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Bill Bryson is going to Kenya on the invitation of CARE overseas, the charity devoted to operating with neighborhood groups to remove poverty worldwide. Kenya, more often than not considered as the cradle of mankind, is a land of contrasts, with recognized video game reserves, attractive landscapes, and a colourful cultural culture. It additionally offers lots to fret a traveler like invoice Bryson, fixated as he's at the hazards posed by means of snakes, bugs and big predators. yet on a extra sober notice, it's a kingdom that stocks many critical human and environmental issues of the remainder of Africa: refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. traveling round the state, Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the consequent diary, although brief in size, includes the trademark Bryson stamp of wry remark and curious perception. the entire author's royalties from "Bill Bryson's African Diary", in addition to all earnings, will visit CARE overseas.

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But which types of taxes could be imposed effectively in each colony depended on the existing political and economic features of the colony. Most colonial budgets relied on two key sources of revenue, trade taxes and direct taxes, but the structure and importance of each of these taxes varied enormously across the continent. Diversity in the structure of colonial tax states emerged from a very early period, as colonial administrators discovered the revenue sources that would and would not work. The differences which emerged were important in the economic and political development of the colonies for two reasons.

The loan was forgiven in 1933. Kubicek, ‘British Expansion’, p. 258; Wrigley, ‘Patterns of Economic Life’, p. 211. 7 For the impact of railways, see Munro, Africa and the International Economy, p. 94. 8 For an overview of Chamberlain’s policies, see Havinden and Meredith, Colonialism and Development, pp. 86–90. 9 For more detail on British colonial development policy before World War One, see Constantine, Colonial Development Policy, ch. 2; Havinden and Meredith, Colonialism and Development, ch.

The end of the Napoleonic wars and the collapse of the Spanish Empire left only two major players in the imperial game. 32 As a result of these tensions, the policy of colonial self-sufficiency was born. British taxpayers were no longer willing to subsidize the governance of an ever-expanding Empire, but nor were they (mostly) willing to give it up. 33 If the resources to support the administration of the Empire were not going to come from Britain, they had to be raised in the colonies themselves.

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