Carthage flourished from 1200 to 200 B.C. By 732 A.D, Europe stopped the Muslim advance, when African forces were already deep into France.
Few whites understand that trans-Saharan trade “ was as great an achievement as crossing the ocean. ” It brought in trade and literate Islamic culture, however iron tools came to Africa later than they came to Europe, so, technology and skills were more limited.
Queen Elizabeth I enjoyed the slave trade and gave a ship strangely named Jesus to go to Africa to steal more slaves.
Do whites think about how many blacks also died in those pointless African wars for yet more captives?
How developed would Britons be now, if they were forced instead to be some else ’ s slaves for centuries?
Finally there were all the shitty consumer goods Europe dumped on Africa, intentionally undercutting African industry and products.
Walter tells us “ it would actuall have been in the interest of capitalism to develop Africa ” which is why state-capitalist countries of the 60 ’ s and 70 ’ s instead stepped in to work with Africa like China, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union.
During the slave trade, one horse brought to Africa was worth 15 captives.
Slave trading for Africans had an extra cost because whites didn ’ t lways show up each year to buy them, due to their own wars and revolutions.
Europeans bought African resources like palm oil and ground nuts at crazy prices far below market value.
See Africa forced to become have destructive monocultures instead of food security – Sudan& Uganda= cotton, Tanzania= sisal, Senegal& Gambia= groundnuts, Liberia= rubber, Dahomey and Nigeria= palm oil, and “ two African colonies were told to grow nothing but peanuts. ” When Oxfam says, save the starving children of Africa, they won ’ t forget you those kids are starving because of the effects of olonialism and capitalism.
hink of Africa as three centuries of slavery with a chaser of one century of colonialism.
What is colonialism if it is indeed a system of ‘ foreign investment ’? ” In terms of lack of evelopment, think of Africans as needing more protein, doctors, engineers, agriculturalists, lawyers, administrators and even welders.
In 1980, this book ’ s author Walter is assassinated by a ar bomb; some clearly did not like what he had to ay on behalf of the resident of Africa.