By Olugbenga Adesida, Arunma O. Oteh
Does Africa have a destiny? What are the visions, hopes, targets and fears of younger Africans for the way forward for the area, the continent, their country, and their groups? How do they envision this international and their roles inside of it? those matters haven't formerly been explored jointly through Africans as a result of huge, immense demanding situations and the preoccupation with the current. yet Africa must never permit the enormity of the issues to blind it to its previous and destiny. Africa needs to chart its personal imaginative and prescient of a fascinating destiny, and for this reason younger Africans, born ahead of or after independence, have been challenged to mirror at the way forward for the continent. This publication provides the reaction to that challenge.In this publication, the voices of a brand new iteration of Africa are heard exploring the longer term from own and numerous views. The authors have enumerated the ills of Africa, analyzed the issues and explored the possibilities. Remarkably, regardless of the daunting nature of the demanding situations, they have been all hopeful in regards to the destiny. They supplied their visions of the long run, recommend various principles on how you can construct a brand new Africa, and implored Africans to take accountability for the transformation of the continent. Given the present emphasis on African renaissance and union, the guidelines awarded right here might turn into the foundation for a really shared imaginative and prescient for the continent.
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In fact the history of Africa is marked by a continuous struggle between two poles: – The first is made up of advocates of a stronger relationship with forces that are foreign to the continent, who at various points in time tried to spread their influence. – The second pole relates to the autonomous movements which tried to resist submission to foreign powers. Africa was once more at a crossroads towards the end of the 20th century, as it had often been before. 4 THE BASIS FOR CHANGE And yet there were reasons to be hopeful, despite the fact that the future seemed bleak in view of the difficult realities.
In this last week of December 2025, the recently completed World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations were crowned with Africa’s emergence as a leading partner in world trade. At the preparatory sessions of the Phoenix convention, Africa managed to have its position on the standardization of the application of biotechnology in soil regeneration adopted despite strong opposition from “environmentalist” Europe. Already, the invitation of FAS to the Summit of the Group of Five2 was in recognition of the growing weight of Africa on the international scene.
There is likely to be competition for aid and investable funds between Africa and Eastern Europe in the wake of the collapse of the iron curtain. In this context, it is going to be the survival of the fittest; the region that projects herself as having growth potential is more likely to win the day. Many countries on the continent are now becoming notable as transit camps for drug pushers. This is not only dangerous for the health of the youth of the continent but disastrous when viewed in the context of its socioeconomic implications, increase in social vices such as armed robbery, prostitution, rape and above all murder.
African Voices - African Visions by Olugbenga Adesida, Arunma O. Oteh