History and Politics Section

The History and Politics Section offers students the interpretive tools with which they may try to appreciate the past and the present. The courses of the section not only enable students to set contemporary political problems in their historical perspective, but also furnish them to approach the study of the past with the conceptual rigor derived from political science. Taking together, the History and Politics Section aims to bring together two kindred, though distinct, disciplines to form a coherent and stimulating program. Offerings are grouped into four broad areas: Development Politics and Theories, Political Economy, Government and Politics in Africa, and African Historiography and Methodology. The special feature of the section is its interdisciplinarity.


  • AFST 603 Theories of Development in Africa
  • AFST 605 Government and Politics in Early Post dependent Africa
  • AFST 504 Issues in African Development
  • AFST 606 Military in African Politics
  • AFST 621 African Historiography and Methodology
  • AFST 623 The Slave Trade and Africa
  • AFST 626 Colonial Rule and African Responses


Dr. Kojo Opoku Aidoo, Senior Research Fellow.

Dr. Richard Asante, Senior Research Fellow.

Dr. Ebenezer Ayesu, Senior Research Fellow and Research Coordinator of the section.

Dr. Samuel A. Ntewusu, Research Fellow

Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot, Research Fellow

Dr. Michael Whyte Kpessa, Research Fellow

Dr. Edem Adotey, Research Fellow

Dr. Obodai Torto, Research Fellow