During the 1960s, independence swept Africa like fire on the savannah. As country after country threw off the yoke of imperialism and colonialism, nationalism and self-determination rose to replace them. Many intellectuals, economists, and philosophers, in both Africa and the more developed countries, firmly believed that the continent faced a brilliant future.
Diomande, Megna M.
"Strategy for Increased Stability in Africa,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 47
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol47/iss4/7