ISBN 9789956551897
Pages 544
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2020
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Future of Africa

Reform, Development, Progress or Progressive Decline

by John W. Forje

This provocative book on The Future of Africa addresses fundamental genealogical developmental challenges of vital concern to Africa's transformation is premised on the orientation that the continent's future is up to Africans, cognizant of the fact that Africans cohabit the same diversified and inter-connected planet with others. The issues addressed include: political, economic, social and technological reconstruction of Africa, the richest but the least developed part of the world; the need to fight the pandemic of inequality and social injustice; chronic corruption; the urgent need to usher the rule of law and of putting in place strategies addressing abject poverty; the empowerment of the female gender and youths; the comprehensive development and proper utilisation of indigenous knowledge systems in partnership with modern science and technology to energize infrastructural development and the industrialisation prowess of the continent.

The book unveils vast inadequacies that need to be rectified to give the continent a new face uplift. It is a comprehensive, Afro-centric cross-cutting edge publication that structurally examines outstanding issues plaguing Africa as it advances critical priority policy proposals for the future of the continent. Policymakers, students, organisations and institutions will find the book indispensable for the sustainable transformation of the continent. The underlying message is 'development with a human face' and without leaving anyone behind.

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About the Author

John W. Forje

John W. Forje holds educational qualifications from the Universities of Lund (Sweden), Hull and Salford (UK) in Political Science, Science and Technology Policy, European Politics and Economic History; and a Diploma, London School of Journalism. He has taught at the Universities of Yaoundé; Yaoundé 11-Soa, and Buea; and served as Sub-Director in the Cameroon Ministry of Scientific Research. John Forje was one of the first recipients of the Prof Archie Mafeje Fellowship Award; and for three conservative terms, Member of the First (2008), Second (2011) and Third (2013) Adjudication Panel of the All African Public Service Innovation Awards of the African Union and Conference of African Ministers of the Public Service. He has authored many books and scientific articles.

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