African Don decries unnecessary attachment to colonial structures
Dr Duncan(Right) and Insa Nolte President African Studies Association of the UK
London, Oct. 24, 2017 (AltAfrika)– A leading University lecturer in Kenya, Doctor Duncan Omanga is worried that the continued dependence of African nations on their respective colonial masters is preventing strong relationship among member states and as such negatively affecting the development of the continent.
In an exclusive interview with Alternativeafrika in London, Dr Duncan of the MOI University in Kenya said such connection has polarised African countries along regional sentiment at the expense of a common African interest.
He argued that such unnecessary attachment to the colonial structures had rendered the Organisation of African Union (AU) ineffective in its role to chat a common front for Africa in world affairs.
He said” if you look at francophone, much of their trade is with France. If you look at countries that were colonised by Britain, they have very strong connections with Britain. This in my opinion is a form of continue colonialism”
Below is the full interview with Dr Duncan who was the guest lecturer at the 2017 Mary Kingsley Zochonis Lecture organised by the African Studies Association of the UK in London.