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Public Lecture - The Politics and Economics of Neo-Colonialism in Post-Independent Africa

Date:                     Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time:                     5:30 PM
To:                        7:30 AM
Venue:                   Webster University Ghana Campus
Address:                 Off Lagos Avenue, behind Media Pharmacy, East Legon, Accra
Organiser:              Webster University Ghana Campus
Contact number:     0540 120 869
Email:                    ghana@webster.edu
Website:                 http://webster.edu.gh/

Public Lecture

The Politics and Economics of Neo-Colonialism in Post-Independent Africa

Brief

It has been more than 60 years since most African countries won independence.  However, it can reasonably be argued that Africa’s independence is more perceived than real.

After most African countries attained independence, the colonial powers still maintain close ties for purposes of economic control; political domination; strategic interests; and national prestige. Shockingly, some of the colonial powers still consider their former colonies as their property and spheres of influence.  Colonialism has evolved into neo-colonialism.  In essence, not much has changed.  The essential relationship remains a system of political domination and economic exploitation but now through indirect rule.

In the midst of all these, the continent is still struggling to satisfy basic needs, viz., electricity, water, and food.  Comparatively, the stories of other emerging nations around the world, many of whom were also colonized, are much different.

It can be argued that Africa's post-Independence development record, despite the vast wealth of the continent, has been largely disappointing.  In short, political independence seems to have made very little difference in Africa.

How have the African leaders taken the mantle? What steps have Africans and their leaders taken to salvage themselves from the yokes of their former (and possibly new) colonial masters?  Can Africa countries survive without external ties of dependency? These and other related questions will be addressed at this public lecture.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Venue: Webster University (Ghana Campus), East Legon behind media pharmacy

Theme: ‘The Politics and Economics of Neo-Colonialism in Post-Independent Africa’

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