The various chapters in this volume have attempted to examine the impact of the

“new globalization” on Africa. Addressing various frontier issues – debt, human

rights, development, state sovereignty, the environment and the HIV/AIDS pandemic

– each chapter deciphers the nature and dynamics of the problematique and then

situates them within the bowels of the phenomenon. Specifically, there were two

major overarching questions: What are the travails of each of the frontier issues?