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By Olúfémi Táíwò

Why hasn't Africa been in a position to reply to the demanding situations of modernity and globalization? Going opposed to the traditional knowledge that colonialism introduced modernity to Africa, OlAfA(c)mi TAA-wA claims that Africa was once already turning into glossy and that colonialism was once an unfinished venture. Africans aspired to liberal democracy and the guideline of legislations, yet colonial officers aborted these efforts once they confirmed oblique rule within the provider of the ecu powers. TAA-wA seems to be heavily at glossy associations, equivalent to church missionary societies, to acknowledge African employer and the impulse towards growth. He insists that Africa can come back on the right track and advocates a renewed engagement with modernity. Immigration, capitalism, democracy, and globalization, if performed correct this time, may be instruments that form a good destiny for Africa.

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