Africa Rise Up!

Africa Rise Up!

Perspectives on African Renewal

Adewale Aderemi, John Akokpari, Lungile Ntombifuthi Bhengu, Paul C. Bom Konde, Maty BB-Laye Diakhate'

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As Africa continues the search for relevance, influence, peace, progress, and stability in a highly competitive global system, 'Africa Rise Up!' interrogates the historical and contemporary forces, agency, and factors that combine to affect the location of the continent in the global order. From politics to economics, science and engineering, the contributors to this book argue for a paradigm shift in both theory and praxis of national, regional, and continental efforts geared toward the realisation of the much-needed African Renaissance. Following on the first publication, 'Perspectives on Though Leadership for Africa's Renewal', this book raises the bar on the debate about the place of Africa in the world. There is no doubt that a single volume of this nature cannot provide answers to all the myriad challenges that are confronting the continent. The strength of this book lies in its interpretation of the African condition through the lens of African-centred epistemologies.


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Adewale Aderemi:
Adewale Aderemi, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. John Akokpari is Associate Professor and Head, Political Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. He holds a doctorate from Dalhousie University, Canada and has published widely on Africa’s Political Economy and development. Dr Lungile Ntombifuthi Bhengu is a known humanitarian, academic and development activist. Lungile is a part-time lecturer and consultant in the private and public sectors. She is also an author of numerous books and contributes articles via print media. Dr Paul C. Bom Konde is an Economist with a Ph.D. from the University Lumière Lyon 2. He has been a joint researcher in Lyon, France ECT/URA CNRS N°945 (Economy of Technological Changes) from 1989 to 1996 and at the International Centre for Cooperation and Agro-development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France from 1990 to 2004. He is currently a Researcher at SMIG (Communities, Globalisation, Innovation and Management) and teaches Economics in University Paris 8. He specialises in the field of local development of territories, regional integration, and globalisation. He also consults in the field of development in Africa. Dr Maty BB-Laye Diakhaté is a Ph.D. lecturer in Private Law at the University of Paris 8 authorised to supervise research. Dr Diakhaté’s focus is on the impact of socio-economic and cultural contexts in private law, particularly labour law. Following her thesis on The Dismissal of Common Law in Senegal (under the direction of Professor Jean-Pierre Karaquillo), which led the author to highlight the ineffectiveness of transposed standards and competition standards generated by the recipient social group, the author continues the quest for a certain ‘legal face’ ‘mechanical legalism’, and she has published several articles in that light. She also conducts work on the foundations of African social systems through a legal approach. Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a former Chief Policy Analyst in the Thabo Mbeki administration, is Professor and Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa. He is the author of two books on the political economy of South Africa and has edited four books on the political economy of development in Africa as well as numerous journal papers, book chapters, and essays. He is also editor of Africa Insight and Africanus as well as having guest edited a special issue of Africa Development. His postgraduate training is in policy studies and economics, and he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Serges Djoyou Kamga holds an LLD from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and is currently an Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at Unisa. He is a member of the Building Committee of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre. His areas of interest include the African Renaissance, human rights from a cross-cultural perspective, development and human rights, socio-economic rights, disability rights, and gender justice. He publishes in those areas. Professor Chris Landsberg is SARChI Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and Senior Associate at the School of Leadership, University of Johannesburg (UJ). He has published widely on South African foreign policy and pan-African diplomacy and agency and is the author of 11 single-authored and edited books, including his 2010 title The Diplomacy of Transformation: South African Foreign Policy and Statecraft, Macmillan. He serves on a number of editorial boards and boards of think tanks and educational institutions. He is co-founder and former co-director of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations (CAIR) at Wits and former Acting Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at UJ. He holds MA degrees from Rhodes and M.P


