By Y. Alex-Assensoh
Africa's former colonial masters, together with nice Britain; France, Portugal and Spain, proficient contributors and leaders of many of the colonial defense force to be politically non-partisan. but, the modern day military at the continent, made from the military, Police, Air strength and army, became so politicized that many nations in Africa are this present day governed or have already been governed by way of army dictators via coups d'etat, sometimes for strong purposes because the e-book issues out. This e-book lines 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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The partition of Africa by the imperial colonial powers led ultimately to the establishment of some forty-eight new states, most of them with clearly deﬁned boundaries, in place of the existing innumerable lineage and clan groups, city-states, kingdoms, and empires without any ﬁxed boundaries. 66 While both procolonialist and anticolonialist historical and political schools of thought have scored useful points and made meaningful their respective cases, it is still a historical as well as political fact that, in Pan-Africanist terms, colonialist powers, after years of cozy exploitation, had self-serving reasons to exit Africa as well as other Third World areas of the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
President Tolbert was so serious about upholding Liberian laws dealing with ritual murder that he signed many death warrants, sanctioning the hanging of several convicted murderers; in 1971, he approved the public hanging of Dr. 108 Unfortunately, observers and critics of the ruling True Whig Party regime felt that President Tolbert, the son of Americo-Liberians, sanctioned the public hangings of convicted murderers to put fear in his political opponents and would-be coup plotters. Such criticism not withstanding, as an ordained Baptist Minister and onetime President of the World Baptist Alliance, Tolbert’s sanctioning of the public hanging of Dr.
F. ”88 In Africa’s Recent Colonial Past, 1900–1970 19 observing religious trends, many Africans have wondered if the Christians came to prepare the way for the active colonialism that followed! Professor Ajayi added: 1841, the year of the ﬁrst Niger Expedition, marked the beginning of the movement to re-establish Christianity in this country [Nigeria], following the failure of earlier Catholic missions in Benin and Warri. 1891, the year of Bishop [Samuel Ajayi] Crowther’s death, marked the end of the ﬁrst phase of this new movement, the phase when the success of the missionary enterprise was associated largely with the creation and the encouragement of a Western-educated and Christian middle class.
African Military History and Politics: Coups and Ideological Incursions, 1900–Present by Y. Alex-Assensoh