Trans-Saharan Slave Trade In Africa

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Numerous studies have been carried out on the slave trade’s consequences on the African continent’s development. It is widely agreed that it has caused a tremendous slowdown in the Black Africa development because of the human hemorrhage it provoked and the widespread disorganization of African states and nations’ lives exposed, at all times, to this terrible scourge and totally destabilized in all spheres of economic, social and cultural life. Actually, the colonization began as early as the fifteenth century when the Portuguese arrived followed by other colonizers (French and English in particular) who had set up trading posts on the African coasts. From this moment on, military, merchants, missionaries (the 3M) kept crossing the continent. The Berlin Conference devoted the advent of colonial imperialism to the…show more content…
Europe settled itself in Africa which it exploited and alienated in every respect. It crushes (destroys, breaks) the continent’s autonomous development, puts an end to its traditional self-sufficiency in all fields; violently introduces its products and imposes a trading economy structured around colonial metropolises’ needs (precious metals, agricultural products, etc.). It is the way Africa is introduced, by fire and blood (through violence), into the Western economy of which it becomes entirely dependent. The British colonization incited (roused, caused) in South Africa the Transvaal Boers’ revolt led by Paul Kruger who rejected, on 11 October 1899, the British ultimatum. The Boers’ war ended on 5/31/1902 with a halftone English victory. The colonizers in the South West Africa (present-day Namibia), colonized (occupied) by Germany, brutally reacted to the Hereros’ revolt to almost exterminate all the Herero
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