In a sense, this could be seen as an African nation rejecting the supervision of first-world powers. Ever since the independence that African countries fought for in the 20th century, it has been a struggle to separate their own politics and struggles from their previous colonizers. Similar to how African-Americans try to make their own individual voice in a society dominated by White media, African nations attempt to separate themselves from their past selves and present a new, independent exterior. Though it does not always seem to work, especially since many places still rely on foreign aid, it is important for these African nations to make their own steps forward into the modern world.
It is hard to tell in this complicated political scene whether the supervision from other countries truly comes from a place of concern, or if it is another way of trying to gain control over Africa. As Neo-Colonialism becomes a common term, it is obvious that the world is becoming aware of a less than desirable situation between African nations and the Western world. Through economics and politics, invisible boundaries are being redrawn. It takes the effort of these African nations to stop the segregation to resurge, and maintain their presence on the global stage without alteration from European powers.
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