Why is Africa underdeveloped today?

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    Well for starters, it isn't because of "African ïnferiority," so called low IQs or Africans having an inability to capitalize off of the "good" things that Europe left in Africa, its because of neocolonialism by Western countries and a select group of corrupt Africans willing to do their bidding. Not surprising, these corrupt Africans were almost always part of the elite group of Western educated Africans under European colonial control. The following link shows some insight into this subject:

    Neocolonialism - Bibliography


    Key points


    * Neocolonialism can be defined as the continuation of the economic model of colonialism after a colonized territory has achieved formal political independence. This concept was applied most commonly to Africa in the latter half of the twentieth century. European countries had colonized most of the continent in the late nineteenth century, instituting a system of economic exploitation in which African raw materials, particularly cash crops and minerals, were expropriated and exported to the sole benefit of the colonizing power. The idea of neocolonialism, however, suggests that when European powers granted nominal political independence to colonies in the decades after World War II, they continued to control the economies of the new African countries.


    * According to Rodney and Amin, European countries, and increasingly the United States, dominated the economies of African countries through neocolonialism in several ways. After independence, the main revenue base for African countries continued to be the export of raw materials; this resulted in the underdevelopment of African economies, while Western industries thrived. A good example of this process is the West African cocoa industry in the 1960s: during this time, production increased rapidly in many African countries; overproduction, however, led to a reduction in the selling price of cocoa worldwide. Neocolonial theorists therefore proclaimed that economies based on the production of cash crops such as cocoa could not hope to develop, because the world system imposes a veritable ceiling on the revenue that can be accrued from their production. Likewise, the extraction and export of minerals could not serve to develop an African economy, because minerals taken from African soil by Western-owned corporations were shipped to Europe or America, where they were turned into manufactured goods, which were then resold to African consumers at value-added prices.


    A second method of neocolonialism, according to the theory's adherents, was foreign aid. The inability of their economies to develop after independence soon led many African countries to enlist this aid. Believers in the effects of neocolonialism feel that accepting loans from Europe or America proved the link between independent African governments and the exploitative forces of former colonizers. They note as evidence that most foreign aid has been given in the form of loans, bearing high rates of interest; repayment of these loans contributed to the underdevelopment of African economies because the collection of interest ultimately impoverished African peoples.

    The forces of neocolonialism did not comprise former colonial powers alone, however. Theorists also saw the United States as an increasingly dominant purveyor of neocolonialism in Africa. As the Cold War reached its highest tensions at roughly the same time that most African countries achieved independence, many theorists believed that the increasing levels of American aid and intervention in the affairs of independent African states were designed to keep African countries within the capitalist camp and prevent them from aligning with the Soviet Union.



    Fanon took much of the basis for neocolonialism for granted, seeing the exploitative tendencies of Western countries as inherent to their capitalist nature. He saw no place for Africa in this system. The African petty bourgeoisie, which had received power from the exiting colonial government, was the primary cause of neocolonialism in Africa. Fanon believed that the Africans who took power at the time of independence had been favored by European powers because they were willing to effect a smooth transition from colonialism to neocolonialism. Since they were generally of the Western-educated middle class who had in many ways benefited from the colonial system, they had the most to gain from a continuation of colonial economic policies. Fanon accused them of collaborating with the colonial power to ensure that the interests of both would continue to be met after the declaration of formal political independence; this class of Africans had betrayed the masses on whose backs the various nationalist movements had been borne. In order to achieve complete and final independence for African countries, "a rapid step must be taken from national consciousness to political and social consciousness" by the masses in order to check the power of the governing class, which had merely replaced the colonial administration as the most direct exploiters of African people. Violent revolution was the only means to drive oppressive neocolonial forces from the world. Fanon's ideology was supported by several political actors in Africa, including Amilcar Cabral of Guinea-Bissau, who warred against a deeply entrenched Portuguese colonial regime until his assassination in 1974.



    There you have it, the total truth. The Bass would like to see those looney white supremacists who believe that so called low African IQ and African inferiority and inability to govern and take of self is the truth, or just white supremacist manufactured garbage used as a smoke screen for whats really going on.
     
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    Stop trolling and address the facts, Africa is not a continent of mudhuts you jackass.
     
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    yet they managed to give one weapon the distinction of killing the most of mankind.


    And while they may not be ignorant, they have shown a love for violence beyond the everyday trivialities.
     
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    Africa is in the shape it is because of its history is, of course, true.

    Everyplace is in the shape it is because of its history.

    Colonialism is but one part of the tragic formula which makes Africa what it is today.

    Add a number of pernicious human diseases and parsites to the mix. Add topography, and add climate, too.

    Northern Africa has been a ever growing evironmental mess, for example, since Roman, times.

    So add the steady growth of the northern deserts as part of the explanation for why the place is so damned empoverished.

    Colonialism probably didn't help, but plenty of places in the world were colonialized far more explotively and are doing just fine, now, thank you very much.
     
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    Africia is still being raped and plundered by their former european colonial masters
     
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    Name these places that were far more colonized more exploitatively but are doing just fine.
     
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    -lasting droughts, corrupt governments, uneducated cowardly masses, and a lack of outside investments?


    So, basically only outsiders are smart enough to capitalize on the available resources?

    It it's a select few, then why do not the masses rebel? You do recall America trying to help depose such warlords, right? The masses sided with their dictator.


    It seems that you're always eager to pklace the responsibility for the suffering of blacks anywhere but at the feet of the lacks. Face it, Africa only succeeded when it was of use to Europe. ON their own, the negroids are incapable of civilization.


    You think you're special?

    Evidently they suck as business men.

    and? This is a surprise to you?

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    The Africans must learn to process the goods themselves or go without the finished product. Hell, we did the same shit to China and now they have us over a barrel. Oh wait, Mongoloids are smarter on average than Negroids... :rolleyes:
    Do you support ending all aid to Africa? Good to know

    You should talk to Agna


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    Why is Africa underdeveloped? Because the natives are incapable of even organising a piss-up in a brewery. Look at Zimbabwe as a case in point. Zim was, until recently known as the breadbasket of Africa. Its farming industry was second to none. Now, having kicked out the white farmers, the once fertile acres are turning into arid wastelands and Zim is no longer a producer of food and the natives are starving. They are fuckwits.
     
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    Chuckie..please...you spend all yo damn time worrying about shit that isn't any of your business. Unless you have questions about your own sexuality or have a queer kid gays do not impact your life.

    You say ignorant crap on every thread you impose on my eyes.

    You want serious talk about serious issues?

    Then engage without the wack pregedices you revel in.

    I don't believe you want to do anything more than present your wierd scew on the ways of the world. That makes you a joke to me and fair game for joking about your threads.

    You are performing a valuable service for serious folks that put themselves in stressfull situations and come to the internet to blow off steam. Please never change.
     
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