NON-ALIGNEMENT IN AFRICA

  • G. Jacobs SADF
Keywords: the roots of African nationalism, African solidarity, Pan-African Congress, the declarations of Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta and Julius Nyerere, Africa and non-alignment

Abstract

The first indications to the Western world that African non-alignment had achieved conscious political form became apparent only in the late 1940's. This strand of thought within the tapestry of Africanism reached its zenith with the declarations of Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta and Julius Nyerere in the years after the Pan-African Congress in Manchester in 1945. The causes of the movement go back far beyond the first official expressions of an African solidarity in the 1940's. As a mature expression of group attitudes tqwards foreign pol icy, nonalignment can be traced back to the roots of African nationalism.
Published
2012-02-28
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