By Olayiwola Abegunrin
In this twenty-first century, Africa has develop into an incredible resource of the United States’ power imports and the world's typical assets. It has additionally develop into the epicenter of the world’s lethal wellbeing and fitness epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of many battlegrounds within the struggle opposed to terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa best the continent, Africa has turn into an important participant to be reckoned with within the international affairs.
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1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin 10 Africa in Global Politics Under the Union government, the Republic firmly established a master-servant relationship between the blacks and whites. 21 The institutionalization of apartheid laid the foundation of a legally segregated society in South Africa. The National Party set up a Special Committee to produce a comprehensive policy document on the philosophy of the minority in government. The Committee submitted a Report that the Africans were not entitled to political and equal social rights with the whites, and that a process of separate development should be encouraged.
Black South Africans were also denied equal access to social services and economic resources. 25 The Homelands policy initiated by the apartheid regime generated frustration and resentment from the African population. 1057/9780230623903 - Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century, Olayiwola Abegunrin Nigeria and Liberation of South Africa 11 Self-Government Act of 1959 stratified the land area allocated to Africans into ten Homelands, and Africans, regardless of domicile, experience, or desire, were made to belong to any of the ten Homelands.
As a result, several discriminatory laws which laid the foundations for the Bantustan policy were enacted by the white racist regime to disenfranchise the non-whites in South Africa, mostly Africans. ” The discriminatory laws promulgated between 1948 and 1958 following the institutionalization of apartheid best illustrated this strategy. These included the Group Areas Act, which provides for total residential segregation between the different races. 24 Through these obnoxious and other repressive laws that were subsequently enacted, the African majority in South Africa were subjected to all manners of indignities and denied their fundamental human and civil rights.
Africa in Global Politics in the Twenty-First Century: A Pan-African Perspective by Olayiwola Abegunrin