oa Africa Dialogue Monograph Series - Introduction

Volume 1 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7004



Extracted from text ... 7 Introduction Hussein Solomon 1 We live in dynamic and turbulent times and the African continent is possibly the archetypal example of the world as we stand at the threshold of a new millennium. From the Atlantic to Indian Oceans, from the Mediterranean Sea to Cape Point, lies Africa, a continent fecund with contradictions and change. The ambiguity that is Africa confounds both proponents of an African Renaissance and its sceptics. Consider the following: as coup-ridden Nigeria returns to democratic civilian rule under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo, the government of President Vieira of Guinea Bissau is toppled by the men in uniform; as civil war rages on in Angola and ..

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