By Y. Alex-Assensoh
This e-book exhibits how Africa's former colonial powers--including nice Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain--trained contributors and leaders of colonial militia to be politically nonpartisan. but, the modern day defense force became so politicized that many nations are at the present time governed or have already been governed through army dictators via coups d'etat, sometimes for solid purposes because the ebook issues out. This ebook strains the historic and 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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As colonialists, the British were mindful of the fact that they possessed (1) settler enclaves, like the Natal and Cape colonies in South Africa; as well as those in Northern and Southern Rhodesia and Kenya; (2) Lord Lugard’s indirect rule in Uganda and Nigeria; and (3) the colonies acquired during the scramble for Africa at the 1884–85 Berlin Conference, during which—as Professor Boniface Ihewunwa Obichere of UCLA wrote unequivocally— “the question of the hinterland of West Africa was raised .
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. S. Vice-President Richard Nixon went to represent the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower. S. passports to travel, Robeson publicly and angrily denounced the action, saying that “of all the Americans who traveled to the Ghana celebration there was not one man by far who was as worthy of being there as was DuBois.
50 In the mindset of colonialists and neocolonialists, Blacks in Africa and those in the diaspora deserved similar treatment for their radicalism, and that is why the examples of DuBois, Robeson, and others are very important here, if just for illustrative purposes. Indeed, while not necessarily extolling Robeson’s socialist values but merely appreciating his Pan-Africanist and anticolonialist zeal, the way he was humiliated was unfortunately similar to the sad circumstances of other socialist leaders of the Third World during the Cold War era, including Chile’s overthrown and murdered President S.