The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman.
A civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT), the CIA allegedly invaded and dabbled in African affairs in a way unimaginable, sowing mayhem and anarchy.
The covert maneuverings of the CIA extensively influenced politics on the continent during the cold war period leading to years of mayhem and chaos on the continent which slowed the continent’s development and economic independence.
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In this article, therefore, Face2face Africa looks at four ways the CIA allegedly meddled and sowed anarchy on the continent.