Abayomi Azikiwe

Haitian masses demonstrate against austerity and imperialist domination on 7 Feb. 2019

Mass demonstrations against imperialist hegemony have rocked the western hemisphere’s poorest nation of Haiti. 

Kwame Nkrumah and Fathia with the Du Boises, August 1963

Beginning in the early decades of the 15th century, the African continent faced an unprecedented onslaught where human traffickers and colonisers sought to conquer the people for the purpose of labour exploitation, strategic territorial advantage and the plunder of natural resources.

Women's Suffrage Demonstrations

From the antebellum period through the Civil War and Jim Crow the issues of gender and race were interwoven.

Women Suffrage movement organisers

From Seneca Falls to the Civil War and Reconstruction the struggle for national liberation and gender equality took centre stage. 

 Zong massacre of 1781 by the British slave traders

The leaders of the 18th century separatist movement from England were not motivated by a genuine desire for freedom and equality.

Africans arrive in Jamestown Settlement in August 1619

Six months from now, a commemoration of the long saga of struggle against national oppression and economic exploitation will take place. 

AMISOM troops

Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of the United States “war on terrorism.”

Kwame Nkrumah at the All African People's Conference, Dec. 1958

After more than six decades since the gathering of the first All-African People’s Conference (AAPC) in Accra, Ghana on 8-13 December 1958, renewal of revolutionary Pan-Africanism is needed on the continent and globally. 

Ethiopia and Eritrea leaders embrace in Asmara during historic 8-9 July  2018 state visit

Efforts of Africa’s unity and regional integration are obstructed by continuing outside interference and destabilisation of the continent. 

Cameroon demonstration in support of separation of Angolphone regions

According to the author, Africa must break its dependency on capitalism and instead resolve internal contradictions, which are a reflection of the on-going exploitation and oppression engendered by the post-colonial construct to benefit the West. 

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