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Old 11-02-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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How prepared were African countries for independence?

I've often heard it pointed out that when independence came many African countries didn't have enough college trained people. How true was that? Also it seems another thing that affected post-colonial countries was that Africans hadn't gotten clear on what type of political and economic approach they would take after independence. How many African countries had debated these things before gaining independence? Anyway,I guess you get where I'm coming from. So what's your take on Africa's post colonial preparedness?
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Although those countries are independent, there is still a legal, culture, and economic system that that is of European roots with all its biases that must be dealt with. I wish those nations governments would come out of greed and not have the desire to set up any nations foundation following any western order.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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Although those countries are independent, there is still a legal, culture, and economic system that that is of European roots with all its biases that must be dealt with. I wish those nations governments would come out of greed and not have the desire to set up any nations foundation following any western order.
I don't have problems with African countries having European influences. I think it's a matter of sorting out which parts of the European influences are useful and which parts of the African influences are useful. I think we make a mistake in thinking that Africans must adopt some pure Africanism in order for them to advance. Europeans were more advance than most Africans with medicine and technology. So there were things that Africans needed to borrow from the west.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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What role did the influence of Kwame Nkrumah play in this? I feel that he laid down a bad blueprint for other African leaders to follow. Many of the bad things that post-colonial leaders were associated with Nkrumah did them first.

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the outlawing of opposition movement, declaring Ghana one party state and making himself life president; and...

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePa...Nkrumah-166895
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