Political myths of the African Great Lakes region

Wioleta Gierszewska

Abstract

Political myth in the region is used by the politicians and rebels alike. Through the suitable planet of mythology they all try to gain and retain their power and financial profits. In other words, political mythology of the African Great Lakes is largely serving the interests of not only the states and nations, but also small groups that hold both political and economic power, as well as organised criminal groups. This kind of mythology is, therefore, characteristic of poor, underdeveloped countries troubled by conflicts. While the political superpowers use myths to justify their control over others, poorer nations use them to explain failures and social inequalities. Importantly, political myth of this region should not be perceived only negatively. We should remember that thanks to the faith in myth the continent shook off the yoke of colonialism. Without a doubt, nowadays, in the era of globalisation, this area needs new challenges, the new political myths which will guarantee the process of integration of the local communities. The good knowledge of this sphere of reality will allow us, the representatives of different civilisation, to better understand the political and economic dimension of the modern-day changes in the region of the African Great Lakes.
Author Wioleta Gierszewska (FSS / IPS / DPT)
Wioleta Gierszewska,,
- Division of Political Theory
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development, ISSN , e-ISSN 2456-6470, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol3
No4
Pages77-82
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishpolitical myth, political culture, decolonisation, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
URL https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd23599.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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