Africa Unchained

Africa Unchained

In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions.

Author: G. Ayittey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137122780

Category: Political Science

Page: 483

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In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.
Categories: Political Science

A New Paradigm of the African State

A New Paradigm of the African State

George B. N. Ayittey, Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future (New
York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 1–32, 57–92; the quotes are from 2, 65, and 91,
respectively (italics in the original). George Ayittey, Africa Unchained, 389, 406.

Author: M. Muiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230618312

Category: History

Page: 271

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Offers a historical, multidisciplinary perspective on African political systems and institutions, ranging from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush and Axum) to the present with particular focus on their destruction through successive exogenous processes including the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism, colonialism and neo-colonialism or globalization.
Categories: History

Defeating Dictators

Defeating Dictators

Ayittey also offers strategies for the West to help Africa in her quest for freedom, including smarter sanctions and establishing fellowships for African students.

Author: George B.N. Ayittey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230341098

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Despite billions of dollars of aid and the best efforts of the international community to improve economies and bolster democracy across Africa, violent dictatorships persist. As a result, millions have died, economies are in shambles, and whole states are on the brink of collapse. Political observers and policymakers are starting to believe that economic aid is not the key to saving Africa. So what does the continent need to do to throw off the shackles of militant rule? African policy expert George Ayittey argues that before Africa can prosper, she must be free. Taking a hard look at the fight against dictatorships around the world, from Ukraine's orange revolution in 2004 to Iran's Green Revolution last year, he examines what strategies worked in the struggle to establish democracy through revolution. Ayittey also offers strategies for the West to help Africa in her quest for freedom, including smarter sanctions and establishing fellowships for African students.
Categories: Political Science

Renewed for Africa s Makeover

Renewed for Africa s Makeover

82. 83. 84. 85. 86. Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping
their Futures — and yours, Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School Press, 2007,
page 2 Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's future, George B.N. Ayittey, ...

Author: H. G. Nzabanita

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449747589

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The Bible is widely distributed in Africa, where nearly half of the population identifies with Christianity. The Bible has many solutions for the continent's problems. Christ told his followers that they are the light of the world. Every person who confesses Jesus Christ is called to be light. Therefore, every believer has a responsibility in shaping our world. Christians have the potential to foster true positive change in Africa. Nevertheless, Christian influence is not very visible in African society. Discover how you can have a Biblical impact on your country and your continent.
Categories: Religion

THE IMMINENT RISE OF WEST AFRICA

THE IMMINENT RISE OF WEST AFRICA

Africa Unchained: The Blue Print for Africa's Future. Palgrave Macmillan, page
295296 56. BBC News.com, 8/12/210 61, 62, 63, 63. April A. Gordon and Donald
L. Gordon. Understanding Contemporary Africa. Rienner 1996, page 264, 111, ...

Author: Kofi Osei Takyi-Mensah

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514409282

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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When the time has come for a new society to make inroads in developing better and sustained living standards for its mass people, its unique creation and growth of its wealth, and its prominent impact upon humanity, it has to go beyond and push the boundaries—and this leads to creating a distinct and an efficient society. It is properly understood that no earthly and heavenly power can deny a people’s aspiration whose time has come to formulate bona fide solutions for their chronic challenges, long-lasting crises, and for a better extension of humanity in this moment, and the time to come. The future has arrived. For the purpose of West Africa to be realized and fulfilled, West Africa needs to unite into a sovereign state with a federal republic government to create a distinct and an efficient federal nation inside West Africa called the African States Union (ASU). The ASU would have the capacity to undertake huge and complex tasks—the institution of this new democratization of economic development. This concept is to build diversified economic educational tropolis (edu-tropolis) in every designated school district with a university. Most of the universities will be super universities designed as the epicenter of the local economic free zone. The institution of the edu-tropolis will be a remarkable help to accelerate the modernization of infrastructure in the new ASU federal community, such as the initiative of wiring the entire new ASU federal society for high-speed Internet access and building the complex modern transportation infrastructure, the high-speed rails that crisscross between the edu-tropolis economic school district hubs in the entire new nation. The introduction of the twenty-first-century democratic system, the century’s monoparty democratic system, would transform the African political landscape. Here are some of the basic principles: (1) no political party formation, (2) all political candidates register and campaign for public office solely under their respective individual names, (3) legally institute a fourth branch of government, the electoral branch of government. The essential role of linguistic diversity in engineering the wealth of the new West African society is the introduction of the new twenty-first-century multilinguistic ideas and policies. Set up a commission with the clear mission of creating a federal republic in West Africa through a peaceful, timely, and smooth process.
Categories: Political Science

Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa

Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa

Africa to find its footing and move out of the development and poverty quagmire,
a number of issues have to be taken into consideration. First, Africa is not one
country, and the ... 7 Ayitteh, Africa Unchained, 3. 8 3 5 Twenty-first Century, 1.

Author: Mike O. Odey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315282954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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A fundamental question about contemporary Africa is why does Africa remain so poor, long after the departure of the European Colonial domination and in the midst of so many natural resources? Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa provides new understandings of the persistent issue of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for policy frameworks to help African governments alleviate poverty. Each chapters uses case studies to review the old strategies for resolving the problem of poverty in the continent and make the case for new initiatives to address poverty. The contributors focus on practical and day-to-day issues as the best approach to formulate and implement poverty reduction strategies in contemporary Africa. This book is invaluable reading for students and scholars of African politics and development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Whiteman

Whiteman

AFRICA. UNCHAINED. • « • * *»*. At nine A.M., the doorbell rang. I couldn't see
who it was because of the high wall surrounding the house, but after a moment's
debate whether I shouldn't just ignore it, I picked up the crowbar we'd been ...

Author: Tony D'Souza

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 015603249X

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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Refusing to leave his violence-charged post in an African Muslim village after his funding is cut off, maverick American relief worker Jack Diaz, at the side of his village guardian, Mamadou, gains insights into the region's hunting, farming, culture, and struggles with AIDS. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

Africa Continent of Economic Opportunity

Africa  Continent of Economic Opportunity

environment to meet African challenges, and equip them with requisite skills and
competencies to handle the paradoxes and challenges of their times,' says
Khoza. 'It is a leadership that ... Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future
.

Author: David Fick

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 9781919855479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 691

Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.
Categories: Business & Economics

Unchained Voices

Unchained Voices

Unchained Voices reproduces the major works published during the eighteenth
century by authors of African birth or descent who wrote or dictated their stories in
English. Non-aboriginal Americans born in the Americas were called Creoles ...

Author: Vincent Carretta

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813144092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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In Unchained Voices, Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, enabling many of these authors to be heard for the first time in two centuries. Their writings reflect the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic-America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa-between 1760 and 1798. Letters, poems, captivity narratives, petitions, criminal autobiographies, economic treatises, travel accounts, and antislavery arguments were produced during a time of various and changing political and religious loyalties. Although the theme of liberation from physical or spiritual captivity runs throughout the collection, freedom also clearly led to hardship and disappointment for a number of these authors. Briton Hammon, James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, Ignatius Sancho, Ottobah Cugoano, and Olaudah Equiano told their stories as Afro-Britons who recognized the sovereignty of George III; Johnson Green, Belinda, Benjamin Banneker, and Venture Smith spoke and wrote as African Americans n the United States; Phillis Wheatley, initially an Afro-British poet, later chose an African American identity; Francis Williams and George Liele wrote in Jamaica; David George and Boston King, having served with the British forces in the American Revolution and later lived in Canada, composed their narratives as British subjects in the newly established settlement in Sierra Leone, Africa. In his introduction, Carretta reconstructs the historical and cultural context of the works, emphasizing the constraints of the eighteenth-century genres under which these authors wrote. The texts and annotations are based on extensive research in both published and manuscript holdings of archives in the United States and the United Kingdom. Appropriate for undergraduates as well as for scholars, Unchained Voices gives a clear sense of the major literary and cultural issues at the heart of African literature written in English.
Categories: Literary Criticism

African Political Thought

African Political Thought

“Democratic African Socialism: An Account of African Communal Philosophy,”
African StudiesReview 14,no. 2(September 1971): 265–72. Ayittey, George B. N.
Africa Unchained: TheBlueprint for Africa's Future (NewYork: Palgrave Macmillan
, ...

