The African Journal of Governance and Development (AJGD) is a multidisciplinary publication that seeks to bring academic researchers from beyond territorial and regional boundaries to share scientific knowledge focused on the interface of governance and development. The Journal aims to provide a space for sharing and debating social, political and economic development issues for academic consumption and for policy consideration. AJGD is a peer-reviewed journal and publishes biannually.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Betty Mubangizi
Online ISSN: 2616-9045
Print ISSN: 2218-5615
The African Journal of Governance and Development is accredited to the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
Vol 8 No 2 (2019): “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Haida Proverb
As a continent, Africa is often branded as the continent plagued with wars, terrorism, coups and a range of social self-inflicted woes. The narrative is changing as the Continent’s citizenry becomes increasingly aware of democratic practices and governance processes taking place in other countries. This is, in the main, buoyed by telecommunications and, particularly, social media, which is increasingly playing an educational role in Africa’s citizenry. Signe and Gurib-Fakim (2019) commented that the transformation that Africa has undergone in recent decades has been remarkable. Africa is shaping its own destiny and should be referred to as the ‘African opportunity’ instead of the threat. Recognising Africa as an opportunity rather than a threat is critical for governments, citizens and researchers globally as it will position Africa’s countries to face challenges and further boost desired development trends.In this edition of the African Journal of Governance and Development, we explore issues of foreign aid, secondary education, higher education and social media. We explore these issues with a view to scope out the opportunities and challenges in shaping Africa’s development trajectory and build the Africa we want.