African governments found the need to promote the rights of their black workers so that they could be agents of change for sustained socio-economic development and security across the globe. It is hypothesized that the success of the black workers in capturing local elective offices led to the increase in their employment in the public and private sector, where the biracial differences in allocation of employment force decreased dramatically. Most of the governments sought markets for goods overseas, while they invested in production utilizing the existing raw materials to spur economic growth that was necessary to respond to the surging unemployment rates. The African governments also invested in professional development of their people, where education became mandatory for acquisition of skills required in the job market. The effects of empowerment are therefore regarded as the most considerable forces that improved the viability of the black workers within the employment sector. African governments also found the need to empower women by promoting their rights so that they could actively participate in economic development.