Author: G. Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137062055

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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Focusing on individual political thinkers and beginning with indigenous African political thought, the book successively examines African nationalism, African socialism, populism and Marxism, Africanism and pan-Africanism, concluding with contemporary perspectives on democracy, development and the African state.
Categories: Political Science

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

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Civilization - African influences Description ... G . B . N . Africa unchained
Economic policy Ayittey , G . B . N . Africa unchained Fiction Forna , A . Ancestor
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African Studies Review

African Studies Review

RETHINKING APARTHEID AFRICA UNCHAINED - Forrest Church , author of
The American Creed and Freedom from Fear South Africa in the 20th Century
The Blueprint for Africa ' s Future May 2005 / 240 pp . Adrian Guelke George B . N
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ISBN: IND:30000111209569

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

New African

New African

O Olt Review Africa Unchained. By Prof George Ayittey. Published by Palgrave
Macmillan. 482 pages. Review by Gilbert Manda. fyou are looking for the African
version of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, the literature that forever
changed ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123030350

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

Kutlwano

Kutlwano

While ' Africa Unchained ' gives the reader great insight into what has gone
wrong over the first five decades of African independence , the solutions given by
Ayittey leave him open for criticism . The trade liberalization he proposes , and its
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105224331087

Category: Botswana

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Categories: Botswana

Geography of Sub Saharan Africa

Geography of Sub Saharan Africa

African Émigrés in the United States , New York : Praeger Publishers . Ayittey ,
George B.N. ( 2005 ) . Africa Unchained , New York : Palgrave MacMillan .
Cellular News . ( 2008 ) . " Coltan , gorillas and cellphones , " available at : http ...

Author: Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132255410

Category: Science

Page: 468

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The physical and human geography of Sub-Saharan Africa are explored with a systematic, thematic approach in this multi-faceted reference. Designed to expose readers to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography—and their applicability in “real world” situations—each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Key definitions and basic geographic principles are specified in each chapter, providing a more comprehensive view of the themes presented. Completely revised, this edition examines recent developments and data that are important to understanding the geography of the region. Introduction; Understanding Africa in a Global Context; The Physical Environment; Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification; Historical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints; Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa: From Instability to Democratization?; Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa; Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Transport, Communication, and Information Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges Over Spatial Divides; Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Geography, Gender, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Spatial Organization and Distribution of Economic Activity: Industry, and Entrepreneurship in Africa; Looking Ahead: Prospects for Africa in a New Global Economy. A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about current issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
Categories: Science

Development Outreach

Development Outreach

THE BLUEPRINT FOR AFRICA'S FUTURE AFRICA UNCHAINED : THE
BLUEPRINT FOR AFRICA'S FUTURE , by George B.N. Ayittey . Palgrave
MacMillan , December 2004 . Instead of bemoaning the myriad AFRICA
difficulties facing the ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C088517535

Category: Economic assistance

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Categories: Economic assistance

African Studies Association annual meeting Program

African Studies Association annual meeting   Program

Symbolic Confrontations Mkuu wa AFRICA CONTINENT SELF - DESTRUCTS
FRI LLES FRESH TI LIEST BROODLNY Womcn and Land in Africa ... AFRICA
UNCHAINED The Blueprint for Africa's Future George Ayittey Feb 2004 / 302 pp .

Author: African Studies Association

Publisher: African Studies Association

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011611295

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Dear Mr President

Dear Mr  President

An Open Letter on Foreign Policy Harrop Arthur Freeman, Ruth Freeman.
AFRICA UNCHAINED ( TODAY DAWNS ) Mr . Kennedy ' s Words : . . Call it
nationalism , call it anticolonialism , call it what you will , Africa is going through a
revolution .

Author: Harrop Arthur Freeman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018009301

Category: Africa

Page: 346

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Categories: Africa

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, An African Prince. 1774. In Vincent Carretta, ed.
Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World
of the 18th ...

Author: Gene Andrew Jarrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118651193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leading into the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporary African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches to African American literature Features essays by leading established literary scholars as well as newer voices
Categories: Literary Criticism