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The Social Sciences and the Socially Oppressed in Africa

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Many scholars have contended that Africa is underdeveloped most probably in comparison with other continents of the world. Some have concluded that there are many obstacles inhibiting the dire desire for development in Africa. Prominent amongst these problems is the issue of the oppression and suppression of the poor and less privileged in the society. The social sciences is one of the disciplines charged with the responsibility of studying the situation of the socially oppressed and suppressed in any society and finding ways of improving the lot of this majority of people. This paper will, therefore, inter alia, attempt a philosophical survey of the success or otherwise of the social sciences in efficiently studying the situation of the oppressed and suppressed in the African society and professing ways of creating a better Africa for all and sundry.

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