IRS 308: International Politics of Africa

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. discuss the imperative of Africa’s participation in international organizations, such as the

UN and the WTO;

  • explain the necessity of forming the African Union;
  • identify the necessity of forging bilateral and multilateral economic  and diplomatic relations with the outside world;
  • explain the need to establish the African Development Bank (ADB); and
  • appreciate Africa’s quest for a permanent seat on the Security Council.
Course Contents

The relationships between Africa, and the Great Powers and Africa and International Organizations. The establishment of the African Development Bank (ADB) to reduce poverty. Foreign bilateral and multilateral economic and diplomatic relations with the outside world. The quest for one or two permanent seats on the Security Council of the United Nations (UN).