The erosion of African Social and Cultural values started with the arrival of Europeans to Africa. As Europe’s missionaries, merchants and mercenaries crept into Africa, the contact impact of Western culture with African civilizations has to the erosion of culture and distortion of previous social ways of life on the continent. Over the past two decades (1998-2019), Western culture has thrived and had more influence over Africa’s cultural and social heritage. The adoption of Western culture has mostly involved the youths, who associate it with high living standards. With each new generation being born, more Africans are becoming westernized and abandoning their culture.
Month: October 2019
The integration of regional economic communities in Africa was at the very core of forming the Organization of African Unity in 1963. The organization, after its formation, looked at ways in which they can help Africa become more economically integrated. A lot of African countries were still fighting for independence, while only a few had achieved it. This made it close to impossible to realize their goal.
In June 2019, the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) indicated they will move forward with the single currency plan across the Western African region. This idea, born more than 30 years ago, is now on the fast-track to implementation. ECOWAS member states intend to put the currency in use as early as 2020.