The result is that the less privileged cannot afford these social services, while income inequality keeps rising. Foreign investors keep exploiting and damaging the continent, often with impunity. These foreign investors are ill-treating African people, paying them low wages and salaries that are insufficient for a decent existence. Pan-Africanism has lost its allure as African leaders seek pleasing these neocolonial masters. As Kwame warned, a country imprisoned under neocolonialism is not a master of its destiny. Op-ed 

“Unite Now or Perish” – Why Pan-Africanism Matters Now More Than Ever

Africans can collectively succeed if there is cross-continent unity. By Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza The grip of neocolonialism on Africa’s economic sovereignty is getting tighter every year. African leaders are under the shackles of neocolonialism to the extent that they seek to please neocolonial masters more than their people. This is what Kwame Nkrumah always warned about – that Africa needed to unshackle itself from the forces of Western capitalism. As we celebrate his birthday, it is noteworthy to reiterate his most important rallying for all black people across the world, which…

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Nkrumah arrived in the Gold Coast on 14 November 1947. He immediately assumed his secretarial duties, offering to work without pay after he realised that the party had no funds to pay his monthly salary. Eventually, the leadership prevailed on him to accept a fraction of the salary. Nkrumah immediately drew up a detailed, radical plan which he presented to the leadership of the United Gold Coast Convention. He suggested that the party set up branches in every corner of the country and embarks on demonstrations, strikes and boycotts to press for independence. Op-ed 

Kwame Nkrumah’s contested legacy

    Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 – the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve this feat. He’s still remembered for his unrepentant anti-colonial stance and strident Pan-Africanism. Above all, he is regarded as one of Africa’s ablest statesmen of the 20th century. Nkrumah has been ranked among leaders such as Vladimir Lenin, Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Tse-Tsung. All contributed significantly in shaping the course of history during the last five decades of the 20th century. Nkrumah’s rise in the anti-colonial movement in Ghana, then called the Gold Coast, began in the late…

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