Africa is a continent that is characterised by many paradoxes: it is the richest of all continents in terms of mineral and natural resources, but it is also the poorest of them all; it is the cradle of all humanity (anthropologists believe that Africa is the origin of human beings) but it is the last to become habitable. Amidst these paradoxes and quandaries, many potent theories have been suggested to resolve some of the developmental issues that bedevil the continent. This book tries, amongst other things, to employ and apply the political theory of the classical British liberalist John Stuart Mill to the African condition. In this way, it brings to light the pitfalls and possibilities of Africa's development. It is a must read for undergraduate and graduate students (particularly sociology, political science, international relations, African philosophy) working in the field of African Studies as well as for those concerned about the future of that "Dark Continent" and want to enrich their knowledge.