Kenya: From White to Black

If black Africa is to make its own way economically, it will have to develop far greater numbers of native-born businessmen. Ghana and Nigeria have both made headway in that direction, but neither is moving any faster than Kenya, which won its independence from Britain less than five years ago. More and more of Kenya's blacks, who make up 97% of the country's population of 10 million, have been going into enterprises that once were the preserve of whites and Asians.

President Jomo Kenyatta has lately sought to accelerate that trend with a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!