AfroNeth (www.afroneth.nl/) - set up in February 2003 to encourage Africans living in the Netherlands to contribute to the development of Africa - organised an African Diaspora Summit in December 2003 to map out, assess, and harness the diaspora’s resources for Africa. A conference background paper by Dr A A Mohamoud entitled African Diaspora and Development of Africa calls on the Nederlandse Bank, the Dutch government and commercial banks to work with di...read more

Africa is about to establish its first ever pan-African parliament. Within 30 days a single pan-African parliament is due to come into force. But while the African Union (AU) hails the move, it admits there is a lot of work to be done before the newly established parliament is up and running.

Delegates from about 43 African countries will attend the first Pan African Implementation and Partnership Conference on Water (PANAFCON) in Addis Ababa from 8-13 December 2003, a statement from the UN-Water/Africa Secretariat based at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said.

This study of Nkrumah provides a compelling account of one of the most significant politicians in post-colonial Africa. Hadjor argues that although Nkrumah's experiment failed, it continues to have relevance for Africa today. He also illustrates how certain mistakes were unavoidable during Nkrumah's time. He writes of the clarity of Nkrumah's vision, which helps throw light on the problems many Africans face today. In this important way, Hadjor's reworking of the essential themes of Nkrum...read more

Ahead of the second African Union (AU) summit in Mozambique next week, senior parliamentarians urged their governments to step up efforts to establish the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). At the end of a two-day meeting of African parliamentarians in South Africa to discuss the pending launch of the PAP, only 19 countries out of the 53 African states had ratified the agreement. At least 27 have to ratify the protocol before the parliament can be formed, news agencies reported. One of the func...read more

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