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date: 20 February 2024

African solutions to African problems 

Source:
A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nic Cheeseman,

Eloïse Bertrand,

Sa’eed Husaini

A phrase coined by the political economist George Ayittey. It was originally used by Ayittey in a critique of the actions of the international community in Somalia, in order to suggest that ‘imported’ solutions that were ‘dictated’ to Africa would not be as effective as homegrown strategies developed out of the African experience. Since then, the phrase has taken on a life of its own, and was regularly used during by those associated with the ... ...

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