Africa’s narrative is not being shared adequately with the rest of the world, according to Chief Research Specialist at the Africa Institute of South Africa, Dr Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere.
His comments come as Africa Day celebrations take place across the continent.
Owusu-Sekyere says while the continent is rich in minerals and resources, the rest of the world seems to have a strategy on how to take them, yet Africa does not have a set plan to determine or dictate what it wants back.
He says African countries are often funded by international aid and that “he who funds calls the tune”.
Owusu-Sekyere says strong and ethical leadership needs to be at the forefront of defining and implementing Africa’s development plan and advance its people.
He adds that Africa Day should not only celebrate diversity, but also embrace similarities that are meant to bind Africans together rather than drive them apart in conflict.
Watch the video below for the full interview: