During the 1964 OAU Summit, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the-then President of the Republic of Ghana and the leading strategist and tactician of the African Revolution, told the gathering that the formation of a united continent was central in achieving genuine development, independence and sovereignty. The cornerstone of Ghanaian foreign policy under Nkrumah and his Convention People’s Party (CPP) was the realization of a United States of Africa.
Nkrumah said “How much more effective would our efforts have been if we had spoken with the one voice of Africa’s millions. With all our minerals and waterpower and fertile lands, is it not a cause for shame that we remain poor and content to plead for aid from the very people who have robbed us of our riches in the past?”
The Pan-Africanist leader then asked “How can Egypt, strategically situated as is it, combat imperialism and neocolonialism and solve the pressing and urgent problems of the Middle East unless it has the backing of a Union Government of Africa? Only a Union Government can assist in the solution of the problems of the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.”
These words from both Malcolm X and Kwame Nkrumah ring loud today in relationship to the conditions of African people on the continent and those abroad. A renewed Pan-African movement is necessary to continue the struggle for sustainable unity, peace and security.
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