ISBN 9780798305006
Pages 356
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2017
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Regenerating Africa

Bringing African Solutions to African Problems

by Mammo Muchie, Nicasius Achu Check, Samuel Oloruntoba

It has been long overdue to address the principal problems that Africa continues to have. How to bring real African solutions to these problems remains unresolved. Palaeontologists have discovered that Africa is the origin of humanity. Africa has also experienced the commodification of its humanity through slavery, colonialism and apartheid. The African continent has been influenced by a mélange of races, cultures, religions, ethnic nationalities making the project of how the differences can be managed to forestall conflict and promote the unity of the current 54 states to turn the cacophony of noises into a single voice that can protect Africa a difficult challenge. This book on Regenerating Africa: Bringing African Solutions to African Problems addresses why Africans must come together and try to address their own problems. They must look back to the spiritual, struggle and knowledge heritage to re-imagine and innovate a new Africa with leadership, governance, systems and institutions that can address the security and well-being, the employment, social inclusion, poverty eradication and the equality of the people. In fact the key problem to find a solution is how to Africanise those that originated from Africa and those that became settlers with different racial, cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic variations. How to manage inter-African relations? How the settlers from the colonial legacy, the apartheid legacy, the Arabs in Africa and the varied tribes within Africans can all share being Africanised above all else is a real challenge to bring lasting solutions to Africa’s enduring problems.

This book is one of the few books that addresses the real problems Africa continues to face by suggesting solutions which policy makers and all Africans must learn and never ignore but use to advance a free, united, renascent, proud and dignified independent Africa in this unpredictable time the world is going through. The contributors address in the book how African solutions to African problems in the current global context to create a sustainable African future can be thought, designed and engineered to advance the well-being of people and nature for all. The African Unity for Renaissance series of conferences that over 10 partners contributed to run is the true source for generating the quality papers that have been peer reviewed to constitute the contributions in the book to make African solutions to African problems in reality and not just in talk.

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About the Authors

Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie is the DST/NRF SARChI Research Professor on Innovation and Development, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa; Senior Research Associate, TMDC, Oxford University, Oxford, UK And Adjunct Professor, ASTU, Nazret, Ethiopia.

Nicasius Achu Check

Nicasius Achu Check is a Research Specialist in the Governance and Security Unit of the Africa Institute of South Africa, a research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council.

Samuel Oloruntoba

Samuel Oloruntoba is a Senior Lecturer at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa.

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