political ideology advancing African unity for African liberation, is the destruction of cultural imperialism and replacement with cultural reclamation, otherwise known as the African renaissance. Pan-Africanist scholars such as Senegal’s Cheikh Anta Diop
A Basis For pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance
Contradicting pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance?
In his nine years as South Africa’s president, Thabo Mbeki was known as a leading pan-Africanist and an advocate of the African Renaissance. Pan-Africanism is an ideology aimed at uniting Africans into a strong force for total liberation. The African Renaissance is a project aimed at restoring Africans’ self-esteem damaged by colonialism and slavery. During and after his presidency Mbeki was criticised by the local and international media for putting at risk hundreds of thousands of South African lives by questioning the link between HIV and AIDS, and blocking drugs that could have saved many lives. If true, this would suggest that there is a contradiction between Mbeki’s pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance, which are supposed to be life-affirming on one hand, and exposing Africans to the perils of a fatal disease, on the other. This article examines Mbeki’s opponents’ arguments, and Mbeki’s stance in the context of pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance.
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fourth International Conference of the African Renaissance held in Pretoria in 2014, provides a map of the cardinal agenda of the union. Koussani gave a compact assessment of efforts at the African Union by itemising the four pillars of the union. These
-Africanism on the knowledge front in order to correct these historical injustices and democratise intellectual production on the continent. Pan-Africanism as Memory In his work Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance , Ngugi wa Thiong’o (2009
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Southern Africa plays a similar role. The New Economic Policy for African Development, largely driven by President Mbeki, was an integral part of his vision of an African Renaissance. Among the elements of this concept was the establishment of an African
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