This is Africa’s time! The eyes of the world are focused on our continent. If the 21st century is to belong to the African continent, we need a reawakening of pride and ownership in our unique and vibrant identity as Africans. This rebirth should start with the youth – our future.
As we celebrate this month our aim should always be to strengthen the framework of African solidarity. The ties that bind us span country borders and unite our brothers and sisters into a global African community. Freedom Park is synonymous with reconciliation – with the coming together and strengthening of the ties that bind us. This month will mark another step on the route to reconciliation amongst our fellow African countries. If we are to realise the ideals of Pan-Africanism, we must explore and embrace our shared roots.