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Introduction: Africa in the Twenty-First Century

  • Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran
  • Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo
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Abstract

This chapter presents a contextual study of varying aspects of the developmental enterprise in contemporary African society. It takes a brief look at various challenges confronting the process of transforming Africa from a dependent entity into a self-reliant society. The chapter observes that a conspicuous foundational flaw in tackling developmental challenges in Africa can be traced to the historical absence of an endogenous emancipating policy framework recognising the historical specificities of the African people.

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  1. Adeniran, A. (2006, August 23). A non-dependent framework for development. Thisday, p. 45.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran
    • 1
  • Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria

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