Welcome to the premier issue of Africa Unbound! This is a forum for those of us who are passionate about Africa-the people, the culture, the land, etc. We know that there is something rich, full, and beautiful about Africa that is diametrically different from the poverty and suffering seen throughout the continent, and we are interested in exploring ways of development that will allow the full manifestation of the wellbeing and prosperity that we know is possible for Africans.
The basic premise of this publication is this: the development of Africa depends on each one of us, more specifically, on our state of mind. So far, development has been regarded as the business of governments and international development institutions. Decades of experience has shown, however, that the capacity of African governments is, in many cases, very limited and that no donor organization can deliver development to Africa.