The Curse Of Remoteness: What African Governments Should Do About Their Forgotten
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The Curse Of Remoteness: What African Governments Should Do About Their Forgotten Regions
The paper looks at the notion of "remoteness" – generally understood to refer to inaccessible places, in both developed and developing countries – and its impacts on policy and development. It concentrates on three case studies (northern Kenya, southern Tanzania and the Niger Delta in Nigeria), which have been geographically and historically isolated ever since British colonial days and beyond. These areas have been deprived of basic services and are underdeveloped, and in turn they have become breeding grounds for desperation and hostility. There is need for the respective governments to give special consideration to development of these areas and dedicated funding to address the existiDownloadViews: 67

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