Is Traditional African Culture Socialist?

Is Traditional African Culture Socialist?

May 30, 2022 8 Views

George Ayittey, president of the Free Africa Foundation, talks about the myths of socialists countries in Africa. They are not consequences of the indigenous forms of local government but brought on by colonizers. The reason for the mistake is that the basic economic and social unit for traditional African societies is different from the Western one.

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00:00 Intro
00:25 Is Traditional African Culture Inherently Socialist?
01:25 Consequences of Socialism in Africa
02:00 The Basic Economic and Social Unit
02:54 The African Way to Govern

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