Title of Talk
“Military Regimes: The Question of African Governance and Development”
There have been
a succession of military coups recently occurring in West Africa. Burkina Faso,
Guinea and Mali have seen the installation of military regimes while an
abortive coup took place in Guinea-Bissau.
Adeyinka Makinde will be examining the wave of present-day coups and comparing them with the many coups which took place in Africa during the post-independence era from the 1960s to the 1980s. He will be explaining why military coups have occurred and whether they can ever be helpful in birthing the conditions which would lead to a level of economic development and the creation of political institutions which would secure for African nations the sort of genuine independence which has eluded them.
Adeyinka Makinde trained for the law as a barrister and is a lecturer in law. He is an author and writer whose span of essays includes global security issues and the history of military governments in Africa. He has served as a programme consultant and provided expert commentary for BBC World Service Radio, China Radio International and the Voice of Russia. He is the son of an African father and mother from the Caribbean.
© Adeyinka Makinde (2022).