Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Nigerian state, Igbo genocide and the Africom

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, “The Nigerian state, Igbo genocide and the Africom”, Tensões Mundiais/World Tensions, Vol 17, No 13, December 2012, pp 155-168.

In “The Nigerian state, Igbo genocide and Africom” (see link below), Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe critically examines the Igbo genocide, the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, and its consequences on contemporary Africa. The results have been catastrophic. Ekwe-Ekwe demonstrates the glaring inability of the state in Africa to fulfil its basic role to the peoples and concludes that the way out for Africa is for constituent peoples to construct democratic and extensively decentralised new states that guarantee and safeguard human rights and freedom for the people and individual.

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