UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: My Hands Are Clean
Do you want to understand the root causes of underdevelopment in Africa and discover practical solutions to tackle these issues? Look no further than “Underdevelopment in Africa: My Hands Are Clean,” a research book which addressed the responsibility of the African people about what is happening in their content.
This captivating and insightful book will take you on a journey through Africa’s history, politics, and socio-economic landscape. You will gain a deeper understanding of the slave trade, corruption, brain drain, religious violence, and other issues that have held back our continent for far too long.
This book isn’t just about identifying problems. It’s about taking action and finding tangible solutions. You’ll be inspired by the stories of remarkable leaders like Thomas Sankara and Ken Saro-Wiwa, who have fought to bring about change in their countries. You’ll also learn about practical initiatives, like Nollywood, as an example of local initiatives to promote self-reliance and economic growth.
“Underdevelopment in Africa: My Hands Are Clean” isn’t just another book. It’s a rallying cry for all Africans who are determined to make a difference. It’s a roadmap toward a brighter future for our continent. How clean are your hands about the underdevelopment in the African continent?
Chapter Three: Are Europeans To Blame For Africa’s Underdevelopment?
To say that the European powers have hindered the development of Africa can be debatable and it will make some sense. But to believe that the development of Africa is the Europeans’ responsibility will be the joke of all time.
Although the underdevelopment of a country cannot be isolated from its economic performance, it’s even impossible to explain the economic development in a place without including such fundamental elements as the social/political and cultural reality in the same place.
Similarly, it would be difficult to understand the underdevelopment of a place without first having a clue about development or economic development, as the subject matter often implies.
Turning back to underdevelopment, it can be argued that it is not the direct opposite of development or economic development, since every people in all stages of human history has had one form of development or another. Yes, various economic activities are going on in all parts of Africa, even at this minute. There are the productions of goods and services in different African cities and villages.
The point is that the capacity of the produced goods and services is far too low and abnormal, concerning the available human and natural resources, in nearly all African countries.
And these same goods and services do not meet the needs of the local people much less for exports outside Africa, so that the local people can get a good return from their labor, like in the case of most Europeans who sell their goods to Africans and take back the money to boost their own local economies.