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  Colonization of Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North Africa in particular experienced colonization from Europe and Asia Minor in the early historical period.
These forts often developed areas of influence along coastal strips, but (with the exception of the River Senegal), the vast interior of Africa was not colonized and indeed little known to Europeans until the late nineteenth century.
With the dismissal of the aging Chancellor Bismarck by Kaiser Wilhelm II, the relatively orderly colonization became a frantic scramble.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonization_of_Africa   (565 words)

  
 History of Africa - Wikipedia
The word Africa was applied originally to the country in the immediate neighbourhood of Carthage (location of modern Tunisia), that part of the continent first known to the Romans, and it was subsequently extended with their increasing knowledge, until it came at last to include all that they knew of the continent.
Africa is believed to be the location in which humans first evolved.
The Portuguese, whose power in Africa was already waning, were not in a position to interfere with the Dutch plans, and England was content to seize the island of Saint Helena as her half-way house to the East.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /hi/History_of_Africa.html   (4481 words)

  
 Scramble for Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the last regions of the world largely untouched by "informal imperialism" and "civilization", was also attractive to Europe's ruling elites for economic and racial reasons.
The scramble for Africa led Bismarck to propose the 1884-85 Berlin Conference.
Thus, one of the main proponents of American colonization of Africa was the same man who proclaimed, in his 1823 State of the Union address, the US opinion that European powers should no longer colonize the Americas or interfere with the affairs of sovereign nations located in the Americas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_colonization_of_Africa   (6497 words)

  
 Africa
In East Africa, this language was Swahili, while in West Africa, Cameroun, and Gabon the language was French, in Angola it was Portuguese, and in Biafra it was Ibo.
West Africa and Yorubaland achieved particular success, as their successful tropical crops achieved record crops that were eagerly consumed by the First World, and as many Brazilian and western European firms relocated their simple manufacturing plants to western Africa, in order to take advantage of the region's generally high level of education and low wages.
Both countries were colonized by their respective colonial powers, Spain and Brazil, in the late 19th century; both countries used their island territories as convenient sources of cocoa for domestic consumption and export; both countries handed the government of their islands over to corrupt and brutal colonial elites.
www.ahtg.net /TpA/tpafrica.html   (6127 words)

  
 Wikinfo | History of Africa
Egypt was considered part of Asia by the ancients, and first assigned to Africa by the geographer Ptolemy, who made the isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea the boundary between Asia and Africa.
However, after the desertification of the Sahara, settlement in North Africa became concentrated in the valley of the Nile, where the pre-literate Nomes of Egypt laid a base for the culture of ancient Egypt, usually considered separately from the other cultures of the continent.
Except along this seaboard, which was colonized directly from Asia, Arab progress southward was stopped by the broad belt of dense forest, stretching almost across the continent somewhat south of 10° North latitude, which barred their advance much as the Sahara had proved an obstacle to their predecessors.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=History_of_Africa   (4402 words)

  
 History of Africa
If Africa's population continues to increase at its present rate, it will double by the year 2019.Many of the challenges faced by missionaries working in Africa can be traced to the history of the continent and the impact of European colonization.
The modern European colonization of Africa was begun by the Portuguese, who established trading stations on the coast in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The dominant religion of northern Africa is Islam, which replaced Christianity in the 7th century and spread west and south across the Sahara and into the equatorial zones.
www.cmdeaf.org /stats/h-africa.asp   (1038 words)

  
 Out of Africa
One of the best-kept secrets of Africa is the cruelty shown by fl Marxists towards those whom they were supposedly trying to liberate.
Similarly, in South Africa, Chief Buthelezi of the Zulus seemed to be the most promising pro-Western man. But the ANC was quick to attack him and fight bitterly against him so that he could never gain the support of the majority of fls.
Winnie Mandela’s infamous statement about freeing South Africa with boxes of matches is all about killing fls who opposed the ANC and who worked with the whites.
www.jrnyquist.com /may14/out_of_africa.htm   (2355 words)

