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Is Africa the Continent of the 21st Century?
The huge African continent is frequently presented as a cause for charity, a source of conflict, the home of exotic beasts or a place to plunder. But actually Africa remains the last great land mass on the planet to take its place in the battle for dominance on the world stage.
Clive will look at the less well known stories of African success as well as the continuing sources of African instability and we'll ask ourselves whether, if ever, the time will be right for Africa as a continent with its 50+ nations, to take its rightful place at the top table of the world's economic and political players.
With its population burgeoning faster than anywhere else on Earth (it already contains more people than Europe) and as a source of massive resources essential to the whole world, not least solar power, no educated person of the 21st century should any longer look at the world and not see Africa.
Week 1 - Some truths about Africa: Strengths and Weaknesses
Week 2 - North of the Sahara - and the Sahara itself
Week 3 - Anglophone and Francophone
Week 4 - Islam and Christianity
Week 5 - What does Africa have to do?
Clive Lawton is a superb presenter, knowledgeable and charismatic. Awarded an OBE for his contribution to the community he is an Educational consultant, a magistrate and a regular presenter around the world and at JW3 where his course subjects move between diverse subjects exploring literary, philosophical, historical and religious themes.
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