This treatise offers civilizational historicism as the theory and practice of World Black struggle against global white supremacy in the 21st century. Divided into eleven chapters, this work is a theoretical elaboration and substantiation of empirical discoveries presented in Race and Reparations: A Black Perspective for the 21st Century (1996) and in a three-volumed study of the Atlantic slave traffic and slavery, Black Ordeal (1991).
Infused with the spirit of Pan-Africanism, this book exposes the global incompatibility between white world supremacy and Black liberation. It confronts all Africans-continentals and diasporans-with the twenty-first century's stark imperative: Power through reparations? Or the holocaust of continued white racism?
This books examines the failure of regional integration and cooperation to date in West Africa and explores some of the options for the revitalization of such initiatives. These include the creation of truly supranational mechanisms, regional cooperation in areas ranging from infrastructure development to regional security, policy reforms undertaken on a coordinated or unilateral basis, and the adoption of a flexible, pragmatic, and multipronged strategy, based on opportunities for common advantage.
This is a detailed study of the political and economic condition of the Republic of Gabon, focusing on the years of the oil boom (1975-1985). Because its population is small and its oil exports significant, Gabon is able to maintain the highest per capita income figures in all sub-Saharan Africa. Because of its small size, however, the country is a low "absorber" of its oil rents and is in a state of economic stagnation. These economic troubles have strengthened Gabon's dependency on France. The author vigorously explores the hypothesis that the Gabonese economy is "rentier"-reliant on external rent - and evolving into an allocation state.
This book is a critical review of the theory and practice of development in Africa during the period 1965-1994. The author identifies six leading issues in African development: economic reform; democratization; environment degradations; poverty reduction; indebtedness; and civil strife. By way of addressing these leading issues, Dr. Deng calls for the formulation of an African model of sustainable development, which would ensure consistency between development policy and African thought, heritage and institutions.
Safeguarding the Health Sector in Times of Macroeconomic Instability presents the results of an international initiative to document the effects of how health systems in the developing world have responded to macroeconomic austerity and adjustment measures. Are these systems flexible and resilient to changes or are they rigid? In which circumstances and under which conditions do health systems respond favourably or unfavourably? What are the success stories? Country studies from Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, India, Thailand, Mexico, and Colombia discuss lessons
This important new book analyzes, through field research, the most relevant microcredit programs in existence in Eritrea. This African country recently completed a thirty-year war of liberation and lives today through an extraordinary period of construction of its own national identity. Committed to promoting and supporting microcredit initiatives, it seeks an active participation by women in the process of reconstruction and remains a country firmly committed to its own history and culture.
This collection brings together the key essays on the history of slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate in West Africa of Paul E. Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor of History at York University and holder of the Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History. Lovejoy’s work explores the role of slavery in the consolidation of the largest state in Africa in the 19th century, particularly in relation to the interior of modern Nigeria, Niger, and Benin before c. 1900, when Muslim merchants and entrepreneurs dominated economy and society.