The Journal of Pan African Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to a synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.

Some articles published in 2006:

NEPAD: Continuing the Disconnections in Africa? by Karo Ogbinaka.

This paper discusses NEPAD in relationship to capitalism and development initiatives, and thus argues that programs which alienate the general populace and the elite in Africa will fail should they not provide structure for self-development.

Practical Peacemaking Wisdom from Africa: Reflections on Ubuntu by Timothy Murithi. An examination of the cultural world-view known as Ubuntu which highlights the essential unity of humanity and emphasizes the importance of constantly referring to the principles of empathy, sharing and cooperation in our efforts to resolve our common problems, thus discussion focus on how Archbishop Desmond Tutu utilized the principles of Ubuntu during his leadership of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This study will also outline the five stages of the peacemaking process found among Ubuntu societies, including: acknowledgement of guilt, showing remorse and repenting, asking for and giving forgiveness, and paying compensation or reparation as a prelude to reconciliation. Potential lessons for peace and reconciliation efforts are highlighted with the premise that the Ubuntu approach to the building of human relationships can offer an example to the world.

Globalization and the Retrenchment of an African Economy: Revisiting Post - $18 Billion Debt Cancellation in Nigeria by Ayandiji Daniel Aina

The embedded neo-colonialist exploits of globalization retrenches the Nigerian economy rather than strengthening it - thereby creating new threats to human security and development. Specifically, pre and post - $18 billion (USD) debt cancellation Nigeria reels in economic strangulation engendered by global capital. Nigeria has made and is making enormous contributions to the global economy, yet it remains at the receiving end of the side effects rather than through the gains of globalization with mounting debt profile, capital flight, local industry collapse, galloping inflation, weak currency, over-dependence on imported goods and services, mono-product economy, etc.

Marcus Garvey and African Francophone Political Leaders of the Early Twentieth Century: Prince Kojo Tovalou Houenou Reconsidered by Babacar M'Baye.

An examination of the role African Francophone intellectuals and political leaders of the early twentieth century played in the global Black struggle for liberation and equality, with a special focus the influence of Marcus Garvey on Prince Kojo Tovalou Houenou of Benin.

Pan West Africanism and Political Instability in West Africa: Perspectives and Reflections by Eric Edi

A reflection paper that elaborates within the context of contemporary Pan Africanism on the contrasting features of the political landscape of West Africa via a historical and comparative approach that provides possible explanations and discussion on the drawbacks of political instability, with a special focus on the question of refugees, policy approaches, and emancipation philosophy.