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EDITORIAL | Africa needs unity, not subversion of democracy


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


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.

Yet to say the Pan-African Parliament has been a scene of anything but solidarity among Africans is to state the plain but hurtful truth. The disgraceful degeneration communicates a paucity of thought and leadership that must worry us all...

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