About the book:
Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy with Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation. This work documents Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, the “scramble for Africa,” the missionary movement, and European colonialism. The book also reveals Ottawa’s opposition to anticolonial struggles, its support for apartheid South Africa and Idi Amin’s coup, and its role in ousting independence leaders Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah.
Based on an exhaustive look at the public record as well as on-the-ground research, Canada in Africa shows how the federal government pressed African countries to follow neoliberal economic prescriptions and sheds light on Canada’s part in the violence that has engulfed Somalia, Rwanda and the Congo, as well as how Canada’s indifference to climate change means a death sentence to ever-growing numbers of Africans.
The full synopsis can be found on www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/canada-in-africa.