By M. Houngnikpo
Matt Houngnikpo examines how household clash, financial stagnation, political instability, poverty and underdevelopment have plagued Africa for many years. He argues reversal of the political, fiscal and social plight of Africa lies in larger rules, reliable governance, and, extra importantly, a brand new kind of African chief and citizen.
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Feeling themselves to be the most advanced in the important areas of human endeavor, they assumed that all peoples should respect the same social ideals. Inasmuch as other peoples were unwilling or unable to adopt these ideals those were backward. There was no doubt that Europeans had, and still have, a higher standard of living. But it is also true that the “civilized” world attained this standard of living by exploiting the “backward” world. In his explanation of Europeans’ use of history to deny Africa a past, Markovitz eloquently states that: The denial of an African past was part of an effort at dehumanization.
The British found an important new supply in Africa in the Gold Coast (present day Ghana). ” A plantation was an economic unit consisting of a vast land, a sizable investment of capital, often owned by absentee Europeans, and a force of impressed labor, supplied by African slaves. Sugar, was one of the new crops produced with cheap labor at low cost that proved to have an inexhaustible market. The wealth accumulated along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe was by no means produced by the efforts of western Europeans.
Europeans targeted then Asia and the Pacific Islands. While Russia’s intention to conquer Siberia and China became obvious, Great Britain aimed at consolidating its gains in India and moving into China, Burma, and Malaysia. French explorers made their presence felt in Indochina. The French Navy settled in Tahiti in 1842, and in New Caledonia in 1853. For several years, France and Britain concentrated their efforts toward the Far East and the Pacific. In the meantime, bolder Europeans were trying to make contact with Africa on behalf of their governments.
Africa’s Elusive Quest for Development by M. Houngnikpo