Sunday, 22 November 2009

Democratisation of Africa from the Interreligious Perspective

Africa went through three traumatic experiences. It was enslaved by the
Arabs and later by the West and colonised by the West. Slavery was abolished and
decolonisation began in the late 1950’s with Ghana having celebrated its 50 years of
independence in 2007. South Africa was the last country to be freed from white rule
in 1994. Postcolonial Africa was faced with a mammoth task to democratise itself
(Arnold 2005:xiii).
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