By Daniel Don Nanjira
African statehood predates that of Europe, in addition to the remainder of Western civilization, and but through implementing Western values on Africa and its peoples, eu colonialism destroyed Africa's paradigm of statehood in addition to its worth platforms that have been preferrred for this majestic continent. This two-volume ebook presents a accomplished survey of the problems and occasions that experience formed Africa from remotest antiquity to the current, and serves because the starting place of Africa's diplomacy, international relations, and overseas policy.The first quantity of African international coverage and international relations from Antiquity to the twenty first Century discusses the determinants of Africa's international relations from antiquity to the 18th century; the second one quantity addresses the additional advancements of its international coverage from the nineteenth to the twenty first century.
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CHAPTER 2 Africa in Continental and Global Geopolitics In terms of location on Planet Earth, and of human habitation, as well as isolation and marginalization in the world, Africa became known as the Dark Continent. The paradox of this African Condition has always been that the continent that served as the cradle of humankind and civilization was later described as the uncivilized Dark Continent. Africa was a vital part of the Old World, full of natural resources, and yet throughout history, Africa has been associated more with darkness, and ignorance than with enlightenment.
Instead, a system was introduced whereby the ex-colonial languages became official: English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic (although Africa was not colonized by the Arabs but has a huge Arab heritage in Africa because of the Islamization of Africa) were introduced by colonizing foreigners and replaced the traditional indigenous languages and cultures because they were regarded as primitive by African newcomers. Although Western culture and civilization were imposed on Africans, it is astonishing that Westernization is preferred to Africanization culturally even by Africans themselves!
Africa in Continental and Global Geopolitics 27 Location, Isolation, and Marginalization The paradox of location, isolation, and marginalization illustrates that despite Africa’s central and strategic positioning on Earth, the continent has been marginalized, ignored, and isolated throughout history. Africa is the most politically peripheral and geopolitically neglected continent. ’’ This is a paradox because North Africa serves as an island between Europe, the Mediterranean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the 21st Century 2 volumes (Praeger Security International) by Daniel Don Nanjira