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Malawi/Ghana: We are all Ghanaians

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana, Malawi, History, Migration & Immigration, Politics

In “We’re all Ghanaians: Reclaiming Pan-Africanism for the African Renaissance,” Steve Sharra writes [1]: In Malawi we have every reason to join the Ghanaians, and the entire Pan-African world, in celebrating Ghana’s jubilee. As Walusako Mwalilino reminds everyone on the Malawi listserv Nyasanet, it was in Ghana that Malawi’s first president, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, spent a good part of the 1950s, where he became very close to Dr. Nkrumah, having first known each other in London where Dr. Banda has been practicing medicine for sometime. Dr. Nkrumah would eventually become actively engaged in Malawi’s own struggle for independence from the British.