CNN.com reported on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 that the South African government may increasingly continue to seize land from white owners in order to restore land ownership to native blacks. Officials from South Africa also said that they would not consider replicating the violent land seizures that began in Zimbabwe six years ago.
[...] When Europeans arrived in Africa centuries ago, they acted in ways that kept the nation from modernizing and funneled all profits from natural resources directly to themselves, all while keeping the blacks enslaved, uneducated, poor, and controlled. When the long period of colonialism ended, Africans were left dependent on the Europeans. They were left hugely in debt to Europe, and they had little tools or knowledge with which to sustain themselves in the world economy (Bradshaw and Wallace 1996: 84). [...]
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