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Lecture Notes March 8, 2008 Africa’s Colonial Heritage: The Black Man’s Burden Not left economies of political units which were viable Transformed very suddenly—within a decade Understand changing conceptualization Black Man’s Burden Several problems from colonialism into transference Not nation state but lack of choice Africans could only imitate European nation state to become independent and accepted into the UN Very rigid, inflexible system Must have parties (preferable 2) and elections UN—support the integrity of nation states If a nation state has natural resources then they wouldn’t want the state to become indpt Religious involvement—role of catholic church within Ethiopia Religions can have effective role Can there be effective non-centralized models? The kikuyu—largest population in Kenya but never had chiefs Now three different leaders for control Once kenyata—considered kikuyu leader Give primacy to kikuyu in national state agenda
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Unformatted text preview: National leader who still represents a specific ethnicity Negritude Mali—Islamic and traditional Senegal—modern and much more secularized Too many areas of dissent rather than unity Southern Rhodesian whites take advantage of Nyasaland and Rhodesian laborers Northern Rhodesia—coal mine Left in limbo An incredible number of missionaries Highly educated Less educated---toward center--Cewa—Banda was a Cewa and first to become president Banda forced people to change language to Cewa Very authoritarian and a despot Malawi was left with a legacy of ethnic competition Look a Zambia First president was Kaunda Because of copper belt became most urbanized Zambia couldn’t support this amount of urbanization Not a viable economic imprint Control of settlers Series of Jihads—Nigeria Northern Nigeria and indirect rule—caliphate was allowed to rule Ujamaa villages—failure...
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