EDITORIAL | Africa needs unity, not subversion of democracy

What happened at the Pan-African Parliament this week is a reflection of exactly what the continent doesn’t need

02 June 2021 - 20:24

The very idea of pan-Africanism is rooted in the global movement that seeks to build solidarity between Africans on the mother continent and in the diaspora. 

The founders of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) were intentional about the inclusion of “unity” in the body’s name. Ditto its successor, the African Union (AU). Africans have always known that disunity is at the heart of the continent’s pillage and plunder by colonialists and dictators...

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