Evaluation of Development Strategies:
Prospects for Growth in Africa
in the 1990s
|•||that Africa where human beings first walked erect upon this earth;|
|•||that same Africa that has fed the imagination of countless generations by her mystique of savage mystery and untold grandeur;|
|•||that same Africa which seared the consciousness of the world by the tragic oppression to which it has been subjected, and the manner in which the nobility of the African character redefined the concepts of equality, freedom and human dignity;|
|•||that same Africa which today nags at the conscience of a western world enamored with the pursuit of happiness, and troubled by the pervasive and persistent poverty in Africa;|
|•||that same Africa that we of the development community are dedicated to assisting in this, the most devastating economic crisis on record.|
It behooves us, however, to define the parameters of the problem Africa is facing today.
Let us start by reviewing what happened during the long and arduous decades since independence. Independence: there is a ring to that word, and it deserves to be savored. For with the dawn of a new day, fresh with promise, with the ending of a long and dark night of colonialism and oppression, there
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Publication information: Book title: Development Strategies in Africa: Current Economic, Socio-Political, and Institutional Trends and Issues. Contributors: Aguibou Y. Yansane - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: Not available.
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