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The colonial era, with its monopoly of wealth by whites, is over. None of the withdrawing colonial powers were very good at preparing the African nations for indepen dence. It took a decade for the invisible structures of empire to start giving way. Most African countries inherited insuf ficient...
Peasant farming is the backbone of the African rural economy. In the predominantly agrarian societies of Africa, smallholder farming plays a major role in producing food for both rural and urban populations and in providing incomes, employment, and export earnings. However, these farmers have...
U.S. policies in southern Africa are essentially founded on political interests, a significant ingredient of which is our concern for human rights. We believe the minority governments of Rhodesia, South Africa, and Namibia violate fundamental human rights. We cannot remain a spec tator in the...
Political change in Africa has not met the ex pectations of pre-independence analysts. Civil wars, military coups, and the demise of multi-party states weigh heavily on the performance of public authorities and the smooth functioning of the body politic. At the local level, political and...
It is the cultural content of the challenge posed by the new states of tropical Africa that is the subject of this paper. Post-colonial societies are transitional; they are making deliberate efforts to redefine their cultures. Cultural en gineering, the deliberate political effort to channel...
By itself, development seems to have nothing to do with crime. But when considered as a dynamic process of change, development and deviant behavior become in separable. As the move away from traditional society gains momentum, the traditional institutions and way of life give way to new ideas of...
Although colonialism is now buried in most parts of Africa, its ghost still haunts us in the un necessarily large number of states. The drive for independence in Africa was first propounded by blacks in America in the philosophies of Pan-Africanism, African personality, and négritude in the...
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