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Africa through the eyes of a patriot : a tribute to General Olusegun Obasanjo /
edited and introduced by Mansour Khalid.
London ; New York : Kegan Paul, 2001.
vi, 119 p. ; 24 cm.
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London ; New York : Kegan Paul, 2001.
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Speeches and selections from speeches given by Obasanjo from the 1980s to present.
Main Description
General Olusegun Obasanjo was recently elected president in the first Nigerian free and popular elections held after fifteen years of military rule. Having voluntarily given over his power to civilians in 1979, Obasanjo has since dedicated himself to Pan-Africanism, conflict resolution in Africa, and regional and international cooperation. Africa Through the Eyes of a Patriot is a collection of his most memorable speeches from the 1980s to the present, touching on issues as varies as democracy and policy-making to human rights and the environment.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Democracy and the Militaryp. 7
The Military in Politicsp. 13
Historical Perspective of Law and Human Rightsp. 18
Politics, Governance and Leadershipp. 23
Policy-making in Post-colonial Africap. 29
Economic Development in Africap. 39
On Povertyp. 51
Africa and the Politics of International Debtp. 58
Private Initiative in the Developmental Processp. 66
Security, Stability and Conflict Resolutionp. 71
Prospects for Peace in Africap. 77
Package Deal for African Security and Stabilityp. 82
African Environment and Populationp. 85
Impact of Population and Environment On Development in Africap. 88
Proposed Measuresp. 94
Africa's Identity in International Relationsp. 97
Africa's Agenda in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 100
Africa into the Twenty-first Centuryp. 105
The Real Challenges Facing Africap. 109
Africa - What Future?p. 117
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