Gibson illustrates that nigerian women on the delta

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Gibson illustrates that “Nigerian women on the Delta are aware of the global situation and are part of the global anti-globalization movement in as far as that movement is viewed as heterogeneous and decentralized” (p.12). If these women hadn’t fought back in that situation, the oil companies could have wreaked irreparable havoc in the name of “globalization.” To satisfy their own needs. It has also created more unemployment and famine. Although, there was a famine in Zambia, The Zambian government refused the free genetically modified maize from
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the United States. There is an understanding that accepting the GM maize seed will create a long term destructive effect on local maize and make the country dependent on global GM maize seed in the foreseeable future. It seems that since the days that the Western world imposed itself upon Africa, what once was a food surplus continent, has now become food deficient. Zambia in modern times is one of the poorest nations in the world. Before the invasion of the British government in Zambia, this country was self-sufficient, or at least had the potential to be. The capital of Zambia, known as Lusaka, is being transformed into a more capitalist area, where there are new shopping malls and stores being constructed, yet many of the people of Zambia are still unemployed. The people of this region are not reaping the benefits of their capital being modernized to attract outsiders of their country. The author also illustrates that “Of those that do have work, much of it is in farming, textiles and manufacturing” (p.2). So whom is the profiting off of these newly constructed buildings and stores that are going to be implemented in to the Zambian culture; especially if only a portion of the people of Zambia are actually working? According to the text Economy and Globalization in Zambia , “before it was colonized, Zambia was inhabited by a large number of different tribes, organized into chieftaincies and monarchies. There was an active trading network in copper, ivory, rhino horn and slaves” (p.2). This illustrates to us that, Zambia was functioning very well for themselves before the British came in and started tampering with their way of live. It seems to me that they were fine with their “socialist independence,” but when democracy was forced upon them by the Europeans, things began to go downhill. When Africa became colonized, the British government was interested in Zambia because of the fact that 90 percent of Zambia’s exports were copper and during this time the Industrial Revolution was taking place so this was a favored commodity. The Zambians were used as forced laborers or slaves, and did not benefit nor make any profit from
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the copper and other raw materials that they were mining from the British Government. Although, in 1964 Zambia gained their independence from British rule and the newly implemented leader, Kenneth Kuanda, began to maintain Zambia under a Socialist Economic Model. GDP began to rise, but was later halted when the worth of copper fell in the world market during the Mid-1970s. In the text, Economy and Globalization in Zambia , the author also illustrates that, “In 1996, Zambia was identified by the international as a highly indebted poor country (HIPC),
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