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Traditional African economies in conflict with western capitalism

C.M. Pauw
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 17, No 2 | a525 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v17i2.525 | © 1996 C.M. Pauw | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 April 1996 | Published: 21 April 1996

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Abstract

Traditional Mrican economies  in conflict with western capitalism Some of  the fundamental differences between two  economic systems which, by  and large,  have  come  into  conflict with  one another  in Africa south  of the  Sahara  are  analised,  i e  traditional African  economies  and western, capitalist oriented  economies.  The  dire  economic  conditions prevailing  in Africa are the result,  to a  large extent,  of  a  long history of  exploitation and economic  disempowerment particularly  by  western  powers.  Not  all  the strategies and programs to  counter this poverty are equally appropriate or acceptable.  In  the  meantime  a  unique  coping  mechanism  is  developing, particularly within African Independent Churches which may provide some answers.

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