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The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice is an outcome of Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen's personal intellectual struggle, life experience, and an attempt to understand Christ and his message within the cultural context of Africa. The intellectual struggle has to do with the paradoxical reality of Africa's situation. An attempt to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable situation of Africa tests and stretches anyone's mind beyond limit. According to archaeological and geological findings, Africa is the first habitat of humanity and yet it is the least habitable place in the world today. The continent is extremely rich with natural resources, but it is known for poverty, disease, malnutrition, and starvation. As some Afro-centric scholars argue, Africa is the birthplace of world civilization and yet it is known for destruction. Social instability is rampant; coup d'état and counter coup d'état is common. Displacement and the number of refugees are ever increasing. As a person of African origin and now a US citizen, Mekonnen was able to see realities objectively in the eyes of an African and American. This book explores the myth and reality of Western, Eastern, and African dictators' role in the history of Africa.

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Alemayehu Mekonnen is Associate Professor of Missions at Denver Seminary and holds a PhD in Intercultural Studies and MA in Missions, and MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He also has MA in CCC from AGTS. From 1997-2007, he worked with the Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission (now called Reach Global). He also taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now called African International University). Mekonnen has published three books in Amharic language, Culture Change in Ethiopia (2013), and coauthored one book in English.

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