In DepthThe Question

Sat,18Aug2018

The Question

The Question: Has Africa woken up to the full potential of its diaspora?

 

Worshippers wave the national flag of Ghana as Pope Francis arrives at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, USA. Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP/SIPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015 the UN proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent, to a resounding silence from the continent. African governments want to tap into diaspora remittances and skills, but are they walking the talk?

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Will Black Panther change media representations of Africa?

The Marvel comic blockbuster film is raking in money and tells the story of a technologically superior and wealthy African society that grapples with its responsibility to oppressed populations across the world

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Can African leaders adopt a stronger voice on global issues?

The decisions on ‘global’ problems are still being made by an exclusive club of developed nations often serving their own interests. As the African Union strikes out for financial independence and self-determination, we asked:

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Is feminism un-African?

In March, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, to much acclaim. But some Africans argue that the feminist movement is a Western import.

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Will the pan-African passport ever be a reality for citizens?

The first pan-African passport was launched at the African Union Summit in Rwanda in July. The organisation intends to have the passport distributed to all African citizens by 2020, garnering both praise and scepticism.

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Did Africa expect too much from Obama?

As President Obama comes to the end of his tenure, critics claim that as the first African-American US President, his record on the continent is disappointing and has fallen short of the successes of his predecessors.

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Has Dlamini-Zuma done a good job as AU Commission chair?

Outgoing African Union Commission head Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – the first woman to hold the top post – has been criticised by some for focusing more on her domestic political aspirations than on her pan-African duties

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