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Title:Africa and the Road Ahead
Author:Abdel-Rahman, Hamdy
Periodical:Africa Quarterly
Geographic term:Africa
political stability
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Abstract:This essay analyses the prospects of African politics in light of the current trends and variables on both the international and African levels. After a description of the crisis in Africa and the main challenges the continent faces - the economic challenge; the security and stability challenge; the decline of civil society; the civil-military dilemma - it focuses on the question of whether it is possible to transform these challenges into African capabilities and energy and whether Africa can surpass the current crisis and move into the state of possibilities. The essay concludes that Africa must democratize, improve its governance structures, and encourage unity, cooperation and integrity in order to transcend the multiple crises it currently faces. Ref.