Africa and the New World Era: From Humanitarianism to a by J. Mangala

By J. Mangala

During the last decade, Africa’s middle of gravity in global politics has shifted from mere humanitarianism to a strategic view that posits the centrality of the continent as strength and usual assets provider, within the struggle opposed to terrorism and different protection threats, and within the globalization of tradition. along with those concerns, this shift is reflective of 2 defining dynamics. On one hand, political and financial reforms have contributed to the expansion of democracy, an development within the fiscal outlook, and the strengthening of local governance. nevertheless, the continued diffusion of world energy is environment the level for a brand new overseas order during which Africa will more and more subject. This booklet probes the significance and value of those advancements and their implications for Africa’s diplomacy.

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S. ruling class. The central service is the use of state power to create the conditions that are propitious for the private accumulation of capital. In order to perform this overarching service, the African compradors, inter alia, suppress the rights of workers, which includes the use of brute force against them when they go on strike; permit metropolitan-based MNCs and other businesses to pay African workers very low wages; and provide an assortment of preferential treatment to the MNCs, including tax holidays, tax breaks, and the unfettered repatriation of capital.

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