Adewale Aderemi, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. John Akokpari is Associate Professor and Head, Political Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. He holds a doctorate from Dalhousie University, Canada and has published widely on Africa’s Political Economy and development. Dr Lungile Ntombifuthi Bhengu is a known humanitarian, academic and development activist. Lungile is a part-time lecturer and consultant in the private and public sectors. She is also an author of numerous books and contributes articles via print media. Dr Paul C. Bom Konde is an Economist with a Ph.D. from the University Lumière Lyon 2. He has been a joint researcher in Lyon, France ECT/URA CNRS N°945 (Economy of Technological Changes) from 1989 to 1996 and at the International Centre for Cooperation and Agro-development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France from 1990 to 2004. He is currently a Researcher at SMIG (Communities, Globalisation, Innovation and Management) and teaches Economics in University Paris 8. He specialises in the field of local development of territories, regional integration, and globalisation. He also consults in the field of development in Africa. Dr Maty BB-Laye Diakhaté is a Ph.D. lecturer in Private Law at the University of Paris 8 authorised to supervise research. Dr Diakhaté’s focus is on the impact of socio-economic and cultural contexts in private law, particularly labour law. Following her thesis on The Dismissal of Common Law in Senegal (under the direction of Professor Jean-Pierre Karaquillo), which led the author to highlight the ineffectiveness of transposed standards and competition standards generated by the recipient social group, the author continues the quest for a certain ‘legal face’ ‘mechanical legalism’, and she has published several articles in that light. She also conducts work on the foundations of African social systems through a legal approach. Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a former Chief Policy Analyst in the Thabo Mbeki administration, is Professor and Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa. He is the author of two books on the political economy of South Africa and has edited four books on the political economy of development in Africa as well as numerous journal papers, book chapters, and essays. He is also editor of Africa Insight and Africanus as well as having guest edited a special issue of Africa Development. His postgraduate training is in policy studies and economics, and he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Serges Djoyou Kamga holds an LLD from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and is currently an Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at Unisa. He is a member of the Building Committee of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre. His areas of interest include the African Renaissance, human rights from a cross-cultural perspective, development and human rights, socio-economic rights, disability rights, and gender justice. He publishes in those areas. Professor Chris Landsberg is SARChI Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and Senior Associate at the School of Leadership, University of Johannesburg (UJ). He has published widely on South African foreign policy and pan-African diplomacy and agency and is the author of 11 single-authored and edited books, including his 2010 title The Diplomacy of Transformation: South African Foreign Policy and Statecraft, Macmillan. He serves on a number of editorial boards and boards of think tanks and educational institutions. He is co-founder and former co-director of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations (CAIR) at Wits and former Acting Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at UJ. He holds MA degrees from Rhodes and M.P


Adewale Aderemi, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. John Akokpari is Associate Professor and Head, Political Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. He holds a doctorate from Dalhousie University, Canada and has published widely on Africa’s Political Economy and development. Dr Lungile Ntombifuthi Bhengu is a known humanitarian, academic and development activist. Lungile is a part-time lecturer and consultant in the private and public sectors. She is also an author of numerous books and contributes articles via print media. Dr Paul C. Bom Konde is an Economist with a Ph.D. from the University Lumière Lyon 2. He has been a joint researcher in Lyon, France ECT/URA CNRS N°945 (Economy of Technological Changes) from 1989 to 1996 and at the International Centre for Cooperation and Agro-development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France from 1990 to 2004. He is currently a Researcher at SMIG (Communities, Globalisation, Innovation and Management) and teaches Economics in University Paris 8. He specialises in the field of local development of territories, regional integration, and globalisation. He also consults in the field of development in Africa. Dr Maty BB-Laye Diakhaté is a Ph.D. lecturer in Private Law at the University of Paris 8 authorised to supervise research. Dr Diakhaté’s focus is on the impact of socio-economic and cultural contexts in private law, particularly labour law. Following her thesis on The Dismissal of Common Law in Senegal (under the direction of Professor Jean-Pierre Karaquillo), which led the author to highlight the ineffectiveness of transposed standards and competition standards generated by the recipient social group, the author continues the quest for a certain ‘legal face’ ‘mechanical legalism’, and she has published several articles in that light. She also conducts work on the foundations of African social systems through a legal approach. Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a former Chief Policy Analyst in the Thabo Mbeki administration, is Professor and Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa. He is the author of two books on the political economy of South Africa and has edited four books on the political economy of development in Africa as well as numerous journal papers, book chapters, and essays. He is also editor of Africa Insight and Africanus as well as having guest edited a special issue of Africa Development. His postgraduate training is in policy studies and economics, and he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Serges Djoyou Kamga holds an LLD from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and is currently an Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at Unisa. He is a member of the Building Committee of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre. His areas of interest include the African Renaissance, human rights from a cross-cultural perspective, development and human rights, socio-economic rights, disability rights, and gender justice. He publishes in those areas. Professor Chris Landsberg is SARChI Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and Senior Associate at the School of Leadership, University of Johannesburg (UJ). He has published widely on South African foreign policy and pan-African diplomacy and agency and is the author of 11 single-authored and edited books, including his 2010 title The Diplomacy of Transformation: South African Foreign Policy and Statecraft, Macmillan. He serves on a number of editorial boards and boards of think tanks and educational institutions. He is co-founder and former co-director of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations (CAIR) at Wits and former Acting Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at UJ. He holds MA degrees from Rhodes and M.P


