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In most areas of Sub Saharan Africa, it is expensive, dangerous, and unsafe to give birth especially when pregnancy is complicated by life threatening conditions. Safe caesarean section has a key role to play in making childbearing safer, but it costs around $300 or more, and in a continent where most people live on less than $1 per day, this is simply unaffordable to

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Torn Apart: The Nigerian Civil War and its Impact   The Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970 (also known as the Biafran War) has been described as a ‘forgotten war’. Yet it led to the birth of the NGO Doctors without Borders / Médecins sans frontières and equipped journalists with the intercultural skills they later used in their coverage of

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Ali Mazrui has been described as one of the most original thinkers that Africa has produced, and one of the top 100 living public intellectuals in the world today. This volume uses Mazrui’s life and work as a guide towards explaining the historical impact of black public intellectuals such as Julius K. Nyerere, Patrice Lumumba and Barrack Obama. The book explore

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There has, in recent years, been an increasing emphasis on the ability of employees to think differently and take chances in business as well as in social and political organizations. Concepts such as “value innovation”, “creative intelligence”, “creative leadership”, “creative capability”, and “disciplined creativ

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Preventing Things from Falling Further Apart: The Preservation of Cultural Identities in Postcolonial African, Indian, and Caribbean Literatures is a ground breaking comparative work that explores a post-Achebe universe in which formerly colonized peoples make efforts to reconstruct their cultures by deconstructing some of the deleterious effects of colonization, wh

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Countries recovering from conflicts face economic and institutional devastation ¯ of vital infrastructure such as schools, factories, communication networks, roads, railways, and water systems, as well as diminished human resources, a very weak legal structure and governmental institutions. In this context, policymakers are faced with the task of creating an int

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The book discusses the policies and strategies for Science and Technology (S&T) and Innovation capability building put up by Maghreb states (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco) in the last three decades. The application of structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) in recent years, the opening up of their economies and liberalisation of trade have confronted firms with largel

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Entrepreneurship in Africa explores how our mindset and attitudes affect our enterprises. It offers a 3-Dimensional approach to entrepreneurship - managerial, financial and spiritual. The book clearly demonstrates that entrepreneurship is a journey full of joy, trials and tribulations. It demystifies the paradoxical side of entrepreneurship by offering hope to the ent

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‘Security’ has become a buzzword in political discourses in Africa and elsewhere, especially since the terrorist attacks on America on 9/11 2001, and America’s global responses to threat of terrorism. Yet, there persists a fundamental ‘conflict of securities’ in Africa - the security of the state and its governing elites versus the securi

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China’s economy is growing quickly,  and is innovation-led.  Europe can relate to China through joint R&D, programmes which, offer an alternative vehicle of engagement to the traditional political and economic approaches. Innovation in China: The Dawning of the Asian Century promotes an awareness of the dynamics of innovation in China. It examines

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