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Restoring Africa’s Culture and Philosophy Is the Key to Development

Africa’s future hinges on its ability to overcome colonial intellectual constructs and leverage its rich cultural heritage. Developing a collective African consciousness that enhances coordination would enable the continent to take advantage of economies of scale and emerge as a major geopolitical player.

WASHINGTON, DC – By fostering the discovery of truth, philosophy can provide the intellectual foundation for development and illuminate paths toward more cohesive and prosperous societies. As Victor Hugo put it, “Philosophy should be an energy; it should find its aim and its effect in the amelioration of mankind.”