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Africa’s international relations

Ian Taylor.

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics; African Politics; African History. 4641 words.

Despite the myth of marginality and irrelevance, Africa has always played an important role in international politics. The slave trade, the Scramble for Africa and subsequent colonial...

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African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Taylor.

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Politics; African Politics; African History. 168 pages.

African Politics: A Very Short Introduction explores how politics is practised on the African continent, providing an overview of the different states and their systems. It...

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Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt

Michael T. Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1706 words.

Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt, was born on 15 June 1879 in Samanud, in the Gharbiyya province of Egypt's Nile delta, where his father was a timber merchant. He...

Appiah, Joseph Emmanuel [Joe] (1918–1990), politician in Ghana

Richard Rathbone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1066 words.

Appiah, Joseph Emmanuel [Joe] (1918–1990), politician in Ghana, was born in Kumasi, Gold Coast, on 16 November 1918, the son of James W. K. Appiah, schoolmaster, and his wife, Adoma. He...

Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal

P. S. Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; African History; African Politics. 1237 words.

Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal, was born in 1865 or 1866 in the Umvoti division of the British colony of Natal. He was the son of the chief Mancinza (also...

Chirwa, Orton Edgar Ching'oli (1919–1992), lawyer and politician in Nyasaland and Malawi

Andrew C. Ross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 985 words.

Chirwa, Orton Edgar Ching'oli (1919–1992), lawyer and politician in Nyasaland and Malawi, was born near Nkhata Bay, Nyasaland, the son of Yesaya Mafananiso Chirwa (1881–1955) and Maggie...

Democracy in Africa

Ian Taylor.

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics; African Politics; African History. 4139 words.

Modern Africa’s first formalized liberal democracies came with various legislatures left behind by the colonialists. Yet soon after independence, most new African leaders enforced their own...

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Duncan, Sir Patrick (1870–1943), politician in South Africa and governor-general of the Union of South Africa

Deborah Lavin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 2895 words.

Duncan, Sir Patrick (1870–1943), politician in South Africa and governor-general of the Union of South Africa, was born on his father's remote farm at Fortrie, in King Edward parish,...

Introduction to Africa and its politics

Ian Taylor.

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics; African Politics; African History. 2796 words.

Africa is a continent of over a billion people, yet questions of underdevelopment, malgovernance, and a form of political life based upon patronage are characteristic of many African...

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Katilungu, Lawrence Chola (1914–1961), trade unionist and politician in Northern Rhodesia

Hugh Macmillan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1326 words.

Katilungu, Lawrence Chola (1914–1961), trade unionist and politician in Northern Rhodesia, was born in the northern province of Northern Rhodesia in January 1914. A member of the royal clan...