from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To make African or cause to have African characteristics, as in culture.
- intransitive verb To transfer to African control.
- intransitive verb To become African.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To give an African character to.
- To place under negro domination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb American To place under the domination of Africans or negroes.
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- verb transitive, American To make
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Museveni invited the Ugandan-born businessmen of South Asian descent back to Uganda to reclaim their properties seized by dictator Idi Amin in a drive to "Africanize" the economy.
"Africanize" the country's assets, the Independent newspaper reported Thursday.
Mugabe's effort to "Africanize" the nation's assets - have devastated the agriculture-based economy.
Mugabe said in an interview with Britain's Independent newspaper that his government was eyeing foreign-owned firms, including mines and some 400 British-controlled businesses, for possible seizure as part of his campaign to "Africanize" his country's assets.
People from outside do not see it as clearly as those of us who live it daily, but even from out here in Uganda, to Africanize a recently overused quote, "you can put lipstick on a goat, but it's still a goat."
He does not wish to Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa; he does not wish to bleach his Negro blood in a flood of white Americanism, for he believes — foolishly, perhaps, but fervently — that Negro blood has yet a message for the world.
"The problem," says Catholic Archbishop Peter Sarpong of Kumasi, Ghana, "is not how to Christianize Africa" -- the old missionary approach -- "but how to Africanize Christianity."
Since the BaKongo prophetess Beatrice Kimpa Vita of the late 17th century, Africans had sought to Africanize European cultural institutions such as the church.
And so, undeterred, Ogot continued to “Africanize” the institute.
He does not wish to Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa; he does not with to bleach his Negro blood in a flood of white Americanism, for he believes — foolishly, perhaps, but fervently — that Negro blood has yet a message for the world.