Africa's second liberation?
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Twaddell, William H.
Examines African development and democratization after the end of Cold War.
A wave of change swept across Africa during the late 1950s and 1960s as European states began to release their grip on African colonies, resulting in the independence of many African nations and redefining the continent. A generation later, the end of the Cold War sparked a global trend towards democracy and free market economies, giving rise to talk of a second liberation in Africa - this time not from colonizers, but from rule by dictators, military juntas and ideologues, who for decades stifled the political and economic hopes of many African nations. Yet despite democratic reforms, most of Africa's countries remained desperately poor, and institutionalized corruption continued to prevent Africa from reaching its full potential. In this episode, Dr. Abiodun Williams of Georgetown University and Ambassador William Twaddell discuss prospects for African development, as well as American aid to the region and obstacles to democratic reform.
Connecticut Public TelevisionWorld Beat AssociatesGeorgetown University. School of Foreign ServiceForeign Policy Association
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