JSS  Vol.3 No.10 , October 2015
From America to Africa: A Parallel in the Colonial and Federal Experiences
Author(s) Didier Kombieni*
ABSTRACT
The present article aims at exhibiting similarities within the colonial experiences and the federal experiences of America and Africa, despite the disparities with the two processes, then pointing out the stepping of the African countries despite their moving from the Organization of the African Unity (OAU) to the African Union (AU). In effect, this change could just be seen as an awkward imitation of the American successful federal process, from the Articles of Confederation to the United States of America, since America had been senior in that process. From then, further research might decide to project what Africans could use as a frame of reference in their American equivalent concerning the search for an integrated society, and an accepted democracy among the separate and equal nations.

Cite this paper
Kombieni, D. (2015) From America to Africa: A Parallel in the Colonial and Federal Experiences. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 18-23. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.310003.
References
[1]   Mellon, A (1998) An Outline of American History. US Information Agency, Washington DC.

[2]   Thomas, P. (1983) Common Sense. Ed. Aubier Montaigne, Paris.

[3]   Dumont, R. (1979) Black Africa Has Had a Bad Start. Edition Seuil, Paris.

[4]   Pope John Paul II (1979) Speech Delivered in Cote d’Ivoire. Broadcast by RFI on April 4th, 2005.

 
 
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