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Internationally Known Pan-Africanist Visits FGCU

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P.L.O. Lumumba

Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba — commonly known as just P.L.O. Lumumba — is an internationally recognized lawyer, human rights activist, pan-Africanist and public speaker who’s message focuses on African solutions to African problems.

He’s a Doctor of Laws on the Law of the Sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium and the author of a number of books on law and politics. He is also Director of The Kenya School of Law, and founder of the P.L.O. Lumumba Foundation.

During his trip to the United States he will visit African Embassies in Washington D.C. and other states, and the United Nations headquarters in New York City, but he began his trip with a stop at Florida Gulf Coast University arranged by the African Student Association, where he met with students and faculty, and gave a public presentation on “Education and Universal Empowerment.”

We spoke with professor Lumumba about his life's work promoting pan-Africanism, the critical importance of education, and the role China is playing in Africa and how that could shape its future.