The course examine the origins, nature and problems of African Politics. problems of colonialism, neo-colonialism and apartheid. succession to power, military rule and many others. Africa's lingering dependence on the former metropolis, and Africa in international politics. The formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) to liberate Africa from colonial subjugation, and later the formation of the African Union (AU) to help fast track economic development. Efforts towards sub-regional political, and economic  integration through the instrumentality of sub-regional international organizations such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the defunct East African Common Market.