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The Legacy of Colonialism in Today’s Africa

The Legacy of Colonialism in Today’s Africa
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. New York time | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. London time | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Accra & Dakar time
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This panel will explore the lasting effects of colonialism in Africa, well after most African countries obtained independence in the 1960s. Independence promised the transmission of sovereignty from European rulers to African population, but more than half a century later colonialism’s influence persists. Panelist will discuss how the legacy of colonialism has limited African sovereignty, and examine the political, economic, and legal implications.

Dr. Abubakar Sidick Ahmed, Radio Journalist and Station Manager, University of Ghana’s Radio Univers 

Dr. H.E. Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao, Former African Union Ambassador to the U.S.A. (2016 to 2019); Founder, African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) 
Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla, Program Manager, West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Dakar, Senegal;  Co-founder of CORA (Collectif pour le Renouveau Africain); Co-authored, Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: the CFA Franc Story 
Dr. Amin George Forji, Teaching Associate, Faculty of Law, University of Manchester (UK); Adjunct Lecturer, Public International Law and Political Economy at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki (Finland); Research Fellow, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), and Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)

Sponsoring Association Committee:
African Affairs, Scott Caplan & Doris Toyou, Co-Chairs
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director

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