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Pan-Africanism and development in the twenty-first century: A critical analysis of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development
Boshoff, Elsabé mailto [African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights]
Owiso, Owiso mailto [Université de Genève - UNIGE]
Ghana @ 60: Governance and human rights in twenty-first century Africa
Addaney, Michael mailto
Nyarko, Michael Gyan mailto
Pretoria University Law Press
South Africa
[en] In this chapter, we explore the Pan-African influence in the design and implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) framework with the aim of highlighting the place of Pan-Africanism in twenty-first century regional cooperation and development of Africa. The chapter highlights the strong influence of the Pan-African ideals and thoughts of independent Africa’s founding leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Sédar Senghor, Sékou Touré and Kambarage Nyerere in the NEPAD framework. The chapter argues that these ideals are as sound today as they were when they were first articulated. However, it identifies teething challenges in the framework’s implementation such as the misapplication or misconstruction of the Pan-African ideals underpinning NEPAD. As a way forward, the chapter suggests practical ways of objectively auditing NEPAD’s performance by revisiting and recommitting to its Pan-African founding principles. With revitalised Pan-Africanism, the chapter argues that the NEPAD framework can facilitate the rediscovery of the shared aspirations of African peoples to actively participate in the common development and prosperity of Africa.
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
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