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The Challenges of Civil Society in Africa

by Michael Edwards

Feb 12, 2009
In this lecturer delivered to trust Africa, Edwards argues that TrustAfrica and other foundations like it represent one of the most important developments in civil society today. He further argues that 'a society that reduces everything to a market inevitably divides those who can buy from those who cannot, undermining any sense of collective responsibility, and with it, democracy'. With this he strongly advocates for a need to have a civil society as a key ingredient to sustainable democracy.

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