Especially, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (Triangular Slave Trade) not only highly affected the continent but also left it with sophisticated disputes for the continuing generation because it depopulated the continent and morally undermined the peoples. Since the 18th century, even though some European governments had attempted to be abolished slave trade activities by laws; the more bad condition (colonization) could come to replace the slave trade and other trade activities. The reason is that the objective of the slave trade was to use African labor outside Africa; whereas that of colonization was to exploit their labor on their own land, in Africa, and to get the market for industrial commodities. Colonization affected the African histories, cultures and traditions and identities, and shaped the societies with European modes of life. Due to this, Africans were considered as uncivilized societies that had already psychologically and morally marginalized the people.
The Decolonization of Africa World War 2 affected Africa because the Colonial Government wanted to prepare Africa in which they would help them for the future in self-governing. This wasn’t the case for all tho some still believed that they weren’t prepared for this. In which this made a big impact on Africa because beforehand they were a freed country in which no one was in control of them. The Decolonization of Africa played a major role in the Cold War because it involved European affair and United States, in which they were being controlled and this led to internal problems in Africa with the Government. The Decolonization of Africa was a big issue that led to the Cold War because of European affairs.The Europeans believed that Africa wasn’t ready to be able to self-govern due to the lack of capability to manage their own affairs.
An imperialist government may want to acquire a territory to gain additional sources of inextensive labor and raw materials. By the 1800’s, there were intense rivalries among the European nations as they skated claims to parts of Africa. This race to expand European colonial influence is often referred to by historians as the “Scramble for Africa.” An imperialist government may want to acquire a territory to gain additional sources of inextensive labor and raw materials (Vontz, “Imperialism”).Industrialized nations can produce more manufactured goods than their people need or can afford to buy (Vontz, “Imperialism”). Motives for the colonization of Africa were that European interest in Africa began growing from the 1400’s as European nations acquired the military and technological capacities for overseas voyages and conquests (Klemm,
Many countries, ruled by the Europeans, have struggled to secure their individuality; they eventually succeeded getting the freedom. Africa is not allowed to get its real freedom. And again Africa which seems to suffer the pain as the European culture has started to emerge, the cultural and tradition of Africa has started to submerge. It causes many local feuds and the ethnic groups continually went up against the new system. The settlers who are all already far from their native, original culture and individuality and it is inflexible for them to adapt in Africa and it is got even worse as the African society itself gone through new cultures.
This lack of infrastructure or the concentration of infrastructure has led to certain cities or area’s in African states become over-populated whilst the rest of the country remains rural and backward (hartzenberg 2011). The concentration of infrastructure has led to a barrier for intra-African trade and increases the transactions costs of trade for African countries between each other (Ojo 2015). The poor trade relations between African states stems from colonialism where colonialism African countries
The effects that come with armed conflicts have been damaging to nation’s growth and security (Akokpari, 2008: 92). This essay is going to argue that the question of citizenship and what it means to be a citizen is closely associated with African conflict and therefore one of the ways to explain its causes. However this does not reject other causes that are a result of African conflict. I will start by briefly explaining the concept of citizenship
Filmmaking for Kaboré as a cinéaste was giving “social significance to the struggle I am involved in” (ibid., 187). “If African filmmakers don’t play their role as consciousness awakeners, maybe tomorrow Africa will be a culturally condemned continent with citizens who bodily live in Africa but are mentally displaced because they will have been showered with images conceived and thought of by other people. This is what we fear?” (ibid., 188). The lack of adequate film laboratories in Africa, the lack of legislations to protect the private investors in the film industry, the perennial economic difficulties for raising funds for film production and Western dominance of the filming industry, were part of Kaboré’s litany of problems that made the indigenization of African cinema a herculean task. Very important
I felt the same way in South Africa, where after a while it was hard to listen to the struggle blacks had faced. For me, since I have some experience in discussing difficult topics like privilege I am over the immediate emotions of guilt or anger. The issues of poverty and conversations do not necessarily get easier, but I am excited to dig deeper into the issues. I had not previously broken down causes of poverty, in terms of the surface levels into the root causes, which I thought was helpful. Still, what poverty means varies from place to place and I admit to some partisan
The changes of climate have made the Africans suffered from lack of food production that has led to serious malnutrition in Africa. The debts owed to the international community is another challenge the African nations have faced since the colonial periods. Even at the present time, the Africans have seriously suffered from the debts. Despite the help from IMF and World Bank, these two influential financial organizations have asked the African nations to follow a set of criteria set by both institutions, including adopting capitalism unfitted for the African nations, devaluation of money and balance of budget. Taking everything into consideration, it is impossible for the African people and their leaders to better their economic development.
This he puts that it is obviously in a marked contrast with feudalism or capitalism, where it is the hired labourer or serf which in most situations are not related to the family of the land lord that are employed to work on the lands. Other important segments of the life before 1445 that Rodney talks about include religion, dance, art and music. He puts it that religion as an important aspect of the African culture pervaded African life in the period before the coming of the whites, just as it pervaded life in other pre-feudal societies, such as those of the Maoris of Australia or the Afghans of Afghanistan or the Vikings of