n Africa Insight - The Political Economy of Technological Underdevelopment in Africa: Renaissance Prospects, Global Tyranny and Organised Spoliation, M.H. Khalil Timamy : book review

Volume 41, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


The application of tools for transforming the environment through the necessity of science and technology (hereafter S&T) is a basic necessity for all societies desiring development. However, this basic environment-changing role technology plays was never envisaged by African leaders when the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) was put together. The initial step by African leaders to approach the G-8 group of industrially, technologically and economically powerful countries for material and human resources assistance in ensuring the NEPAD dream, further worsen the African Renaissance prospects as the G-8 group expressed approval on condition that the blueprint incorporates a wide range of goals and neo-liberal conditionalities.

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