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Title:The scramble for Africa: a strategic policy framework
Author:Nwoke, Chibuzo N.ISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 0331-3646)
Volume:33
Issue:2
Pages:31-55
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:international economic relations
geopolitics
government policy
Abstract:For centuries, Africa has been forcefully integrated into the global economy mainly as a supplier of cheap labour and raw materials, entailing the draining of the continent's resources rather than their use for its development. Against the background of the 'old' scramble for Africa, this paper describes the forces, nature and purpose of the 'new' scramble for Africa as simply a new phase in the neocolonial exploitation of the critical resources and markets of the African continent by North American, European and Asian countries. The paper then outlines a framework of relevant strategic policy measures for dealing with the existing and new forces in the new scramble for Africa. It is averse to the idea of looking for ways to increase the benefits accruable from this exploitation, an orientation that will only reinforce compradorism and deepen Africa's dependency. Africa's strategic policy should focus on the elimination of imperialist exploitation. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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