Adewale Aderemi, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Lagos State University, Nigeria. John Akokpari is Associate Professor and Head, Political Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. He holds a doctorate from Dalhousie University, Canada and has published widely on Africa’s Political Economy and development. Dr Lungile Ntombifuthi Bhengu is a known humanitarian, academic and development activist. Lungile is a part-time lecturer and consultant in the private and public sectors. She is also an author of numerous books and contributes articles via print media. Dr Paul C. Bom Konde is an Economist with a Ph.D. from the University Lumière Lyon 2. He has been a joint researcher in Lyon, France ECT/URA CNRS N°945 (Economy of Technological Changes) from 1989 to 1996 and at the International Centre for Cooperation and Agro-development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France from 1990 to 2004. He is currently a Researcher at SMIG (Communities, Globalisation, Innovation and Management) and teaches Economics in University Paris 8. He specialises in the field of local development of territories, regional integration, and globalisation. He also consults in the field of development in Africa. Dr Maty BB-Laye Diakhaté is a Ph.D. lecturer in Private Law at the University of Paris 8 authorised to supervise research. Dr Diakhaté’s focus is on the impact of socio-economic and cultural contexts in private law, particularly labour law. Following her thesis on The Dismissal of Common Law in Senegal (under the direction of Professor Jean-Pierre Karaquillo), which led the author to highlight the ineffectiveness of transposed standards and competition standards generated by the recipient social group, the author continues the quest for a certain ‘legal face’ ‘mechanical legalism’, and she has published several articles in that light. She also conducts work on the foundations of African social systems through a legal approach. Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a former Chief Policy Analyst in the Thabo Mbeki administration, is Professor and Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa. He is the author of two books on the political economy of South Africa and has edited four books on the political economy of development in Africa as well as numerous journal papers, book chapters, and essays. He is also editor of Africa Insight and Africanus as well as having guest edited a special issue of Africa Development. His postgraduate training is in policy studies and economics, and he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Professor Serges Djoyou Kamga holds an LLD from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and is currently an Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at Unisa. He is a member of the Building Committee of the Cross-cultural Human Rights Centre. His areas of interest include the African Renaissance, human rights from a cross-cultural perspective, development and human rights, socio-economic rights, disability rights, and gender justice. He publishes in those areas. Professor Chris Landsberg is SARChI Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and Senior Associate at the School of Leadership, University of Johannesburg (UJ). He has published widely on South African foreign policy and pan-African diplomacy and agency and is the author of 11 single-authored and edited books, including his 2010 title The Diplomacy of Transformation: South African Foreign Policy and Statecraft, Macmillan. He serves on a number of editorial boards and boards of think tanks and educational institutions. He is co-founder and former co-director of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations (CAIR) at Wits and former Acting Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at UJ. He holds MA degrees from Rhodes and M.P

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