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DEPENDENCE AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

DEPENDENCE AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN

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DEPENDENCE AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

Abstract
Our main focus is on dependency and underdevelopment in Africa, and we aim to apply the foregoing to the Nigerian situation. As we all know, dependency is a byproduct of underdevelopment, which is rampant in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.

It is undeniable that Nigeria is an autonomous country, but this does not manifest in all aspects of society because the superstructures that comprise society and state are dependent on policy and circumstances.

As we can see in this research work, we can see how the African state began its journey to underdevelopment, which disguised itself as development and missionary activities, leaving it in shambles and dependent on foreign influence,

since we were colonised and gave independence, literally we are independent but practically we are dependent on foreign influence because they form the majority of our policy and decisions, as seen in some of our super structures like po

Also, more emphasis is placed on the post-colonial and pre-colonial African economies, as we see how the post-colonial African contributed to Africa's current debt crisis in general,

and Nigeria in particular, and how Nigeria has been subjected to unfavourable conditions in its quest for foreign aid, which does not translate the reason for its request after it has been granted.

Instead, public officers now use these foreign loans for their personal use, putting Nigeria in a higher debt profile, and in order to mediate the debt problem, an organisation called the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was established,

which is a United Nations agency whose stated purpose is to assist third-world countries in advancing structural adjustment programmes (SAP) aimed at developing African countries to international standards.

This study work is structured into five (5) chapters to facilitate appropriate comprehension and clarification of the nature of dependency and underdevelopment in Africa, with a focus on Nigeria.

In one (1), we look at the basics of producing a research paper, as well as the introduction of our major topic of study or to pie, which is about dependency and underdevelopment in Africa.

In Chapter Two (2), we see how dependency and underdevelopment developed in Africa beginning with the arrival of colonial masters, earlier motives and missions, and their latter motive, which represents the current economic conditions in Africa and Nigeria.

This chapter also discusses the procedures and stages that Africans went through, such as slavery, colonialism, and the emergence of economic saboteurs who exploited African resources for their own selfish objectives.

Chapter three (3) discusses foreign aid as a tactic used by foreign policy or international organisations to undeveloped Africa in order to obtain political and economic favours in the recipient country.

This chapter also depicts the character of the African economy as a dependent economy affected by colonialism, the conditions linked to foreign aid and how it encourages slavery or imperialism, and the extent of mismanagement and misapplication of cash by African public office holders.

In chapter four (4), we devise a strategy or a couple of strategies for reducing dependency and underdevelopment by looking at some of the strategies below, such as the strategy of indigenization,

which states that indigenous enterprise should be encouraged to foster independent economic development, the strategy of war against corruption,

which is a tool for removing the stigma with the highest infections in the African economy, corruption, and the strategy of neoliberalism, which is a tool for removing the stigma with the highest infections in the

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