Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective
In the twenty-first century, Africa has become an important source of US energy imports and the world's natural resources. It has also become the epicentre of the world's deadly health epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of the battlegrounds in the fight against terrorism. Africa is now a major player in global affairs.
divide us have come. The time to build is upon us as we enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity—a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world. We are humbled and elevated by the honour and privilege that you, the people of South Africa, have bestowed on us, as the first president of a united, democratic, nonracial
threaten too many groups. Ethnic conflict sometimes erupts from this sense of fear and uncertainty of these rearrangements. Closely related to modernization is the inability of political institutions in African countries to effectively manage differences that ultimately result in violence. Political leaders often respond to demands for political participation and economic opportunities by marginalized ethnic groups with excessive force, indifference, or ineffective policies. Afraid that strong
specifically, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This evidence was confirmed in Albert Einstein’s letter of August 2, 1939, to President Franklin Roosevelt that states, “The United States has only very poor ores of uranium in moderate quantities. There is some good ore in Canada and the Czechoslovakia, while the most important source of uranium is the Belgium Congo,”11 (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). In addition, DRC is the World largest producer of cobalt. Cobalt is very
be created. Therefore, his first major attempt to carve out a worldview for South Africa was to move the ANC away from its traditional populist and socialist ideas through a series of inhouse party discussions.50 10.1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin From OAU to AU 153 Although the ANC was undergoing internal reorientation through public speeches and policy documents, President Mandela signaled that the foreign policy of the new
of South Africa 9 Van Riebeeck was soon requesting permission to follow the example of the company’s settlement at Batavia and elsewhere in Asia: The die was cast in 1658, when the company imported one shipload of slaves from the Republic of Benin; Nigeria’s neighboring country to the west, and another shipload of slaves from Angola, whom it had captured from the Portuguese. After that, there was no looking back. The company, the Dutch government, and the free Dutch (Boers or farmers) community