n African Renaissance - Values and conflicts : antithesis, dialectics and consensus

Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


One of the most devastating problems undermining the development of peoples of African heritage is the persistence of conflicts. This is because values underlying cultural identity are by nature prone to conflict, antithetical and dialectical. But the positive interpretation, and utilisation of these characteristics could result in values contributing to the avoidance and resolution of conflicts - understanding and acceptance of individual identity and uniqueness as beauty and richness of cultures, as well as the priority of values of consensus and communion, such as dignity, truthfulness, sharing, self-sacrifice, reconciliation and love.

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