Although Africa is the world's poorest continent, it is a major emerging market and partner in the global village of the new millennium. This book presents a wide array of perspectives on the problems and prospects of developing Africa. Leading scholars in African studies and international communication analyze the socio-political and cultural experiences in various communities, focusing on key questions: What is development? What are the main issues surrounding development in Africa? And how can communication per se be used to address the persistent problems of underdevelopment?
Charles C. Okigbo is associate professor of communication at North Dakota State University. Festus Eribo is professor of communication and broadcasting at East Carolina University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Foundation Chapter 3 1 Afrocentricity and Communication in Africa Chapter 4 2 The Triple Heritage: The Split Sould of a Continent Chapter 5 3 The African World: The Publics of African Communication Part 6 Part II: Theory Chapter 7 4 Communication and Political Development Chapter 8 5 Multiple Perspectives on Development Communication Chapter 9 6 Participatory Communication for Development and African Philosophy Debate Part 10 Part III: Media Practice Chapter 11 7 Reporting Africa's Problems Chapter 12 8 Press Freedom and National Development in Africa after the Cold War Chapter 13 9 Broadcasting and National Development in Africa Part 14 Part IV: African Culture Chapter 15 10 Communication, Development, and Meta-ethnic Empathy Chapter 16 11 Adult Education and the Media Chapter 17 12 The Entertainment-Education Strategy in Development Communication Part 18 Part V: Communication Technology Chapter 19 13 The Internet in Africa: Leapfrogging to a Global Furture Chapter 20 14 Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development Chapter 21 15 African Development and Innovation of Communication Technologies Part 22 Part VI: Unity, Debt, and Communication Chapter 23 16 The New African Union and the Integration of Africa Chapter 24 17 Sustainable Development of Africa: The Debt Crisis Chapter 25 18 Cultural Warrants in Development Communication Contexts in Africa Chapter 26 Bibliography