This paper conceptualises ‘global financial crisis’ as primarily political and
focuses on the way it impacts on the ability of youth to renegotiate their place and
space with patterns of authority and control in Africa, using the instrumentality
of new media. Three main arguments are made. First is that, even though the
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the world's eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious conflict, political instability, rampant official corruption and an ailing economy.
While the fate of Africa is much discussed in the West, Westerners rarely hear the voices of Africans themselves in the debate over the future of this imperiled continent. Pan-Africanism aims to unite the many different peoples of Africa and the Diaspora (in the West indies, Latin America, the U.S., and the U.K.).