“This is a serious, solid book which covers the issues, problems and weaknesses of the African University with honesty, frankness and a certain toughmindedness … it is obviously intended as a plea to African universities and their staff and students, and to governments and politicians to set aside power struggles that are destroying the African universities from both the inside and the outside."
Clive Wake, former Secretary to the Committee of Vice-Chancellors, London
There have been institutions of higher learning for centuries in Africa, but the phenomenal growth has taken place in the last fifty years, first in the later days of colonialism and then in the heady days of independence and commodity boom. Without them, there would have been no development.
The three highly distinguished authors have written the first comprehensive assessment of universities and higher education in Africa south of the Sahara. As can be seen from their biographies, they draw on experience from both francophone and anglophone Africa and from teaching in both the sciences and the arts.
J. F. Ade Ajayi is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Ibadan, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
Lameck K. H. Goma, a graduate of Fort Hare, taught Zoology at Makerere and Legon and is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia.
G. Ampah Johnson taught Biology at the University of Abidjan and is founding Rector of the University of Benin.
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Prisons are always a key focus of those interested in human rights and the rule of law. Human Rights in African Prisons looks at the challenges African governments face in dealing with these issues. Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Although development issues generally have been considered in a framework of economic theory and politics, in this volume Tedros Kiros looks to European ideas of moral philosophy to explain the underdevelopment of Africa and the persistent African food crisis. He draws upon the works of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx and the concepts of hegemony and counter-hegemony.
This bold, popularizing synthesis presents a readily accessible introduction to one of the major themes of twentieth-century world history. Between 1922, when self-government was restored to Egypt, and 1994, when nonracial democracy was achieved in South Africa, 54 new nations were established in Africa.