  
 South Africa - MSN Encarta
With the South Africa Act of 1910 the British parliament established the dominion of the Union of South Africa with the four colonies as its provinces.
Official politics in South Africa from the 1920s continued to be dominated by the conflicting positions of the two white groups.
His party therefore demanded that the Afrikaans language be given equal status with English, that the country have a separate flag, not the British Union Jack, and that South Africa have the right to secede from the British Empire.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557321_11/South_Africa.html   (1820 words)

  
 Colonization: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Some whites saw colonization as a way of ridding the nation of fls, while others believed fl Americans would be happier in Africa, where they could live free of racial discrimination.
The American Colonization Society (ACS) was formed in 1817 to send free African-Americans to Africa as an alternative to emancipation in the United States.
In 1822, the society established on the west coast of Africa a colony that in 1847 became the independent nation of Liberia.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/african/afam002.html   (1446 words)

  
 African Colonization
After Napoléon Bonaparte was finally defeated at Waterloo in 1815, the humbled Frenchmen saw colonization in Africa as a chance to gain back some of their dignity and prestige in their traditional competition against the English.
One unfortunate result of the African colonization, however, was the fact that the colonizers often mistreated the indigenous inhabitants in African colonies.
Due to the slave trade and the virtual slavery in many of the European colonies in Africa, the number of inhabitants in Africa dropped significantly, leaving an insufficient number of natives to cultivate and develop the country, particularly after the African countries had gained their independence.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/essays/comp/cw25colonizationafrica.htm   (1798 words)

  
 History of Africa - Gurupedia
Africa was the birthplace of the genus homo, which includes a broad range of hominid species including
Interaction between Asia, Europe and North Africa during this period was significant, major effects include the spread of classical culture around the shores of the Mediterranean; the continual struggle between Rome and the Berber tribes; the introduction of Christianity throughout the region, and the cultural effects of the churches in Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.
In South Africa the struggle with Napoleon caused the United Kingdom to take possession of the Dutch settlements at the Cape, and in 1814 Cape Colony, which had been continuously occupied by British troops since 1806, was formally ceded to the British crown.
www.gurupedia.com /h/hi/history_of_africa.htm   (5835 words)

  
 10 Reasons why Globalisation is bad for Africa : IMC-SA
Africa has seen its share of the global wealth decline by more than 40% since the process of globalization took hold.
Even as its proponents speak of increased prosperity and investment confidence, the process of globalization breeds violence and conflict when it continues to produce inequality, poverty, environmental destruction and unprecedented concentration of economic power for a few while the majority are marginalized and excluded.
Africa is a victim of this sad phenomenon of globalization.
southafrica.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=3934   (1004 words)

  
 EBSCOhost
A familiar image of the late-nineteenth-century scramble for Africa is that of European diplomats at the Berlin Conference from 15 November 1884 to 26 February 1885 huddled around a map of the continent as they drew the boundaries of their purported possessions and spheres of influence.
Lannoy himself called attention to the usefulness of the map in an address to the French Association for the Advancement of Science; he noted that the Congo sections had been used at the Berlin Conference and that the map of Madagascar was used by the French army (Lannoy de Bissy 1885, 686).
Topography greatly contributes to colonization by the practical knowledge it provides of new countries with which our national commerce can establish relations; the services that it renders to new colonists are immense: whether it concerns the location of settlements, the use of water courses, or the building of roads.
personal.ecu.edu /aldermand/geog3300/africa_map.html   (6312 words)

  
 Partition Of Africa
The story of the acquisition of these colonies is one of constant little wars which are not at present worth a place in history except in connection with the history of the mother country, where, mention has been made of them when essential.
Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society in 1820, and has been recognized by the European powers as an independent state since 1847.
One absolute monarchy survives in Africa Morocco, ruled by a Sultan, who is, however, in constant conflict with his warrior chiefs.
www.oldandsold.com /articles35/modern-europe-34.shtml   (2046 words)

  
 Boer War
One of the first, and most well-known, explorers to penetrate the interior of Africa was Dr. David Livingstone, a British physician and missionary.
He was sent to South Africa as a medical missionary during 1840, and his subsequent expeditions and discoveries caused many parts of the extant maps of Africa to be redrawn.
Before the age of exploration of Africa had finished, the "scramble" for Africa had begun, with the help of these explorers.
www.pvhs.chico.k12.ca.us /~bsilva/projects/scramble/explorers.htm   (643 words)

