Pan-Africanism embraces the reality that all African people, those of the continent and those of the African diaspora, share common bonds, common interests, and common goals. The principle of Pan-Africanism supports that African people around the globe embrace our interconnectedness. With Africa as our center, Pan-Africanists advocate for Africans to organize and operate in a manner that emphasizes our commonalities, our African qualities. One people, One Aim, One Goal.
1. Pan - the prefix “Pan” means all or involving all members.
2. African – a person from Africa, especially a Black person; relating to Africa or people of African descent.
3. African diaspora – the mass dispersion of peoples from the continent of Africa during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
4. interconnectedness – the state of being connected with each other.
5. commonality - to share features, characteristics, or attributes.
6. political – relating to the government or political affairs of a country.
7. social – relating to society.
8. economics – how a society utilizes its resources.
9. ideology – a system of ideas which shape how a person views and engages economic and political policies.
1. What are the advantages of African people around the globe embracing Pan-
Africanism as an identity and ideology in order to progress? Please provide
your response as related to the following:
- social interactions between African people from different countries
- how does Pan-Africanism influence the political ideas and strategies of African people?
- In what ways does Pan-Africanism influence economics in African communities around the world and on the continent of Africa?