Friday, May 25, 2012

Organization is impossible unless those who know the laws of harmony lay the foundation. - Motherland Proverb

Our newest theme surrounds natural resources in Africa. Despite being described as “the richest continent” in reference to its natural resource wealth, Africa remains the poorest continent. How have natural resources played a role in African development, or how have they hindered it? What natural resources are exploited and by whom are they exploited?
This theme allows for an exploration of economic development in Africa, labor force composition, foreign investment in Africa, private sector exploitation, the diversity between African states, the potential for natural resources to promote growth and the African relationship to the environment. This theme also comes at an appropriate time, as water has become headlining news on Africa in the last week.

Natural resources are often taken for granted in parts of the world where they are easily accessible, but what about the parts of the world from which they are extracted? And what of those resources, such as water, which are beyond man’s control? Articles submitted will aim to address some of the questions surrounding natural resources in Africa in the present, past and future.

No comments: