What is the secret formula for development in Africa? What are the mistakes not to be repeated? Why is the aid not working like a Marshall Plan? What are the new imperialistic interests? In Africa Reawakening: What the Continent Did with International Aid, a first-hand look at how foreign aid has been used in Africa and what the continent's future promises, James F. Conway describes the political and other developments that have engulfed these nations. The book chronicles the events and peoples whom Conway has lived with and studied in the Sudan, Niger, Egypt, and Angola for more than 15 years. Conway shows a continent with a resolute path toward stability and progress. He maintains that the eras of colonization, civil war, corrupt dictatorship, and independence have been followed by today's relative peace. "The African countries have witnessed remarkable growth, with South Africa serving as a determined prototype," he declares. Fifty years after the post-independence period, a new Africa has emerged, according to Conway. He maintains that not only has South Africa stepped into the limelight but also, that leadership is emerging among the 53 countries on the continent that form part of the African Union (AU). He documents success stories in Mozambique, Botswana, Senegal, and Ghana. Conway also pinpoints the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), which, according to Mr. Aziz Pahid, the South African Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, "is about changing the begging bowl syndrome and past donor-recipient relations." Conway himself declares that NEPAD "casts a positive light on the future horizon in Africa."
|Publisher:||Beckham Publications Group, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)|