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n Conflict Trends - Editorial

Volume 2016, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818

Abstract

The African continent is in a race against time. Although many African countries have achieved positive gains in realising their development agendas and economic growth rates, uneven progress in eliminating poverty, unemployment and socio-economic inequality are significant threats to achieving the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063's long-term vision of an "integrated, prosperous and peaceful African continent". Widespread poverty, inequality and unemployment continue to characterise national socio-economic contexts, as skills, opportunities and capital remain concentrated within small centres of societies. Long-term strategies to reduce these societal gaps include massive investments in education (especially primary education) and infrastructure. Successful investments in education and associated skills will enable citizens to meet the evolving demands of an increasing global economy. Stronger infrastructure will enable the development of complementary economies - based in industrialisation and the information age - which are central for encouraging inclusive and broad-based economic development.

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