African Military History and Politics: Coups and Ideological by Y. Alex-Assensoh

By Y. Alex-Assensoh

Africa's former colonial masters, together with nice Britain; France, Portugal and Spain, proficient participants and leaders of many of the colonial militia to be politically non-partisan. but, the modern day military at the continent, made from the military, Police, Air strength and military, became so politicized that many nations in Africa are this present day governed or have already been governed by means of army dictators via coups d'etat, sometimes for reliable purposes because the ebook issues out. This e-book strains the historical-cum-political evolution of those occasions, and what bodes for Africa, the place the endless army incursions into partisan politics are involved.

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53 It is, however, in handling the history of colonialism from a Euro-centric perspective that a lot of the black diaspora contributions are left out. ”54 Helpfully, Professor Adu Boahen relied on his own as well as other credible research sources in emphasizing some of the main reasons prompting formal colonial rule in Africa. ”55 While the so-called “scramble for Africa” or “partitioning of Africa” at the Berlin Conference could be seen as a crucial apex in the colonial epoch, Dr. Boahen quoted Nigerian history professor A.

46 Nkrumah won the 1956 elections to become the leader of independent Ghana. He had invited to Ghana’s planned March 6, 1957, independent calibrations several leading African-American leaders, including Dr. DuBois, Rev. Dr. , and his widow, Coretta,A. Philip Randolph, and Pennsylvania-based Lincoln University President Horace Mann Bond, along with others from the Caribbean. S. State Department prevented their trip to West Africa, by refusing to reissue American passports to some black leaders, including Robeson.

65 However, Professor Adu Boahen, with the eye of a good historian, saw matters differently, as he wrote in 1987: The second positive political impact has been the very appearance of the independent African states of today. The partition of Africa by the imperial colonial powers led ultimately to the establishment of some forty-eight new states, most of them with clearly defined boundaries, in place of the existing innumerable lineage and clan groups, city-states, kingdoms, and empires without any fixed boundaries.

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