Colonialists didn’t fail to root out Africa’s tribal politics. They created it.
In the West, rulers used notions of race to subjugate black people. In Africa, they used ethnicity. Ethnic voting is seen by many as being rooted in ancient allegiances, but it is as old as colonialism. Credit: US Embassy/Idika Onyukwu. Standing in line at a Nairobi polling station to cast my ballot in Kenya’s 2017...
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