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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Century of change: symposium on African unity
Editor:Forje, John W.ISNI
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:1611220343; 9781611220346
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:international cooperation
African Union
political unification
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The papers in this volume were presented at the 2009 Dakar Symposium on African Unity. In 2009 it was around half a century since many African countries obtained independence from their colonial rulers. Since that time there have been strides taken to find African unity, from the OAU (1963), transformed into AU (2002), the African Union Commission (2007), later converted to African Authority (AA). Now, 50 years later, facing globalization and the threat of economic neocolonialism, the authors in this volume plead the urgency of the need to reach African unity. The authors, who were all working at or attached to the University of Buea, Cameroon, advocate African unity and address such topics as African union in a world dominated by forces of integration (Ndeh Martin Sango, John W. Forje); towards a Confederated United States of Africa (Mwalimu George Ngwane); federalism and shifting loyalties (Ndeh Martin Sango); the role of civil society (Henry K. Kah); the role of science, technology and innovation in boosting economic development (Ngalim Aloysius Nyuymengka) and as as tool for sustainable development (John W. Forje); a preliminary constitution (in French) (Maurice Tadadjeu); some conclusions (John W. Forje); challenges posed by change (Caroline Nderitu); and epilogue by John W. Forje. [ASC Leiden abstract]