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Continued scientific research activities targeted at giving policy directions and solutions to Africa's myriad challenges are critical to the continent's progress and development. These challenges have stymied Africa's socio-economic and political development. Africa, unlike other continents, has lagged in terms of progress and development, owing to issues such as corruption, conflict, election fraud, ethnic cleavages or identity, race and racism, xenophobic hostility, and resource scarcity, among others. While other continents appear to have discovered solutions to these problems, Africa continues to be tormented by them. It has recently had a growing breakdown in a democratic government in some states, making it one of the continents with the worst histories of military coups, democratic regime distortions, and violations of fundamental human rights in the twenty-first century. Power grabs, unlawful military takeovers, and coups d'état are all too often in Africa these days. This has serious consequences for Africa's long-term development and peace. The unexpected onset of the Covid-19 pandemic compounded the situation, further impoverishing Africa socially and economically. To address these challenges, the need to conceive, identify, analyze, and implement relevant mitigation techniques remains convincing.
Compelling in the sense that African initiatives and knowledge, as embodied by African scholars, will go a long way toward providing long-term solutions to these challenges, owing to the depth and breadth of these scholars' knowledge of African issues. The African Renaissance is one of the platforms where such knowledge is exchanged and produced. African Renaissance, in particular, is well-versed in emerging African challenges and has been at the forefront of ensuring that scientific research on African issues is widely disseminated through a meticulous publication process that ensures manuscripts are carefully selected across several related disciplines and peer-reviewed following acceptable standards.
This current issue of the African Renaissance covers topical and recurrent African issues such as state sovereignty and repressions, populism and resistance against the despotic regime, sustainable peace, political reforms, politics of nativist discourse, the effect of corruption on insurgency and counterinsurgency efforts, strategies against xenophobia violence, ethnic politics and conflicts, performance appraisal and service delivery, critiquing the position of the United Nations Security Council in BRICS, free and fair election administration, political prophecy and election, Covid-19 and government responsiveness, the implications of the Covid-19 for digital transformation in higher education, Covid-19 and food security, crimes, the proliferation of cybercrimes among youths, political participation, and federal character principle.
Special thanks to committed anonymous reviewers, contributors, and publishers for their efforts in making this issue a huge success.