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By Y. Alex-Assensoh

This ebook exhibits how Africa's former colonial powers--including nice Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain--trained participants and leaders of colonial military to be politically nonpartisan. but, the modern day militia became so politicized that many nations are this day governed or have already been governed through army dictators via coups d'etat, sometimes for strong purposes because the booklet issues out. This publication lines the historic and 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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For example, Augustus Washington, a wealthy black businessman, in that year left America for Liberia. S. 101 Indeed, the importance that religion played in all aspects of the lives of the new black arrivals in the former colonies of Africa had roots in the fact that most of the arriving manumitted slaves, called “expatriates” by other Blacks that they encountered, happened to be either Christians or Muslims, putting both religions on equal footing in the new worlds. Circumstances in worshiping situations in several West African and North African countries would offer ample examples of the religiosity of these men and women.

102 In fact, Sir Harry Johnston, a British specialist on Africa and later a colonial administrator, observed the following in his 1906 study of the impact of religion on Liberia: Africa’s Recent Colonial Past, 1900–1970 21 With a few rare exceptions, the America-Liberian community suffers from religiosity. They are Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Zionists, and so forth. . They exhibit the puritanism of New England in the eighteenth century almost unabated. Their average morality is probably no higher than that of the European nations or even of the Negroes indigenous to Liberia.

Robeson and DuBois, both Americans, were denied passports and hence overseas travel, mainly for what their antisocialist critics made out to be “unAmerican” activities. ”46 Nkrumah won the 1956 elections to become the leader of independent Ghana. He had invited to Ghana’s planned March 6, 1957, independent calibrations several leading African-American leaders, including Dr. DuBois, Rev. Dr. , and his widow, Coretta,A. Philip Randolph, and Pennsylvania-based Lincoln University President Horace Mann Bond, along with others from the Caribbean.

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