The gap between the rich and the poor was larger than ever, and homelessness was on the rise as cities became extremely dense and overpopulated. Britain didn’t want this surplus population to go to waste, so the colonization of Africa was a good excuse to export these people so that they could help in taking over Africa. Overall, the reason for Britain’s colonization campaign for Africa was to show superiority to other nations, for natural recourses, and oversight on African trades. It’s clear that they were driven by economic and strategic
The captains of the ships were greedy as they packed on hundreds of slaves into dense ships and carried them on voyages to the new world. The captains wanted to maximize their profits, putting in as many slaves in the ship as possible. According to Zamba Zembola in her The Life and Adventures of Zamba and African Slave in 1847, she states that “it was found that 15 of them were smothered or crushed to death. The captain seemed considerably vexed; but the only grievance to him was the sudden loss of some five or six thousand dollars”. The captains valued their profits more than the human lives on the ships.
Because of these unions, it is usually much harder for the largest corporations to exploit the local labor. Meanwhile, if they move the factories overseas in countries without such unions, they don’t come up against such issues. There are constant problems inside the factories about the exploitation of the workers (Khan, 2012; BBC, 2006; Zhang, 2012). Exploiting others’ work has long been a way to get rich. The entire feudalism system was based on the exploitation by the powerful (Brown, 1974).
I- Introduction A major disruptive factor in Colombia nowadays is the illicit drug trade which had and still has a considerable weight on the political, economic and social stability of the country. To understand more the current situation of the Republic of Colombia, we will first examine its recent history focusing on the 20th century and the key events that led to its situation now. Colombia has witnessed two civil war already, both caused by the tensions between its two dominant political parties, “the War of the Thousand Days” between 1899-1903 with 120 000 casualties and “La Violencia” from 1948-1958 with 250 000 - 300 000 losses that eventually led to the formation of a National Front and the ban of other political parties. Some
Case Study: The Black-White Relation in Postcolonial Era: How do Westerners view and treat African? The rise of the West initially started from the Great Voyage Age because maritime trade prompted the primitive accumulation of capital, in other words, the growth of wealth. Subsequently, the Industrial Revolution further widened the gap between the West and other areas, as a consequence, the former’s hegemony has lasted for several centuries and is still evident today. In contrast, economic underdevelopment and political instability made the vast majority of nations in non-Western world(African, Asia and Latin America) markedly laid behind the West, who gradually came to be the West’s colonies. That the empire on which the sun never sets in 19th century, the British Empire, particularly illustrated the glory of the Western imperialism and colonized people’s submission.
Europe’s imperial ambition that resulted in many deaths, corrupted states, famines and genocides During approximately the 1860’s the competitive Western Nations were in desperate need of domination and therefore started the expansion of their territories overseas. On account of the fact that they finally gained the essential privileges and advantages for a “successful” colonisation, for instance steamships, weapons and quinine medicine, they decided to place their countries’ individual interests in front of the importance of several nations’ futures. In the end of the 19th century (in 1870s) more than 10% of the African territory, mostly around the coastal lines, was controlled by the power-hungry colonial powers who saw this domination as a symbol of prestige and authority of their own nation. Less than 30 years later the possessions of European countries in Africa have already made as much as 90,4% of the continent. The Imperialistic division of the African continent was The scramble of Africa, committed by the Western Countries.
Poaching: A Heavy Burden on Africa Africa is home to the planet’s most iconic and charismatic wildlife, ranging from the enormous gray elephants to the majestic golden lions and the elusive spotted leopards. People around the world know these creatures and have affection for them, but what many ignore is the huge threat that is looming for these animal species. This threat, commonly called poaching, “is the illegal harvesting of animals through capturing, catching, hunting, or killing” (“Poaching”). Over the last decades and especially from 2000 onwards, acts of poaching have skyrocketed, leaving the populations of African wildlife in a critical situation. Much debate has arisen on whether this poaching issue should be tackled through prohibition,
The Niger Delta is basically the area in which petroleum production takes place in Nigeria. The Federal Government of Nigerian government through various multinational oil corporations has earned billions of dollars from the oil extracted from the Niger Delta. The people of the Niger Delta however complain that they have not seen adequate benefits; rather oil production has cost them dearly in terms of environmental degradation and underdevelopment. This has made them to engage in various forms of campaigns and protests against the Nigerian government and the oil companies. These protests and campaigns were always associated with military repression and gross human rights violations by both civilian and military regimes.
Mining activities usually takes place in specific regions but has a large local impacts on the environment with potentially adverse effect on the communities located very close to such area (Lottermoser, 2003). In South Africa, gold mining has played a tremendous role in the sustenance and development of the country’s economy, it is also a major polluter and degrader of the ecosystem. Gold mining in the Witwatersrand began in 1886 and since this period, over 50 thousand tonnes of gold has been mined. As at 2010, close to 300 tailings dams are found in the Witwatersrand area (Oelofse, 2010). Most of this dams are unlined and without vegetation covers thus providing a source of extensive dust as well as water and soil (surface and groundwater) pollution (AngloGold Ashanti, 2004).
SWOT Analysis of the Industry Strengths: Fast-moving consumer goods have been an important part of Ghana’s economy. Due to their almost indispensible nature, they form part of the indicators of economic boom. Indeed, these are even linked to the inflation to judge the performance of the government. Major manufacturers and distributors within this industry include PZ Cussons, Unilever and Nestle Ghana Ltd. The consumer goods industry has for decades, been a key player in the Ghanaian economy, so much so that in 1982, during the PNDC era, the government placed a price control on such goods.