The story of Pan-Africanism on the African continent can not be complete without the mention of Kwame Nkrumah the first black President of the Republic of Ghana and one of the Founding Fathers of the Organization of African Unity now the African Union.
In Zambia, a University bears the name of this great son of the African soil, that is the Kwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe while in his homeland Ghana a University so bears his name which is the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Ground upon which the University stands was another iconic Institute that stood there. This the Pan AfricanInstitute for Development East and Southern Africa popularly known as PAIDESA. The Institute was earmarked to offer Governance programmes and teach the Ideology of Pan Africanism. It is really sad that this Institute is no longer in existence today. One of the greatest undoing of the Pan-Africanism Ideology is the lack of a well thought out Think Tank to propel the Ideology beyond the current generation and continue to be relevant for the generations to come.
PAIDESA was the perfect Think Tank that the Ideology needed to continue to be useful to the continent for many generations to come. Pan-Africanism need to create a Think Tank that will help to grow the Ideology for many years to come.