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Africa in Perspective
Africa in Perspective
By Olusegun Obasanjo
Council on Foreign Relations, 1987, 51 pp

Former Nigerian head of state General Obasanjo aptly entitles his Russell C. Leffingwell lectures at the Council on Foreign Relations Africa in Perspective: Myths and Realities. His broad review, of critical issues involving African governance, debt, trade, arms and technology, and South Africa, does not break new ground. General Obasanjo understands that change must come from within African countries, and he correctly understands the importance of intra-African links as well as Africa's ties to the world. This short book can be read for its provocative suggestions for solutions which take into account specific African needs, including South African realities.