A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics: Leadership and by Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

By Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

This e-book examines the effect of post-colonial management on political integration in Nigeria, providing an in-depth figuring out of the old and modern forces that form Nigeria's nationwide politics in addition to African politics mostly. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories in addition to modern exterior forces like neo-colonialism, in addition to inner social, financial and political buildings and advancements, have affected rising post-independence politics within the kingdom. The research climaxes with an Africa-centered conception of political and integrative management after which makes use of it as a prism for studying six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and moment Republics, in addition to their army interregna. The concluding bankruptcy incorporates a dialogue of the results of the research for management and political integration in Africa often.

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63 Similar reasons were advanced for the overthrow of President Shehu Shagari in 1983 and for subsequent coups in Nigeria. ”64 General Sanni Abacha,65 who announced the coup that toppled Shehu Shagari in 1983 (and ushered in the leadership of General Buhari) told the rather jubilant nation: I am referring to the harsh intolerable conditions under which we are now living. Our economy has been hopelessly mismanaged. We have 22 A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics become a debtor and beggar nation.

The boundaries . . ”104 Asante then went on to prescribe a reorganization of Africa into six states, none of which would be landlocked. Like Asante, other analysts have contended that Africa’s economic malaise can not be viewed in isolation from its history of colonialism and the Great Enslavement—the trade in African captives which dominated European international trade from the 16th to the middle of the 19th Post-Colonial Political Leadership in Nigeria 33 century. Historian John G. 105 The Africans who were thus uprooted from the continent became the tools that helped to bring about the Western industrial Revolution.

OF LiDreville THE . Helena) niac'Assah AMca. -/5smi SUDAN Maputo Durban LESOTHO Port Elizabeth Scale 1:51,400,000 Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection 800Kilometers ) In d ia n Ocean 800 Miles 8oundaiy representation is not necessarilyauthoritative. 1. Map of Africa. Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. Although African countries in general and Nigeria were historically prone to political instability, since the 1990s, Africa has seen a wave of democratic changes of government previously unknown in its checkered history.

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