Africa in War and Peace

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Nova Publishers, 2001 - Social Science - 217 pages
For three decades, since the sixties, military coups became a ritual of African politics. They consist of self-perpetuating incidents, which spilled into the 1990's, though on a much smaller scale. This book is a chronological sequence of these events in West Africa. The focus is on the coups in sub-Saharan Africa during these turbulent decades, and what can be done to stop them in Africa's quest for democracy. The author chronicles his service with the God Coast Regiment in World War Two as well as in the Civil Service of the Gold Coast and Ghana. Contents: Maps of Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia and of the Gold Coast/Ghana; Pre-War Recollections; Soldier Days-to the Northern Frontier District of Kenya; Lance Corporal Sulley Bazabarimi gets his Rifle Butt Nicked; Into Abyssinia via Italian Somaliland; A Voyage to Brighton Belle; Into Abyssinia; The Battle of Uaddara; To Addis Abada-eventually, Postscript: Back to the Gold Coast and Soldier Days Finish; My Invitation into the Work of a District Commissioner; A Look Back in History; British and French Systems of Colonial Rule Compared; District Commissioner, Juaso; Life in the Secretariat; Nkrumah Arrives; Public Relations and Civi
 

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Contents

PreWar Recollections
3
Soldier Days To the Northern Frontier District of Kenya
9
Lance Corporal Sulley Bazabarimi Gets His Rifle Butt Nicked
19
To Abyssinia via Italian Somaliland
23
A Voyage on the Brighton Belle
31
Into Abyssinia
37
The Battle of Uaddara
41
To Addis Ababa Eventually and Soldier Days Finish
47
First General Election 1951 and Nkrumahs First Government
113
Nkrumahs Motion of Destiny and General Election of 1954
123
General Election of 1956 and Independence 1957
129
Secretary to the Regional Commissioner Northern Region
137
The Party Becomes the Government and Nkrumah Pursues a Policy of Jet Propulsion
145
Ghana Becomes a Republic
151
The Dawn Broadcast
157
Work and Happiness
163

Photos
57
Part II
69
My Initiation into the Work of a District Commissioner
71
A Look Back in History
75
British and French Systems of Colonial Rule Compared
79
District Commissioner Juaso
85
Life in the Secretariat
97
Nkrumah Arrives
101
Public Relations and Civic Development Officer Northern Territories
109
Nkrumah and Africa
171
The Failure of National Socialism
173
What Happened in the Regions
181
Nkrumah is Overthrown
185
The Second Republic the National Redemption Council the Supreme Military Council the Third Republic Flightlieutenant Jerry John Rawlings and th...
191
Critical Reflections
199
Index
211
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