by Esther Eshiet. By the time you read this the 52nd Independence Anniversary of my country, Nigeria, must have passed but this year’s Independence Day for me is different from the rest that I have witnessed in my 25 years of being a Nigerian.
Development Vol. 55.4 brings together reflections on African development strategies over the last decade highlighting the myriad of innovative activities for African-led economic and social change. 
There are two worlds, two narratives, two distinct ways of feeling African today in Africa: the old Africa of failures and the disappointments of recent decades with their persisting pessimism, and a new Africa seeking change, innovation and new opportunities, with a new class of young leaders in...
Introduction to Development issue 55.4 'African Strategies for Transformation'
Editorial of Development Vol. 55.4 'African Strategies for Transformation'