By Y. Alex-Assensoh
Africa's former colonial masters, together with nice Britain; France, Portugal and Spain, informed participants and leaders of many of the colonial defense force to be politically non-partisan. but, the modern day militia 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 publication issues out. This booklet strains the historical-cum-political evolution of those occasions, and what bodes for Africa, the place the never-ending army incursions into partisan politics are involved.
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In Robeson’s 1958 publication, Here I Stand, he showed his relentless belief in scientiﬁc socialism. Robeson, who was internationally famous for his stage and 10 AFRICAN MILITARY HISTORY AND POLITICS concert career,44 knew Nkrumah and Kenya’s President Jomo Kenyatta very well from their sojourns in Europe. All three Pan-Africanists, along with DuBois, Nyerere, and others, were known for their early anticolonialist stance and their lifelong prosocialist interests. Like Nkrumah and Nyerere, Robeson did not hide his socialist beliefs, writing the following in 1958: On many occasions, I have publicly expressed my belief in the principles of scientiﬁc socialism, my deep conviction that for all mankind a socialist society represents an advance to a higher stage of life—that it is a form of society which is economically, socially, culturally, and ethically superior to a system based upon production for private proﬁt.
56 Africa’s Recent Colonial Past, 1900–1970 13 In their responses to queries from younger scholars and students about African reactions to the conquest of their continent and its subjugation by colonialist interests, several historians of the European colonial experience in Africa have demonstrated that the colonized Africans did not sit unconcerned and allow their lands and people to be colonized by the imperial powers of Great Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Germany. ”57 It has also been demonstrated that the colonial powers showed a measure of efﬁcient colonization by establishing, in the instances of British and Germanic rule, different systems of administration for each colony that came under their control.
57 It has also been demonstrated that the colonial powers showed a measure of efﬁcient colonization by establishing, in the instances of British and Germanic rule, different systems of administration for each colony that came under their control. The French did so for several colonies that they grouped together. While there were municipal or regional governors and district ofﬁcers (or commissioners) in all the colonies there were also executive, advisory, or legislative boards and councils, the membership composition of which depended on the mode of colonization, whether by indirect rule, assimilation, or appeasement.