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ALI MAZRUI'S EXPOSITION



Ali Mazrui

Ali Mazrui is one of Africa's greatest intellectuals. 
He began his academic career at the University of Makerere in Uganda, where he served as a Professor of Political Science. He also served as the Director of the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan.

Mazrui was also a Visiting Scholar at some of the best universities in the world including Stanford 5, he was selected as the 73rd topmost intellectual person in the world on the list of Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Prospect Magazine of the UK and Foreign Policy magazine of the United States of America.
University, The University of Chicago, Oxford University, and Harvard University. In 200

He was influenced by Kwame Nkrumah's ideas of Pan-Africanism and Consciencism, which formed the backbone of his discussion on Africa's Triple Heritage (Africanity, Islam and Christianity).

In Ali Mazrui’s article titled "Nkrumah: The Leninist Czar" published in 1966, he appreciated Nkrumah's vision for Africa and his ability to inspire Ghanaian Nationalism.
He viewed Nkrumah as a visionary leader who designed appropriate strategies to achieve his goals. However, he said Nkrumah was carried away by his personality.
J.B Danqua
Nkrumah's failings to Mazrui, came from the tragedy of his domestic excesses.

Assessing Nkrumah's rise to power on the basics of his organizational skills, anchored on masses orientation, Mazrui blamed him for becoming overtly elitist after using the masses of Ghana to gain power on the platform of the Convention People's Party (CPP).
He condemned Nkrumah for his policy of harassing and persecuting his opponents.
JB Danqua one of the leaders that invited Nkrumah home from London and made him the Secretary General of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) was imprisoned by Nkrumah.
He died in detention.

Ghana was clearly a one-party state from independence making Nkrumah's presidency a dictatorship.

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