Often the argument is put forth that Pan-Africanism is an ideology that is useful only in its fight against colonialism and enslavement. Hence, in the supposed end of these phenomena this ideology has lost its sense and purpose.
As Africans and friends of Africa we, unfortunately, know that the end of these atrocities is still being delayed as the gears of white supremacy keep churning at the expense of black, brown and indigenous labouring bodies. Hence, on a day like today when we celebrate the achievements of African resistance movements we are reflecting on an ideology that was a driving force for independence and freedom movements across the continent and continues to contest oppression today. We believe Pan-Africanism is still useful and in fact needed in our fights against neo-colonialism and other forms of oppression.