractThe colonialists branded Africa as the Dark Continent. When they brought the sun with them to shine on the continent and the darkness was dispersed, they deliberately instituted systems of rule that propagated the dehumanization of Africans in...
Tommy Jacquette-Halifu
Tommy Jacquette-Halifu (1943-2009) was a co-founder of the annual Watts Summer Festival in 1966, a founding member of the organization Us, executive director of the Watts Summer Festival for over 40 years, a highly-respected social activist, community...
'We Are Now Called upon to Implement Our Manifesto'
The address by His Excellency Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma on the occasion of his inauguration as the fourth President of the Republic of South Africa. Issued by The Presidency, Union Buildings (title selected by this publication).Your Majesties,Your...
'We Cannot Afford to Fail Our People'
The following is a speech by H.E. Professor John Evans Atta Mills, President of The Republic Of Ghana on the occasion of the visit of President Barack Obama of The United States of America to Ghana - 10th -11th July, 2009.Your Excellency President Barack...
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