mardi 31 mai 2011

Can Panafricanism help to build Afrika ?

Our fellow fathers in their times thought  the possibility for Africa to be a great part of the world were to stay united.
But people like NKWAMEH NKRUMAH weren't not understand in their fight and the results is what we are leaving today: a continent of divisions and pains.


An institution like African Union (AU) is trying to to bring Africans together to talk with one voices on many important subject like, globalism, security, terrorism, growth, Development...with very poor results, caused of misunderstanding. 

While some political men like QADDAFI are calling for the unity of Africa through the UNITED STATES OF AFRICA, others think is not the moment, that Africa is not ready for that. But the question remain:


For MICHEL NKOUNOU, the answer is yes. He is lecturer in  Yaounde II University in SOA. He has just publish a book on on Panafricanism in Africa tittled : PANIFRICANIS: From the Crisis to the rebirth.
Dr NKOUNOU think since Africa is moving as we know, problems had not being solve. 50 Years afters the independence process  Africa remain the continent of political divisions, wars, diseases, corruption, problem's that can't help the continent in his development. that's why he think we Africans have nothing to celebrate 50years after.

Then , his book on Panafricanism from crisis to rebirth is a Project. a project to see how  Panafricanism can help to build the continent. the book demonstrate , which process can be use to united Africans countries? Which nature can take this model and how it will help in Africa development?


When answering those Questions, the lecturer proposed that a referendum must be held across africa to ask Africans if they want to be united, if they want to live in one country?
considering the Nature, the form that this panifricanism will have, the Doctor think it must be Federalism. 
This federalism will help Africa better solve his ressources problems for example. With federalism,  countries with many natural resources can help those with less.Federalism can also give one voices to the whole continent to have one say on important subjects.

Personally,  i think Panafricanism can help Africa. But my concern is to know if we are ready for that. i think no. It must be a process. we need to act deeply to bring Africans together on this concept. and the best way  for is the building of strong subregional areas.

In those Areas (CEDEAO, CEMAC, SADEC...), they have to teach Africans how to live together, to act and to expect together. Some regions are doing a lot on this way. But more remain to be done.
When people across Africa will be able to accept the lead of one person, when they will b ready to obey the same rules, when it will be able for them to move without any restrictions, to work where ever they want, to feel themselves like in one country at that time we could seriously think to build the United States of Africa.for that Political larders have a lot to do.


Dr NKOUNOU in PANAFRICANISM from the crisis to the rebirth  thought for the project to succeed, only black Africans Countries must be involve in the process, that Magrebhian countries due to a different culture, and history may be exclude.
really don't Know what to say? It seems to be a difficult question for us to meditate .... 

vendredi 27 mai 2011

Africa Builders: Beyond the TV Spots

It is interesting to see how African country are trying to make theirselves well known internationally. You just have to sit in front of your TV  to watch CNN, Euronews or Africa24 and you will see those well-done spots on africa countries promoting Tourism, Democraty, Health, Governance or Youth employment in Africa.


I think Yes! Around the world people don't really know Africa. Oh Yes! They Know the wild nature and the traditional  life but many europeans or Americans  and others  don't care about the people daily life in Africa and what is done in this continent for growth and developement .

Therefore, using TV to show what is done in Africa is good for the image of those african countries like Cameroon, Tchad, Gabon...and can help them to find partners that need to invest in their lands.


We need to do more for Governance, democraty  and growth become a reality in Africa. Our countries need to fight against corruption, if they want to reach better results on education, health and in others important domains.. It is also important to reach a good level of security across Africa.

But  what we are witnessing today in Africa is very far from that.... African's countries remain on top of most corrupt countries despites the strategies put on place to fight the phenomena.
The democracy process still have a long time to be fair, the business environment in many areas demand a lot of work and all those wars make the continent  a bad destination for investment  and tourism.

However step after step Africa is moving, something is done  and it important to make it known even by TV's spots. Meanwhile we have to keep working day after day to improve what have been done. We have to behave in such a way that Good governance, health for all, Security,Youth Employment, become more effective.

For that everyone know what remain to be done at his level. yes everyone Know !