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Niger to Host International Conference on Africa

Sep 24, 2008, 9:05 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The International centre for the Studies and Research of the Green Book and NasserInternationalUniversity in Niger in collaboration with the Islamic University in Niger, is organizing a two day conference on Africa.

According to the organizers, the theme of the conference is 'Africa:The present and the prospect of the future'. The conference, the source revealed, will be held from the 10thto 11thNovember 2008 in Niamey, Niger.

Conference participants are expected to make presentations on key topics such as Democracy and Political reforms in Africa. This will deal with aspects of political reforms and democratic transformation through providing critical readings of some of the African experiments that went along Western lines. This treatment will aim at providing African alternatives that correspond with Africa's need.

The other subject is the partnership and the issue of African Development.

It studies the problems and obstacles related to the continent's development as well as partnership experiments which took place among African States themselves and between them and the outside world with emphasis and effects on the present and the future of the continent. The discussion strives for resolving such problems and offering sound solutions that meet the hopes and aspirations of African peoples.

The third subject is 'Africa in a Changing World'. It traces current world affairs which witnessed constant and speedy changes in the age of globalization and block formation that became the basic character of our time.

The forum is aimed at providing solutions contributing to the development of all sectors for the benefit of the African peoples.

Meanwhile, the organizers are calling for papers from Africans on the above mentioned subjects. Those interested can send in one-page abstract of their work either in English, Arabic or French as early as possible with contact details.

Interested participants can fax them on 00218213403691 or email on azis_derassat@hotmail.com.