Most of South Africa's black heroes hail from the old South Africa—from the
struggle against white minority rule in the 1970s ... This is the basic thrust of
Africa Unchained unleashing the entrepreneurial talents and creative energies of
the real ...
Author: G. Ayittey
In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.
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Author: Mike O. Odey
A fundamental question about contemporary Africa is why does Africa remain so poor, long after the departure of the European Colonial domination and in the midst of so many natural resources? Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa provides new understandings of the persistent issue of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for policy frameworks to help African governments alleviate poverty. Each chapters uses case studies to review the old strategies for resolving the problem of poverty in the continent and make the case for new initiatives to address poverty. The contributors focus on practical and day-to-day issues as the best approach to formulate and implement poverty reduction strategies in contemporary Africa. This book is invaluable reading for students and scholars of African politics and development.
George B. N. Ayittey, Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future (New
York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 1–32, 57–92; the quotes are from 2, 65, and 91,
respectively (italics in the original). George Ayittey, Africa Unchained, 389, 406.
Author: M. Muiu
Offers a historical, multidisciplinary perspective on African political systems and institutions, ranging from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush and Axum) to the present with particular focus on their destruction through successive exogenous processes including the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism or globalization.
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their Futures — and yours, Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School Press, 2007,
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Author: H. G. Nzabanita
Publisher: WestBow Press
The Bible is widely distributed in Africa, where nearly half of the population identifies with Christianity. The Bible has many solutions for the continent's problems. Christ told his followers that they are the light of the world. Every person who confesses Jesus Christ is called to be light. Therefore, every believer has a responsibility in shaping our world. Christians have the potential to foster true positive change in Africa. Nevertheless, Christian influence is not very visible in African society. Discover how you can have a Biblical impact on your country and your continent.
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295296 56. BBC News.com, 8/12/210 61, 62, 63, 63. April A. Gordon and Donald
L. Gordon. Understanding Contemporary Africa. Rienner 1996, page 264, 111, ...
Author: Kofi Osei Takyi-Mensah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When the time has come for a new society to make inroads in developing better and sustained living standards for its mass people, its unique creation and growth of its wealth, and its prominent impact upon humanity, it has to go beyond and push the boundaries—and this leads to creating a distinct and an efficient society. It is properly understood that no earthly and heavenly power can deny a people’s aspiration whose time has come to formulate bona fide solutions for their chronic challenges, long-lasting crises, and for a better extension of humanity in this moment, and the time to come. The future has arrived. For the purpose of West Africa to be realized and fulfilled, West Africa needs to unite into a sovereign state with a federal republic government to create a distinct and an efficient federal nation inside West Africa called the African States Union (ASU). The ASU would have the capacity to undertake huge and complex tasks—the institution of this new democratization of economic development. This concept is to build diversified economic educational tropolis (edu-tropolis) in every designated school district with a university. Most of the universities will be super universities designed as the epicenter of the local economic free zone. The institution of the edu-tropolis will be a remarkable help to accelerate the modernization of infrastructure in the new ASU federal community, such as the initiative of wiring the entire new ASU federal society for high-speed Internet access and building the complex modern transportation infrastructure, the high-speed rails that crisscross between the edu-tropolis economic school district hubs in the entire new nation. The introduction of the twenty-first-century democratic system, the century’s monoparty democratic system, would transform the African political landscape. Here are some of the basic principles: (1) no political party formation, (2) all political candidates register and campaign for public office solely under their respective individual names, (3) legally institute a fourth branch of government, the electoral branch of government. The essential role of linguistic diversity in engineering the wealth of the new West African society is the introduction of the new twenty-first-century multilinguistic ideas and policies. Set up a commission with the clear mission of creating a federal republic in West Africa through a peaceful, timely, and smooth process.
environment to meet African challenges, and equip them with requisite skills and
competencies to handle the paradoxes and challenges of their times,' says
Khoza. 'It is a leadership that ... Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future
Author: David Fick
Publisher: Real African Publishers
Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.
Unchained Voices reproduces the major works published during the eighteenth
century by authors of African birth or descent who wrote or dictated their stories in
English. Non-aboriginal Americans born in the Americas were called Creoles ...
Author: Vincent Carretta
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
In Unchained Voices, Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, enabling many of these authors to be heard for the first time in two centuries. Their writings reflect the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic-America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa-between 1760 and 1798. Letters, poems, captivity narratives, petitions, criminal autobiographies, economic treatises, travel accounts, and antislavery arguments were produced during a time of various and changing political and religious loyalties. Although the theme of liberation from physical or spiritual captivity runs throughout the collection, freedom also clearly led to hardship and disappointment for a number of these authors. Briton Hammon, James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, Ignatius Sancho, Ottobah Cugoano, and Olaudah Equiano told their stories as Afro-Britons who recognized the sovereignty of George III; Johnson Green, Belinda, Benjamin Banneker, and Venture Smith spoke and wrote as African Americans n the United States; Phillis Wheatley, initially an Afro-British poet, later chose an African American identity; Francis Williams and George Liele wrote in Jamaica; David George and Boston King, having served with the British forces in the American Revolution and later lived in Canada, composed their narratives as British subjects in the newly established settlement in Sierra Leone, Africa. In his introduction, Carretta reconstructs the historical and cultural context of the works, emphasizing the constraints of the eighteenth-century genres under which these authors wrote. The texts and annotations are based on extensive research in both published and manuscript holdings of archives in the United States and the United Kingdom. Appropriate for undergraduates as well as for scholars, Unchained Voices gives a clear sense of the major literary and cultural issues at the heart of African literature written in English.
