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By Sam Mbah

African Anarchism covers quite a lot of issues, together with anarchistic components in conventional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's monetary and political improvement, the lintering social, political, and fiscal results of colonialism, the improvement of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a potential technique of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.

African Anarchism covers quite a lot of issues, together with anarchistic components in conventional African socieites, African communalism, Africa's monetary and political improvement, the lintering social, political, and fiscal results of colonialism, the advance of "African socialism, the failure of "African socialism, and a potential technique of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.

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17 But having said that, it's still worthwhile to elucidate the parallels between anarchism and marxism. Conor McLoughlin outlines some of them: "Both systems were founded on the idea of historical materialism, both accepted the class struggle, both were socialist in the sense of being opposed to private property in the means of production. They differed in that Bakuninism refused to accept the state under any circumstances whatever, that it rejected politics or parliamentary action, and that it was founded on the principle of liberty as against that of authority.

Class war conducted by direct industrial methods at the point of production, including the general strike, the boycott, and sabotage (as opposed to electoral political methods) is held out as the principal syndicalist weapon. E. ,,25 Proceeding from this standpoint, syndicalists aim at using the strike as a means of undermining and eventually overthrowing capitalism, not simply as a means of securing better working conditions and wages. The ultimate expression of the strike as a weapon is the general strike (a total work stoppage in all services and industries), the aim of which is to paralyze the capitalist system.

Pp. 65 and 66. 1 The territory that lies between the Sahara Desert and the tropical rain forest is the home of a variety of peoples. Between Senegal and Gambia live the Wolor and Tukulor, while between Gambia and the River Niger Valley live the Soninke, Mandigo, Khran, Tuareg, Ashanti, Banbara, and Djula. The Songhai dominate the middle Niger area, and the Masai inhabit the Upper Volta basin. Across the river in what is presently northwestern and north-central Nigeria live the HausaFulani, while the Kanuri live in the northeast.

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