The African Colonial Problem and the Quest for Political Solution: Analysis of Nigeria’s Roles at the United Nations

Authors

  • Aderemi Opeyemi Ade-Ibijola Department of Politics University of KwaZulu Natal

Abstract

The paper examines the political roles played by the Nigerian state toward resolving the African colonial problem. It argues that Nigeria participated actively in the quest for political solution to the African colonial problem between the period of its own independence in 1960, and the formal democratic transition in South Africa in 1994.The paper analyses Nigeria’s political roles in the anti- colonial discourses in the United Nations and submits that these roles was pivotal in African decolonization struggle

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Published

2015-08-24

How to Cite

Ade-Ibijola, A. O. (2015). The African Colonial Problem and the Quest for Political Solution: Analysis of Nigeria’s Roles at the United Nations. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(4). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJHSS/article/view/2877

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