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date: 22 September 2018

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Africa is one of the world's poorest regions and it faces numerous and complex challenges as it strives to achieve its development objectives. The main challenges relate to poverty and its alleviation, economic growth, democratization leading to political stability, improving social welfare, and generally creating a just and equitable society. The resolution of these issues is critical to social work if the profession is to make an impact.

Keywords: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, social work, social welfare, socioeconomic conditions, social development

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