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Ajume H. Wingo

kind of outlook. The African elite – many of whom became head of states of their various countries – were educated in France and other European countries, and this persists still today. It is rare to find an African leader who did not study in Europe

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Valery B. Ferim

always puppets. Such approaches thus overemphasise the role of external influences in the analyses of the causes of the continent’s marginalisation and ignore the damage caused by poor policy choices of African leaders. Besides, it should be noted that

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Erasing the Nation

The Historiography of African Nationalism in Conqueror South Africa

Terblanche Delport

Africans held 46% of the vote can, according to Walshe, be described as one of the pivotal influences on the African leaders of the nineteenth century ( Walshe 1973 ). Walshe sees the turning point in political mobilisation around 1911, following several

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Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

-rooted ideologies such as Senghor’s negritude and Nkrumah’s consciencism, which has attracted weak attention or failed to garner appreciation from the policy mechanism of African leaders, it is important to begin to ask necessary questions that will enable us to re

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Pan-African Linguistic and Cultural Unity

A Basis For pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance

Simphiwe Sesanti

, kept alive and burning by some African leaders who, driven by destructive tribalism, have misused their power to privilege their own ethnic groups at the expense of others. It is leaders who in word and practice, demonstrate commitment to the entire

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The Economics of Decolonisation

Institutions, Education and Elite Formation

Nicola Viegi

3 provides some evidence that francophone West African elites were professionally inclined to government occupations during the period between 1947 and 1952. The figures show that about three-quarters of francophone West African leaders represented

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Florian Helfer

potential scope of action the African leaders might have had.” Yet on only four double pages the book does not provide the necessary background knowledge to enable students to come up with a nuanced and well-founded answer. Generally, the chapter is a lot

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Decolonising Borders

Re-imagining Strangeness and Spaces

John Sodiq Sanni

Africans towards fellow Africans. The struggle for independence, which gave birth to African leaders who fought for liberation, has also resulted in a strong and unprecedented demand for exclusive recognition. I refer to this exclusive recognition as

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Sophie Nakueira

outflow of irregular migrants coming to Europe through bilateral or multilateral agreements ( Betts and Milner 2006: 3 ). However, as Betts argues, African leaders have often been sidelined. This has prompted African leaders to accuse Western countries of

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Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula

( UNECA, 2011 , 2012 ). At least some African elites now seem to be able to take advantage of the withdrawal of the North to chart a new course for the continent's development through development regionalism(s). African leaders, businesses, and ordinary