By Olugbenga Adesida, Arunma O. Oteh
Does Africa have a destiny? What are the visions, hopes, objectives and fears of younger Africans for the way forward for the area, the continent, their country, and their groups? How do they envision this international and their roles inside of it? those matters haven't formerly been explored jointly by means of Africans end result of the huge, immense demanding situations and the preoccupation with the current. yet Africa must never enable 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 hence younger Africans, born ahead of or after independence, have been challenged to mirror at the way forward for the continent. This publication offers the reaction to that challenge.In this publication, the voices of a brand new new release of Africa are heard exploring the longer term from own and various 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 longer term, recommend quite a few principles on the best way 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 tips awarded the following may develop into the foundation for a very shared imaginative and prescient for the continent.
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