In a New World, Africa Can Break Shackles of Colonial Exploitation

In the era of multilateralism, Africa can and should shape its own destiny. Shaping one’s destiny does not have to take place in spite of others; it can also do so in collaboration with others. Multilateralism, defined as a “diplomatic term that refers to cooperation among several nations” by Steve Jones in What is Multilateralism – US, Obama Champions Multilateralism can only mean that no country can truly go alone in running its affairs, let alone in trade and investment. Africa, which is not a country but a continent of 54 sovereign states, therefore, has to break the shackles of exploitation while balancing its collective needs with those of several potential exploitative forces.

The author is a well- known African Business expert and the Africa Editor of Global Dialogue Review