East Afric A Case Study Of Uganda And The British Plan For Granting The Nation Independence

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When looking that East Africa one can see similar disappointment in the region. Like many of the nations in Africa before and after the Second World War, East African nations were struggling economically. Much East African movements were caused by Wartime inflation and the British exploitation of the economy and natural resources. However, there were also many political issues as well during this time; nationalist movements were also sparked by the unwanted British intervention and the Central African Federation. These movements, however, would be hindered by the British control of the governments. When looking at Modes of British Imperial Control of Africa: A Case Study of Uganda, c.1890-1990 by Onek C. Adyanga, one learns more about the case of Uganda and the British plan for granting the nation independence. Under the Cohen- Caine report Uganda was targeted to gain its independence from Great Britain however, not in the time that the people wished. Governor Sir Andrew Cohen would support the creation of local governments. However, though no matter if he supported the independence of Uganda or not he still believed the nation was not ready to be granted sovereignty. He argued that no colony could be sovereign unless they knew how to effectively self-govern their own state. Although, this may be true it also highlights the hypocrisy of British rule. As Adyanga relates, many Ugandans were discouraged from receiving a “literary” education, and encored to take up a…

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