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Mgbakoigba: Journal of African Studies

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A reflection on African developmental predicament

CC Nweke

Abstract


Among several issues surrounding scholarly and political discussions about Africa is that of the continent‟s development. Despite the claims that it is the cradle of civilization, Africa, at the moment, remains a developing nation in the global developmental ranking. Efforts to lift Africa from the shackles have included, among others, addressing issues relating to factors responsible for the situation. Although replete with submissions as regards possible ways forward, the dialectical reality takes its course and refines possibilities for African integral and sustainable development. Deploying the tools of phenomenological and critical analyses, the present work reflects on the problems and prospects of African development. It submits that insofar as development is an on-going process, Africa is emerging. Institutions have crucial roles to play towards African developmental goals.



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