Enhancing African Development through Freedom: An Assessment of Dukor’s Philosophical Basis of African Freedom


The African continent has long suffered serious developmental relapse in a continually developing world. Lots of thinkers indeed term most of these African states“failed states”. One sees that that while many other nations of the world develop and as such interact conveniently in this global village, most African nations come merely as beggars in the global village having nothing to offer but begging for an opportunity for consumption. These nations therefore remain stagnated and continually retrogressive in all aspects of human life. Where in lies the cause of these problems? Dukor opines that the problem is a re-echoing aftermath of the western deplorable actions against these Africans. Indeed Dukor concludes that there is no real honesty in the opportunities all member states have to take part in the process of global development. Africa seems to be cheated. This work does not seem to fully agree with Dukor that the western hegemony ALONE is the cause. This work submits that the complacency of most Africans equally play the role in their underdevelopment.

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Okoye, C. (2013) Enhancing African Development through Freedom: An Assessment of Dukor’s Philosophical Basis of African Freedom. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 155-160. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A026.

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