African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the by Daniel Don Nanjira

By Daniel Don Nanjira

African statehood predates that of Europe, in addition to the remainder of Western civilization, and but through implementing Western values on Africa and its peoples, eu colonialism destroyed Africa's paradigm of statehood besides its price platforms that have been perfect for this majestic continent. This two-volume e-book presents a accomplished survey of the problems and occasions that experience formed Africa from remotest antiquity to the current, and serves because the starting place of Africa's diplomacy, international relations, and overseas policy.The first quantity of African overseas coverage and international relations from Antiquity to the twenty first Century discusses the determinants of Africa's international relations from antiquity to the 18th century; the second one quantity addresses the additional advancements of its international coverage from the nineteenth to the twenty first century.

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This is because Africa matters. Fragmentation The paradox of fragmentation shows that Africa, the second largest continent on Earth (second only to Asia), is the most fragmented—a reality that was imposed on Africa during its colonization. Africa measures 11,725,385 square miles (30,368,609 square kilometers), including the adjacent islands in the Atlantic and Pacific. And yet Africa has 53 states, including Western Sahara as a dependence of Morocco, or 54 states with 28 African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the 21st Century the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as recognized by the African Union in the early 1980s (however, Morocco has not recognized SADR but claims it as part of Morocco).

34 African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy from Antiquity to the 21st Century These developments further led to the maturation and diversification in methods of governance and government in Egypt and elsewhere, including in other parts of Africa where city-states were born. , ruled, protected, defended, and provided for) by a smaller group of people who were charged with the important responsibility of governing. Thus, this small political unit had to enjoy a certain amount of cohesiveness, independence, and sovereignty within the borders of the territory they called a city—their city.

That city-state was formed when two kingdoms of Egypt, one in the north and the other in the south, merged or were united into one political unit, to form a city-state. Interestingly, that first ever city-state was born on the peripheries of Mesopotamia—the birthplace of civilization! Proximity to this novel way of living, born within the Great Valley between (‘‘meso’’ in Greek) two rivers (‘‘potamia’’), the Tigris and the Euphrates (where modern-day Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran, Lebanon, and Iraq are located) had a tremendous impact on the neighboring regions of the world.

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