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The West African Monetary Union is taking back control of its currency from France
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Politics and Society The West African Monetary Union is taking back control of its currency from France

Since 1945, the CFA franc has been the currency used by French colonies, and the usage of the currency continued after independence. Benin President Patrice Talon revealed that the West African Monetary Union has unanimously agreed to take back control of its currency, withdrawing foreign reserves of the West African CFA from France. The move has been welcomed across the continent.

Is Africa’s unity predicated on the colonial borders it’s trying to break?
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Politics and Society Is Africa’s unity predicated on the colonial borders it’s trying to break?

The political unity of Africa has been an elusive vision. The United States of Africa premised on Pan-African ideals still remains a pipe dream despite having been pushed by numerous African political leaders. Is the United States of Africa a realistic vision we should continue to pursue or it’s still an ambitious dream?

Ghana and Rwanda provide deep lessons for Africa on Pan-Africanism
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African identities Ghana and Rwanda provide deep lessons for Africa on Pan-Africanism

Ghana’s example of opening its borders to African-Americans and embracing all Black people is the progressive ingredient African countries need to adopt. Additionally, Paul Kagame’s call for Africa to define its own course, rejecting validation from the West, are among the necessary steps towards self-determination and meaningful development.

Steve Biko’s 70th Birthday: Google pays tribute to Biko
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Politics and Society Steve Biko’s 70th Birthday: Google pays tribute to Biko

Stephen Bantu Biko the anti-apartheid activist and leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa, is born in 1946 in Ginsberg Township, in the present-day Eastern Cape province. To remember the best-known martyr of the struggle against apartheid, Google today published a doodle, celebrating Biko’s remarkable legacy.