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By Y. Alex-Assensoh

This ebook indicates how Africa's former colonial powers--including nice Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain--trained contributors 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 publication issues out. This ebook lines the old and political evolution of those occasions and what bodes for Africa, the place the endless army incursions into partisan politics are involved.

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The French did so for several colonies that they grouped together. While there were municipal or regional governors and district officers (or commissioners) in all the colonies there were also executive, advisory, or legislative boards and councils, the membership composition of which depended on the mode of colonization, whether by indirect rule, assimilation, or appeasement. Again, Dr. ”59 Toward that end, Adu Boahen has described L. H. Gann, Margery Perham, P. C. Lloyd, D. K. Filedhouse, and P.

Dike,32 Amin and others, share the contention that “the accelerated colonial exploitation of this postwar period produced a crisis in the public finances of the colonies even before independence. ”34 Certainly, in post-independence Africa, some of the interests of colonialist and imperialist forces would manifest themselves in a glaring and stubborn fashion. New regimes and their indigenous leaders were made to seem either outright incompetent or unprepared to shoulder the leadership affairs of their respective nations.

He was replaced by his deputy, the retired General Olusegun Obasanjo (who is now Nigeria’s elected president). Why Nigeria Started the Civil War: A Succinct Account In the late 1960s, General Gowon, in the words of Professor J. Isawa Elaigwu, “had been driven to the wall” by Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu. Gowan therefore used his May 27, 1967 military decree, known as “Decree 8, of 1967,” to declare a state of emergency throughout Nigeria,12 granting himself the requisite military powers to thwart the secessionist effrontery of then eastern regional Governor Odumegwu Ojukwu and his fellow Igbo ethnic officers.

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