“Democratic African Socialism: An Account of African Communal Philosophy,”
African StudiesReview 14,no. 2(September 1971): 265–72. Ayittey, George B. N.
Africa Unchained: TheBlueprint for Africa's Future (NewYork: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: G. Martin
Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African state.
Groundwork of Government for West Africa. Illorin, Nigeria: Gbenle Press. Ayittey,
George B. N. 2006. Indigenous African Institutions. Dobbs Ferry, NY:
Transnational. ———. 2005. Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future.
New York: ...
Author: George B.N. Ayittey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Despite billions of dollars of aid and the best efforts of the international community to improve economies and bolster democracy across Africa, violent dictatorships persist. As a result, millions have died, economies are in shambles, and whole states are on the brink of collapse. Political observers and policymakers are starting to believe that economic aid is not the key to saving Africa. So what does the continent need to do to throw off the shackles of militant rule? African policy expert George Ayittey argues that before Africa can prosper, she must be free. Taking a hard look at the fight against dictatorships around the world, from Ukraine's orange revolution in 2004 to Iran's Green Revolution last year, he examines what strategies worked in the struggle to establish democracy through revolution. Ayittey also offers strategies for the West to help Africa in her quest for freedom, including smarter sanctions and establishing fellowships for African students.
AFRICA. UNCHAINED. • « • * *»*. At nine A.M., the doorbell rang. I couldn't see
who it was because of the high wall surrounding the house, but after a moment's
debate whether I shouldn't just ignore it, I picked up the crowbar we'd been ...
Author: Tony D'Souza
In this “powerful debut novel,” an American relief worker falls in love with the Ivory Coast as the country descends into civil war (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). In an Ivory Coast village where Christians and Muslims are squaring off for war, against a backdrop of bloody conflict and vibrant African life, Jack Diaz—an American relief worker—and Mamadou, his village guardian, learn that hate knows no color and that true heroism waits where we least expect it. During lulls in the violence, Jack learns the cycles of Africa—of hunting in the rain forest, cultivating the yam, and navigating the nuances of the language; of witchcraft, storytelling, and chivalry. Despite the omnipresence of AIDS, he courts a stunning Peul girl, meets his neighbor’s wife in the darkened forest, and desperately pursues the village flirt. Still, Jack spends many nights alone in his hut, longing for love in a place where his skin color excludes him. Brimming with dangerous passions and the pressures of life in a time of war, Whiteman is a stunning debut and a tale of desire, isolation, humor, action, and fear.
—Alex Steffen, editor, Worldchanging.com “Beyond opening the door to a
nascent genre of African Innovation literature, ... —Emeka Okafor, internationally
acclaimed author of blogs Timbuktu Chronicles and Africa Unchained “In this
book, the ...
Author: William Kamkwamba
Publisher: Harper Collins
Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.
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George B.N. ( 2005 ) . Africa Unchained , New York : Palgrave MacMillan .
Cellular News . ( 2008 ) . " Coltan , gorillas and cellphones , " available at : http ...
Author: Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh
Publisher: Pearson College Division
The physical and human geography of Sub-Saharan Africa are explored with a systematic, thematic approach in this multi-faceted reference. Designed to expose readers to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography—and their applicability in “real world” situations—each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Key definitions and basic geographic principles are specified in each chapter, providing a more comprehensive view of the themes presented. Completely revised, this edition examines recent developments and data that are important to understanding the geography of the region. Introduction; Understanding Africa in a Global Context; The Physical Environment; Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification; Historical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints; Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa: From Instability to Democratization?; Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa; Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Transport, Communication, and Information Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges Over Spatial Divides; Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Geography, Gender, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Spatial Organization and Distribution of Economic Activity: Industry, and Entrepreneurship in Africa; Looking Ahead: Prospects for Africa in a New Global Economy. A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about current issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
This point of view of a high caliber African intellectual stressing the importance of
democratic values and pluralistic institutions ... Forty Years After Independence ” ,
Dar Es Salaam and Brussels Ayittey , George B . N . , 2005 , Africa Unchained .
Author: Eva-Maria Bruchhaus
Publisher: Lit Verlag
This volume contains papers that are related to academic peace studies and to the politics of peace. The emphasis of the contributions is on the analysis of current violent conflicts in and between states and within societies, on all levels, local, regional and international. *** "This is an excellent volume, (... )it can make an important contribution to deepening the knowledge of the complex conflict arenas in the Horn of Africa." (from the Foreword)
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Transnational Publishers , Inc . – ( 1999 ) Africa in Chaos , New York : St Martin '
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Author: David Francis
Publisher: Zed Books
Provides an introduction to key themes of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, security and development. This book presents an overview of conflict and peace across Africa, which ranges from state collapse and anarchy in Somalia to protracted wars and rampant corruption in the Congo.
In many African nations policies designed to combat poverty through economic
growth are in most cases different from laws seeking to reduce vulnerability of the
poor within the nations . ... Africa Unchained : The Blueprint for Africa ' s Future .
Author: Robert A. Dibie
Written to provide guidance for civil society organizations and their client groups, this book examines the role of NGOs in the development processes on the African continent. It raises questions about the influence of funding agencies over the NGOs they support and explores the challenges NGOs face. The book argues that increased knowledge and cooperation on all parts is essential to achieve sustainable development. This book also concludes that sustainable development activities are not beneficial to every community in Africa. Taking into consideration globalization and studies of sub-Saharan countries, this book concludes that news models of leadership are necessary for the success of Africa, and NGOs are a vital part of achieving that development.