Decolonization and Transfer of Power, Problems at Independence, and Political
Instability (pages 169-183)
Policy Changes After Independence (pages 183-200)
Write a summary/reaction of your selected topic above. (1.5 spacing, 800 word minimum)
Write a summary/reaction style paper reviewing What Went Wrong in Independent Africa? (pages 200-206).
(1.5 spacing, 800 word minimum)
View Basil Davidson’s Africa – Program 8: The Legacy (provided through Canvas) and compose a video reflection paper (450 word minimum).
Google search a few articles on the topics “Liberia: The Crimes of Charles Taylor” and “Liberia: The Leadership of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.”
Answer the following questions. You should write at least one paragraph for each question:
- How would you describe the record and impact of Charles Taylor?
- How would you describe the record and impact of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf?
- What makes the process of independence so difficult and problematic?