Britain has set up a protectorate over Egypt but is really controlled by Great Britain. The British occupation of Egypt is the richest and most developed land in Africa, set off “African Fover” in Europe. To confirm its control and stability in the area, Great Britain has extended its control over the Sudan also. The French Empire in Africa is as large as the continental United States. France has conquered Algeria in North Africa.
Since the sixteenth century and throughout the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, the British had secured a virtual monopoly over the transatlantic slave trade, commenced by the Portuguese in the late fifteenth century, on Nigeria’s western coast. In the nineteenth century, at the time when the movement for the abolition of slavery was prevailing in Britain, the British share in the slave trade had been much greater than any other European nation in the Nigerian region. This long-standing commercial prosperity in human slaving, however, came to an end in 1807 when Parliament in Britain made it illegal for British subjects to be involved in the African slave trade and ultimately in 1833 when another Parliamentary Act was passed and fully abolished the institution of slavery throughout the British
Sierra Leone belongs to World trade Organisation (WTO),International monetary fund (IMF),United Nations(UN) and World Bank(WB). US :The relations between US and Sierra Leone were established diplomatically after 1961, (when it got independence from Britain).Sierra Leone was home to a number of slaves in 1700 from North America. United States is undoubtedly the largest bilateral donor of Sierra Leone. More importantly it is a single donor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, that deals with cases of human right violation during the war decade .This court transitioned to a residual court presently. Besides this, President Koroma of Sierra Leone met President Obama in Oval Office on March 28,2013 where they dealt with anti-corruption laws and high profile arrests.
While not credited to him, Osei Tutu was the first leader to use the idea of political hierarchy. For example; after cities were overtaken by the Ashanti people, instead of abolishing their chiefs Tutu allowed them to continue their local rule as long as their source of political rule derived from the Asantehene. To keep their loyalty, a festival was held each year to celebrate the relationships created. Osei Tutu remained a ruler until his death in 1717. The empire he created existed until the 1900 when the British overtook and incorporated the Empire into the Gold Coast
Sundiata translated by D.T Niane is an epic about a legendary emperor who grew up from a crippled kid to powerful ruler who defeats evil and brings Mali into its golden age. In Mandinka culture, religion is used to make important decisions, including politics. Overview of the Mandinka People Location The Mandinka people were originally from Mali, but they migrated west
Africa has one of the most greatest cultures it was even said that “The earliest stages of human evolution began in Africa about seven million years ago.” Early African culture had many great cities and empires like the Kushite/Meroe empire (800B.C.E.-400C.E.). Even though this empire was influenced by Egypt, it developed its own culture, with unique art practices and a writing system. African groups had made contact with other cultures of course and because of this those cultures had influenced the African culture. The Axum empire (100-400 C.E.) had began when Arabic cultures infiltrated Ethiopia in northeast Africa by the seventh century B.C.E., the first Christians arrived from Syria in the fourth century C.E.
Booth Jr. In the book Booth begins by stating how contrary to Islam and the tribal religions being viewed as traditional to Africa, Christianity is considered as a religion that was imported from Europe to Africa. Christianity initially did not have a strong influence to the South of the Sahara until the beginning of the protestant missionary era. Later on in the centuries to come there were chaplains who had ministered to Africans, but they were later on forbidden when it became apparent that the conversion of Africans hindered the slave trade. Once the British realized the detrimental effects of the slave trade a ubiquitous effort began on the behalf Africa.
“Beyond the borders of Ghana, he is hailed for his achievements. He was passionate about a united Africa.” These are the words used by Dr. KB Asante who was Secretary of State during Kwame Nkrumah’s rule to describe the man and purpose that was Kwame Nkrumah. (YouTube n.d.). Born Francis Nwia-Kofi Nkrumah, but changed his name to Kwame in later life, was born on the 21st of September 1909 in a village called Nkroful in the Western African region known as Gold Coast which was a British controlled colony. Though he came from a poor family, he went on to become a true academic, a political theorist and practitioner and one of the greatest revolutionaries the African continent has ever birthed.
Kwame Nkrumah is known as a Ghanaian revolutionary. He was a politician, author, leader, and the first prime minister and president of Ghana, leading it to independence from Britain in 1957. He had a vision of how Africa could be united and work against imperialism while achieving a common goal of colonial freedom. In Towards Colonial Freedom, he delves straight into the topic of colonialism and how it affected Africa and his perception of African unity. Nkrumah starts off in his foreword discussing his experience as a student in the United States of America and how witnessing the “ruthless colonial exploitation and political oppression of the people of Africa” affected him.
Portuguese colonialism is a unique historical phenomenon. The Portuguese colonialists were the first to come to the countries of Africa and Asia, and the latter left from there. The parasitic social structure that they created could survive for 500 years - longer than any other form of colonialism created by the European powers in the New and Modern times. How can this historical paradox be explained? Does it have the character of a fatal accident or, on the contrary, is rigidly determined by any objective laws?