"THE neo-colonialism of today represents imperialism in its final and perhaps its most dangerous stage."
The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State
which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the
outward trappings of international sovereignty. In
reality its economic system and thus its political policy is
directed from outside.
Kwame Nkrumah's non-alignment quote:
"We face neither East nor West;
We face forward"
Neo-Colonialism... "Some of these methods used by neo-colonialists to slip past our guard must now be examined. The first is retention by the departing colonialists of various kinds of privileges which infringe on our sovereignty: that of setting up military bases or stationing troops in former colonies and the supplying of ‘advisers’ of one sort or another. Sometimes a number of ‘rights’ are demanded: land concessions, prospecting rights for minerals and/or oil..."