African Perspectives
by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
November 1991
Publisher: The Africa Fund
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe
Language: English
Contents: I. Introduction • II. The Wind of Change from the East • III. Universality of principles, specific institutions • IV. Prospects for democracy • The pamphlet discusses a growing consensus in Africa that a close relationship exists between the lack of democracy and the deepening crisis of underdevelopment. The pamphlet discusses the International Conference on Popular Participation in Recovery and Development in Africa held in Arusha, Tanzania, the post-Cold War era, popular struggles for democracy, Eastern Europe, Zaire, Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko, the Stalinist model, Marxist theory, the principle of accountability, the right of citizens, colonial rule, Joe Slovo, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), revolution, kleptocrats, authoritarian and antidemocratic regimes, U.S. foreign policy, and single-party dictatorship. [Note: this was written in March 1991 and published by The Africa Fund in November 1991.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root