Across Africa, we have witnessed time and again countries where sudden death of a leader has been cause of a major human tragedy. This was the case in Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Egypt only to name a few, and this at different times of their recent or past history.
Unfortunately, not many cases have differed from that dramatic picture, which associates death of a leader with that of a sizable number of their subjects like in ancient pharaonic myths. Continue reading
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All true sons and sisters of Africa and friends of Ghana all over the world mourn the sudden death of President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday July 24th, 2012.
At the same time, they praise the peaceful transition that occurred on the same day by getting sworn in as 4th President of 4thRepublic of Ghana, his Excellency the incumbent vice-president John Dramani Mahama
This should be another example of hope for the continent of seeing strong institutions prevailing against strong personalities.
Video – John Dramani Mahama sworn in
Long Live Ghana
Long Live Africa
By Explo Nani-Kofi
KILOMBO 2012 – Annual Event of Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination
Dr. Nkwame Nkrumah.
Kilombo. the name, comes from the Kimbundu language of the Ambundu people in Angola. The word is from an African language that is synonymous of resistance in Africa and also for people of African descent outside. The word is applicable to both the continent and the Diaspora because of its Pan- African orientation by its users under the framework of Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African elf-Determination.
Kilombo means a fighting settlement or a committee of resistance. Queen Nzingha led the revolts against the colonial occupation of the Portuguese in Angola from her kilombos. When the enslaved Africans were taken to Brazil they revolted against the slave owners and they called the fortresses from which they fought kilombos. Continue reading
As the world speedily embraces new platforms for communication, directness and power of the latter provide exceptional possibilities of transforming African political leadership.
The following note, which is part of Professor Ayittey’s reaction to the President of Nideria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was published online by Sahara Reporters. It is an illustration of the feeding of a constructive debate into conservative thinking on issues of national and public interest. Continue reading
By Explo Nani-Kofi
The author of the following note, Explo Nani-Kofi, is a Pan-Africanist from Ghana. He is the Director of the Kilombo Community Education Project, London and the Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination, Peki, Ghana, which jointly publish the Kilombo Pan-African Community Journal as well as host the ‘Another World is Possible’ radio programme. The focus of the note is on how unfairly society can treat those who want to change its ways for a better future for everyone. Continue reading