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With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning. Instead, they have experienced have brought nothing but economic misery, famine, senseless civil wars, wanton destruction, flagrant violations of human rights and brutal repression. Africa Betrayed is a powerful attack on the dictators who have ruined an entire continent. ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 15th 1993 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published November 15th 1992)
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I had the pleasure of being slightly acquainted with Dr. Ayittey; as this book proves, he writes cogently and powerfully. The tale is, in many ways, depressing in the dashing of hopes of post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa by so many brutal, thuggish "Big Man" dictators. Sadly, two decades after it was written, the story is little changed. A must read for those who want to understand Africa's predicament.