Though Pan-Africanist ideology persists, AU nations are determined to preserve individuality.
Setbacks for democracy in Africa co-exist with signs that signal welcomed progress, writes Liesl Louw-Vaudran.
A new Bill before Parliament gives traditional leaders considerable powers. Monde Nkasa arguments for the Bill.
EC Ejiogu argues that it is high time we redefine pan-Africanism in a postcolonial context that accommodates diversity.
There was an urgent need for greater co-operation between Africa and its compatriots in foreign countries, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday. "This is particularly so with all of us on the continent so that we respond successfully to such challenges as the attainment of peace and stability," he told the opening of the African Diaspora Ministerial Conference in Midrand.