Economic Development in Africa

  title={Economic Development in Africa},
  author={Godfrey Mwakikagile},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={308 - 309}
form it'. The first introductory part is accordingly devoted to a historical sketch of tropical Africa's encounter with Europe. Wisely, this is not a chronological account, but may be likened to a searchlight playing on some of the prominent features: early European attitudes with their varying mixtures of self-interest and selfishness, almost entirely untinged by genuine understanding; the salient characteristics of traditional tribal cultures, based on a rural subsistence economy; and the… 
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