The challenge of decolonization in africa benjamin talton temple university through the process of decolonization that began in most african territories at the close of world war ii african leaders gained greater political power under european rule. Six decades after the winds of change blew across the african continent scholars are re thinking not just the extent to which political liberation brought economic freedom to africa but the concept of independence itself. Decolonization of africa 1 decolonization of africa the decolonization of africa followed world war ii as colonized peoples agitated for independence and colonial powers withdrew their administrators from africa1 background cecil rhodes cape cairo railway project. Get this from a library decolonizing africa and african development the twenty first century pan africanist challenge anthony victor obeng the book is an intellectual and political response to thomas sankaras challenge to the african people to dare to invent their own future an echo of patrice lumumbas call for them to write their . The decolonization of africa followed world war ii as colonized peoples agitated for independence and colonial powers withdrew their administrators from africathe only two world powers to officially and actively support decolonization in africa through the entire 20th century were the soviet unionand the peoples republic of china all
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