Q: What do you think is culturally the MAIN reason that Africa has been so slow to catch up with the rest of the world economically? A: I am afraid I find the premise of the question a little naïve. In the first place Africa is not a single country and certainly does not have a single culture. Africa is indeed a construct of the West. The reality is that the continent has 54 countries and at least 800 cultures. These countries are in different economic and historic circumstances. For example, Ethiopia adopted Christianity as a state religion in the….
|Chisanga Puta-Chekwe is Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Deputy Minister for Women’s Affairs in Ontario, Canada. He is a former Rhodes scholar and has had a prominent executive career in both the business and philanthropic worlds.|
9th May, 2011 Chisanga Puta-Chekwe