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Does Africa have a destiny? What are the visions, hopes, targets and fears of younger Africans for the way forward for the area, the continent, their state, and their groups? How do they envision this international and their roles inside of it? those matters haven't formerly been explored jointly through Africans as a result huge, immense demanding situations and the preoccupation with the current. yet Africa must never permit the enormity of the issues to blind it to its previous and destiny. Africa needs to chart its personal imaginative and prescient of a fascinating destiny, and for that reason younger Africans, born in advance of or after independence, have been challenged to mirror at the way forward for the continent. This booklet offers the reaction to that challenge.In this e-book, the voices of a brand new iteration of Africa are heard exploring the longer term from own and numerous views. The authors have enumerated the ills of Africa, analyzed the issues and explored the possibilities. Remarkably, regardless of the daunting nature of the demanding situations, they have been all hopeful concerning the destiny. They supplied their visions of the long run, recommend a variety of principles on tips on how to construct a brand new Africa, and implored Africans to take accountability for the transformation of the continent. Given the present emphasis on African renaissance and union, the guidelines offered the following may turn into the root for a really shared imaginative and prescient for the continent.

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May the force of dreams remain so that we can turn it into the ferment of tomorrow! 36 To w a r d s a S t r a t e g i c V i s i o n f o r a C o n t i n e n t i n D i s t r e s s CHAPTER 4 Towards a Strategic Vision for a Continent in Distress Godwin Y. Dogbey BACKGROUND The continent of Africa has been beset with myriad problems including political instability, poverty, high indebtedness, underdevelopment, senseless wars, corruption and the list continues. Soon after independence, many African states suffered a series of political setbacks resulting from the emergence of civilian and military dictators.

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