By Ama Mazama
Africa within the twenty first Century: towards a brand new destiny brings jointly the various best Pan African and Afrocentric intellectuals to debate the probabilities of a brand new destiny the place the continent claims its personal organization in line with the commercial, social, political, and cultural difficulties that are present in each country. the amount is established round 4 sections: I. African team spirit and awareness: resources and demanding situations; II. Language, info, and schooling; III. African ladies, kids and households; and IV. Political and fiscal way forward for the African global. In unique essays, the authors elevate the extent of discourse round the questions of integration, pluralism, households, a federative country, and strong governance. each one author sees within the continent the possibility of greatness and hence articulates a theoretical and philosophical method of Africa that constructs a successful attention from tough concrete evidence. This booklet will curiosity scholars and students of the historical past and politics of Africa in addition to expert Africanists, Africologists, and overseas reviews students who're prone towards Africa.
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As a student at Achimota College, and a teacher at Elmina, in the present day Ghana, West Africa, he organized a student debating society, a literature group, and a teachers’ association. On his way to the United States in October, 1935 to study at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, he learned that Mussolini’s Italy had invaded Ethiopia; the East African nation had defeated that European nation in 1896, in the battle at Adowa. The only African nation that had until then resisted colonization was being gassed and humiliated, in an effort to show that Italy should too not be without African colonies.
When Kwame Nkrumah published his Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism in 1965, in which he depicted Western multinational corporations as neo-colonists exploiting Africa’s minerals, the United States was outraged by the Ghanaian President’s “unacceptable affront to American interest” (Ibid, 49). Thus, with internal Ghanaian, Pan-African, and external Western opposition to Kwame Nkrumah’s continental Pan-Africanism, it appeared inevitable that his demise was only minutes away. The various unsuccessful attempts at his life were merely the tip of the iceberg.
Historical assessments reveal that the narrow interpretation of independence was quite fragile. Where states sought to consolidate the control of resources and use them toward the betterment of the African masses, intrigue and conspiracies bedeviled the ruling elites. Former colonial masters united to orchestrate both financial policies and public opinion against authentic African agency. That, however, should have been expected. The disappointing factor was the self-defeating worldview of many African intellectuals and trained experts.