The African state continues to attract academic interest of significant diversity. To some, the political happenings are not only unique but intriguing, others, the economic structure remains fragile, while to others, and the cultural fluidity remains a critical lens in understanding Africa.

The post-independence period was to usher high expectations among African people whose alienation in the colonial political economy was to be put to rest. Political liberalization was to advance the material conditions of the people.

The African state has evolved through colonial conquest and monopolization. This was characterized by discrimination, alienation and humiliation of the indigenous. Independence then was expected to bring to an end the abject poverty, backwardness and deprivation.

The jury is out and academic discourse is intense on the performance of the African state. Therefore, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Nairobi invites you to a lecture by Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, USA. In addition, this lecture brings new insights to the debate with renowned academicians, namely: Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, Governor of Kisumu County and Prof. Peter Wanyande, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi.

Topic: “Post – Independence Governance in Africa: Trends and Lessons Learnt.”

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:00pm