Decolonisation and Independence

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  • Decolonisation and independence
    • Changing modes of colonial rule
      • 1940s Shift from free trade imperialism to economic development
      • Gradual emancipation of African elites - but simply a second colonial occupation?
    • Kenya: African Capitalism
      • Model of African Capitalism
      • Not real independence
      • Peasant protest -> Rural nationalism. "Freedom and Land and Self Mastery"
    • Ghana: Ethnic problems
      • Decline of free trade = depression and declining sales
      • 1957: Ghana becomes first nation state, but Akruma exploits producers
      • Nationalism fades, ethnicity filled the gap
    • French West Africa: Remains close to France
      • France took colonial elites to Paris
      • Between 1985-1990 France intervenes 20 times
      • France has a tight embrace over West Africa
  • Gradual emancipation of African elites - but simply a second colonial occupation?
  • Model of African Capitalism
  • Decline of free trade = depression and declining sales
  • French West Africa: Remains close to France
    • France took colonial elites to Paris
    • Between 1985-1990 France intervenes 20 times
    • France has a tight embrace over West Africa

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