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By Mueni wa Muiu, Guy Martin

This booklet takes a multidisciplinary and long term old viewpoint to check the evolution of African political platforms and associations. It ranges from Antiquity (Egypt, Kush, and Axum) to the current, with a specific concentrate on the destruction of those political platforms and associations via successive exogenous approaches, together with the Atlantic slave alternate, imperialism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism or globalization.

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Egyptian traders reached as far south as the land of Punt and Axum (modern day Somalia and Ethiopia). By 2500 BCE, trade from the Red Sea to the land of Punt brought back myrrh, ebony, and metal, which added to the state’s wealth. By the Sixth Dynasty, the pharaohs further developed trade through the conquest and control of Nubia. Pharaoh Pepi I conscripted Nubians in the royal army to protect its northern borders. It was the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh (Tutmosi 1) who penetrated furthest south to Kurgus, four hundred miles south of Meroe.

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