Pan-Africanism, which is a vision of unity and political, economic and cultural sovereignty of Africa and its peoples, is a movement that adapts to the demands of the times. It is relevant today as it was yesterday. It is a paradigm of survival in the face of systems of oppression and exploitation, such as racism, slavery, colonialism, apartheid, police brutality, neocolonialism and neo-liberalism. The destruction of statues and symbols of white supremacy following the assassination of George Floyd by a white police officer on May 25, 2020 in United States gave a boost to Pan-Africanism in the context of the universalization of the Black Lives Matter Movement and of a multiracial global movement for freedom and justice. Pan-Africanism is experiencing a resurgence due to several factors, namely the advent of the Internet, new information technologies and social media, which contribute to faster circulation of information on Pan-African initiatives.

It is in this context that the 9th Pan-African Congress will take place under the theme

Renewal of Pan-Africanism and Africa’s role in the reform of multilateral institutions: mobilizing resources and reinventing itself to act
from October 29-November 2, 2024 in Lomé (Togo).

Its launching ceremony took place in Lomé on May 22, 2023. The 9th Pan-African Congress is in line with the historical continuity of the Pan-African gatherings namely the series of the Pan-African congresses initiated by W.E.B Du Bois, which exalted the ideals of dignity, freedom, and human development of Africa and its peoples and the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.


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