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Africa in International Affairs in the Twentieth Century    NEW!

The main focus will be on the Cold War era, but we will begin with an analysis of Africa's importance in international affairs since 1900. We will examine the Italian intervention in Ethiopia in 1890s, the Boer War, the French conquest of Morocco and the Italian of Libya; the impact of World War I and Versailles on the continent and the growth of Communist influence. Students will learn about the impact of Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1930s, the Depression of 1930s and World War II, followed by the growth of African nationalism and the Non-Aligned Movement in the 1950s.  The competition between USA and USSR in the 1960s, Rhodesian UDI, the Nigerian Civil War, the conflict in Lusophone Africa in the 1970s and 1980s will be discussed. Then we shall explore structural Adjustment in 1980s, Apartheid in South Africa, the impact of the end of Communism in the 1990s, Africa's "second independence" in the 1990s, and UN/US intervention in Somalia. 


Africa in International Affairs in the Twentieth Century (HUMN049) NEW!

  • Instructor: David Throup
  • Day of the week: F, Times: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. 
  • Dates: 4/23/2021 - 5/28/2021  
  • Sessions: 6      
  • Fee: $66.00     
  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 20
  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom.
  • Enrolled members will receive an enrollment reminder with the link: one week before the first class and one day before each class in this course.
  • *If you enroll in this course on 4/23/2021 you will need to contact the OLLI office to receive the link to join us online. 
  • Click HERE for Zoom Instructions and Tips.
  • *Our classes are not recorded due to copyright and privacy regulations. 

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