By Olugbenga Adesida, Arunma O. Oteh

Does Africa have a destiny? What are the visions, hopes, goals and fears of younger Africans for the way forward for the realm, the continent, their kingdom, and their groups? How do they envision this international and their roles inside it? those concerns haven't formerly been explored jointly by means of Africans as a result of the huge, immense demanding situations and the preoccupation with the current. yet Africa mustn't ever permit the enormity of the issues to blind it to its prior and destiny. Africa needs to chart its personal imaginative and prescient of a fascinating destiny, and hence younger Africans, born in advance of or after independence, have been challenged to mirror at the way forward for the continent. This publication provides the reaction to that challenge.In this booklet, the voices of a brand new iteration 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 in regards to the destiny. They supplied their visions of the long run, recommend various principles on find out 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 provided right here may turn into the foundation for a really shared imaginative and prescient for the continent.

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This is, however, underdeveloped due to primitive technology and skills. In thirty years, Africa, hopefully, will absorb a lot of external technology to boost agricultural production. There will, therefore, be a shift in production possibilities, technologies and patterns on the continent. One foresees a United Africa on the scale of United Europe; a people who are action-oriented and proactive in solving emerging problems. A resulting increase in intra-continental trade cannot be ruled out. It is hoped that with such integration Africa will become a force to reckon with.

252. 53 Admore M. Kambudzi today. This is a direct result of colonial rule, post-independence mis-governance and lack of economic vision. The long-standing vision of Africa was that it would be a free, united and prosperous land. This was certainly a circumstantial vision, based on conditions within Africa before independence. Any vision of the future should be framed against the background of the prevailing conditions at any given moment. Such a vision should be guarded against distortion by the undue weight of the body of contemporary ideas.

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