oa Africa Insight - Nepad and Africa's future

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The resilience of our continent and its people can no longer be doubted. We have been tested by history; we have survived the most brutal of all forms of crimes against humanity - slavery and colonialism. But the struggle against slavery and colonialism was essentially about the right to self-determination; the right to take charge of the present and our future. Today's struggle is about the right to development; freedom from want, hunger, ignorance and fear. It is to this struggle that I want to dedicate this paper. In December 2000, the US intelligence community released Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue about the Future with Nongovernmental Experts, which made the following forecast on Africa: ""The interplay of demographics and disease - as well as poor governance - will be the major determinants of Africa's increasing international marginalisation in 2015'"".

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