The Influence of Pan Africanism on Africa’s International Relations, 1945–1965
Equatorial Journal of History and International Relations 2018; 1(1): 13-21
9 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 27, 2018
As a philosophy, Pan Africanism represents the historical, cultural, spiritual, scientific, and philosophical legacies of Africans from past times to the present. It as a system that traces its history from ancient period, and promotes values that are the product of the African civilization, foreign policies, and the struggles against slavery, racism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. It aimed at encouraging and strengthening bonds of solidarity and unity between all people of African descent and thus has numerous impacts in the African continent. The thrust of this study, however, is to examine the influence of Pan Africanism on Africa’s international relations from 1945 to 1965. This work will showcase how Pan Africanism affected the behavior, interactions and foreign policies and relations of African states during the period under review.
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