Unsurprisingly, forcibly removing someone from their homes and enslaving them to work on another continent, if they did not die on the dangerous trip there, does not foster peaceful relationships. This tension, built upon hostilities over colonization, and other poor treatment of African people, has helped contribute to the violence in Africa in the past. Furthermore, it is clear Europeans, and in turn, Americans, have always had a superiority complex towards Africans. This would lead to views of Africans as being inferior, which can lead to ideas of them being less civilized, and more dangerous. This compounds on the actual violence in Africa, and results in the world viewing the entire continent as violent and
This effected a great amount of people because Europeans controlled Africans, and the Africans had to neglect all their traditionals ways, social structures, and beliefs. In order to fully acquire the Europeans needs and wants, Africa had to lose their right “to control their own destiny, to plan their own development, manage their economy, determine their own strategies and priorities” (Boahen). This is historically significant because not having control of their own continent made them a weak nation. The concept of survival of the fittest correlates with this because survival of the fittest is when the most wealthiest and dominant country will be able to survive in the world. A weak and powerless continent like Africa would not be able to survive due to their vulnerability because superior countries will take advantage of them.
European nations also took it upon themselves to hold a conference to divide Africa into territories that would be controlled by European countries. By entering African the Europeans gave African diseases that they weren’t immune to like small pox. When Europeans seized Africa they requested that African grow cash crop, but by growing cash crops Africans didn’t grow enough food to feed themselves and therefore caused a minor
Culture, an assortment of human activities and principles, leads a group of people with common beliefs and values; but after it was taken away by the Europeans, all they felt was lost and with no identity. (Arowolo 2010, 4) Colonialism caused an abrupt decline of culture and tradition in the colonies because the Europeans imposed a new culture on the African’s traditional one. Due to Africa’s subjugation and it being controlled by the Europeans, Western civilization and life style began shaping the colonies. (2) One can say that European culture is characterized by a Christian worldview and individualism. (7) Consequently, imperialism caused African cultural heritage to become replaced by a prosperous European-based one.
If the citizens are not satisfied with the service delivery they then begin to strike which leads to unrest within the continent this may even get to being as worse as civil war. Because people believe that the government has the duty to provide for the because of the promises they made to them during the elections. How We Made It In Africa (2017) Education is a very important principle in a society, however the quality of education in Africa is not so pleasing. The rate of dropout in Africa is higher than other parts of the world. There is a decline in the quality of education in Kenya and Ghana, linked to pupil–teacher ratios, ‘the quality of instruction’, favouritism in awarding bursaries and poor infrastructure.
According to the article, “Colonialism,” “Colonial powers feared extreme uprisings would result from colonies forming an alliance with communist nations.”(Kicza, “Colonialism”). When World War II came to an end it took a toll on the Europeans, and to make sure it would not affect them even worse they began to decolonize places like Africa. Even though European decolonized Africa a while ago, the effects of colonization are still felt today. John Kicza states, “The effects of colonialism are still felt today. For example, the official language of many former colonies is that of the mother country.
Through imperialism, western nations and Japan spread their rule throughout the world. Obviously, no one is never going to freely allow others to take over their nation. So, imperialism was mostly done using force. One area that was deeply affected by imperialism was Africa. While the positive effects of imperialism in Africa were Africa at the end was freed from European control and Africans were able to govern themselves & in Europe they access raw material and vase amount of land; the negative effects of imperialism in Africa caused great damage to human rights, social division, murder and raped of Africans and spread of racism throughout the continent; for Europe, the
To date, African countries have not been successful in attracting signiﬁcant FDI ﬂows, reﬂecting largely the combined effects of political and macroeconomic instability, weak infrastructure, poor governance, inhospitable regulatory environments, intensiﬁcation of competition for FDI ﬂows due to globalization, and poor marketing strategies. There is the need to reverse the declining FDI trend in the region. This requires concerted efforts at the national, regional, and international level. It also requires a new and more effective approach to investment promotion. For such reasons, this essay does not believe we can consider Africa, as a continent,
Although, the Industrial Revolution resulted in very much pain, the Europeans did just as much damage when they invaded Africa, with no regards to the original African people. The imperialism in Africa included many countries from Europe, all with their own reasons to invade Africa, including land, power, resources, and more. In the text, "Confessions of Faith," Cecil Rhodes states, "Africa is still lying ready for us it is our duty to take it. It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory." This statement illustrates England 's point of view towards imperialism and also provides their reasons for imperializing to Africa.
Deprivation theory posits that social movement formation and growth was as a result of the lack of access for the people to what could make life worth living for them. A good example in Nigeria is the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereignty State of Biafra (MASSOB). Other similar movement sprang up in other parts of the country to protest one form of injustice or the other Goes to show that people who are even witnessing improved living conditions are likely to keep agitating for more. One critical point to be noted here is that absolute deprivation may not aggravate the formation of social movement but relative deprivation. As captivating as the theory seems, it has the shortcoming of only explaining the causes of social movement