The purpose of this paper was to understand colonization in terms of its effect on
Kenya’s involvement in the global economy. This was done by analyzing trade export
information of Kenya’s cash crop, tea, as well as the colonial history of Kenya. The dataset, collected from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOSTAT), was analyzed through Tableau. This was done to understand the overall trend of Kenya’s tea exports and offer up an idea of what the future entails for the country. However, the research shows that even with the upward trend of tea growth, the ghost of Kenya’s colonial leader is still involved in the country’s economy and people are affected.
This thesis is meant to examine how Zimbabwe became an authoritarian nation. A
country is not predestined toward democracy or dictatorship. Rather, there are multiple complexities throughout a country’s history that need to be addressed in order to assess what led to the nation’s current state of affairs.
ZANU-PF is currently the ruling party of Zimbabwe and it has been since the country’s independence in 1980. Although the country is constitutionally democratic, Robert Mugabe ruled the country for nearly thirty years, only to be ousted in a military coup. Mugabe oversaw a number of questionable policy moves and guided the country through constitutional reform wherein he was able to secure more power. Fellow party member and former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeded Mugabe. The political future of the country still remains unclear.