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African Upheavals Since Independence

1st Edition

By Grace Stuart Ibingira


368 pages

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Grace Ibingira seeks the fundamental causes of the widespread upheavals (at least thirty-eight army coups in the past fifteen years) in African states today and finds them in the inadequate colonial preparation of African leaders for the responsibilities of independence, the earlier practices of “divide and raie,†and the “winner-take-all†polici

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Nature of the Colonial Legacy -- Introduction -- Uganda -- Nigeria -- Ghana -- The Politics and Practices of Winner-Take-All and Their Consequences -- Introduction -- Uganda: The Fundamental Causes of the 1966 Revolution -- Uganda: The Immediate Causes of the Revolution -- Ghana: The Centralization of Power -- Nigeria: The Effects of Winner-Take-All Policies -- Poverty, Subversion, and Instability -- The Future: Some Lessons and Some Basic Principles -- Alternatives for Africa -- The Military Regime of Idi Amin in Uganda -- Some Basic Principles

About the Author

Grace Stuart Ibingira, legal consultant to the UN Development Programme, served in the Ugandan government as a member of parliament, minister of justice, minister of state, and secretary general of the Uganda People’s Congress. He was Uganda’s ambassador to the UN until he resigned from government service in January 1974.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies