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    1. Introduction Durban, South Africa was the place 53 Head of States from across Africa met and created the African Union. The Head of States bid farewell to the defunct Organization of African Unity and welcomed the new African Union. All this happened on July 9, 2002. During the gathering, African leaders praised OAU’s achievements. They welcomed the new Union and argued that this was a new dawn for the Africans. The African leaders elected Thambo Mbeki, the host president, as the new AU president. Mr. Mbeki promised that AU would liberate Africans and bring stability to the continent’s economy. He correctly pointed out at poverty and perennial underdevelopment as the central issues to be addressed by the new union. Other African leaders…

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    Decolonized South Africa

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    has to admit the fact that Africans suffered the most from violations against humanity. Not only they were treated as slaves, but also their motherland was exploited. Early travelers from the Europe to Africa described Africans as a less free people (Byrnes, 18). Such disrespectful and barbarous thought gave…

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    Imperialism In Nigeria

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    I. Introduction Colonization of Africa by European countries was a monumental milestone in the development of Africa. The African community considers the impact of colonization on them to be perhaps the most important factor in understanding the present condition of the African continent and of the African people. The historical background of the colonial period in Africa may be traced back to the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade by the British in 18th century (Oduwobi, 2011). Interest…

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    Pan-African Imperialism

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    South Africa in 1987-88 Cuban and Angolan troops drove South African soldiers into Namibia after 137 days of engagement (Kariuki 2015). Plus, Cuban troops went to Ethiopia to defend them in a war against Somalia (Holleran 2008). Castro supported full equality for all people and was willing to fight for it. Cuba was severely punished for siding with the Soviet Union during the Cold War and rejecting US interventionism and control of Cuba and other countries. Pan-Africanism has over a hundred of…

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    independents was Ethiopia that was able to avoid being successfully colonized by the Europeans. African nationalists endured many obstacles when it came to trying to gain their independence such as trying to become unity as one, Violence in Kenya, Sharpsville Massacre in South Africa, and the Congo Crisis. During the era of Decolonization, we see many turn of events take place after Ghana gains their independents from the British in 1957. In addition, we see many Africa Nationalists whom some…

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    Beyond African Borders African history depicting its struggles and intimate connection with the world never ceases to mesmerize. In the past, Africans were forced out of their natural habitats but Africa could not be taken out them. They simply refused to give up customs and traditions, even in the face of adversity. In the present time, Africans write a somewhat different story of conflict and social turmoil. Since ancient times, Africans have endured a state of bondage, captured in their…

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    the inhabitants there. Africa remained controlled by European nations well into the 20th century. Some of the stronger African societies tried to enforce resistant on the European colonization; however, virtually all of Africa was colonized. One of the main reasons for the impeding of Africa was because of the problems that were occurring in European nations. The only way to make the problems better was to colonize. Even though Africa tried to put up a fight against European colonization, they…

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    The emphasis of international actors on innovation is mirrored at the national level where the majority of countries in Africa have adopted relevant STI policies. The African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (2013) has identified at least 37 countries out of 55 that have adopted or are developing a national innovation policy. There are many African countries that have realized the importance of innovation for economic development, poverty reduction and the attainment of the…

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    The most common and dangerous stereotype that Africa possesses, is that of tribal attitudes and actions. Often, people believe that Africans, above all other ethnic individuals, are unhealthily attached to the tenets of their tribe. One might even be supported in this thought when observing the way African migrants and diasporas act within their new environment. However, through this paper, I decided to explore how those of the African diaspora come to their identity. Due to the connection…

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    household, yet 75% of women feel that “they should have the same rights as men.” Women are restricted from holding offices such as prime minister or president in a Muslim country. African women are completely dependent on men for the simplest of things. These women are not even able to initiate a divorce (Mark). On top of all this, widespread denial of education and employment is common. Women are even rejected in trade, industry, and government (Mutume). “Four in ten women feel that they…

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