  
 Map exhibit chronicles European encounters with Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From fantastic creatures such as the one-eyed "monoculi" depicted on a 1542 map to evidence of the foreign colonization of Africa in the 19th century, the sweeping changes in European conceptions of the "dark continent" are presented in an exhibit of maps on view through Aug. 1 in Green Library.
In 2001, Stanford's collection of 570 maps of Africa became one of the largest and most diverse in the world with the purchase of the private Oscar I. Norwich collection from South Africa.
Jacobson said universities in South Africa did not have enough staff or resources to manage such a large antiquarian collection, while the country's heritage commission decided it could be sent overseas because the maps were of European origin.
www.stanford.edu /group/news/report/news/2004/april28/africamaps-428.html   (810 words)

  
 THE RE-COLONIZATION OF AFRICA BILL (H
Africa has been depicted by the outside world as a bonanza land where foreigners flock to make it rich by scooping precious minerals.
All economies of Sub-Sahara Africa were founded and operate on a colonial system, which was designed to exploit her resources to benefit foreign interests.
If in fact Africa belongs to Africans, so do her resources, which must be utilized by Africans on terms determined by them for their mutual benefit.
www.rdrwanda.org /Rwanda/infos/UDC04071999.html   (3110 words)

  
 Back to Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From this climate was born the idea of colonization, which proposed sending fls, free and slave, back to Africa.
Sending their first fls to Africa in 1820, the effort faltered at first due to its failure to find suitable territory on which to settle.
Colonization continued sporadically for the next few decades, but support was inconsistent.
beatl.barnard.columbia.edu /students/his3487/lembrich/seminar6.html   (278 words)

  
 THE DANCES OF AFRICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The French song of "the larks", which is called "Alouette," and which has been sung by school children the world over, was theme for one "griot," in telling of the colonization of Africa.
As with the Jewish people, Africa has it's _______________________________________________________ceremonies in which dance is a part of the celebration.
Paul speaks of maturing in Christ, with the words: For when for the time,you ught to have been teachers, you have need that one teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.
www.angelfire.com /journal2/skylark/THEDANCESOFAFRICA.html   (1107 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Recolonization of Africa?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A "United States of Africa" that would challenge the agro-industrial might of the United States – a dream of late British internationalist Cecil Rhodes – has gained new life as Western powers put their blessing on what might be considered an African "New Deal."
Africa advocates are united that Africa needs help and that it can use NEPAD's funding scheme as a tool.
There are examples where overseas institutions have financed development projects in Africa, but the money has ended up in the pockets of appointed planners and contractors from the donor countries.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28143   (1828 words)

  
 foodfirst.org: Re-Colonization of Africa
The recurring theme in all these conversations was the roadblock Africa's "re-colonization" is posing for achieving food self-sufficiency.
I use the term to refer to the simple fact that the most important decisions having to do with agriculture and the access to food are being made by outsiders; by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Western donor countries including USAID, and agribusinesses.
Food First's future work in Africa is going to be with organizations opposing these SAP induced trends.
www.foodfirst.org /progs/global/africa/s96v18n61.html   (657 words)

  
 British Colonization - History - Kenya - Africa
The Imperial British East Africa Company was chartered in 1888 to administer Kenya, but the company soon found itself losing large amounts of money through its vain attempts to extend control over the interior.
In 1902 Britain decided to merge Uganda’s Eastern Province with the East Africa Protectorate; thus the Lake Victoria basin and the western highlands became part of Kenya.
The colony’s small Asian and Arab populations were given several seats in the council in the 1920s.
www.countriesquest.com /africa/kenya/history/british_colonization.htm   (599 words)

  
 TaskStream
According to state standards this lesson (European Colonization of Africa) is the first part of two world areas of the entire unit on the Era of New Imperialism.
This is a great lesson to teach students the impact of European colonization on all aspects of the social sciences.
Explain imperialism from the perspective of the colonizers and the colonized and the varied immediate and long-term responses by the people under colonial rule.
online.sfsu.edu /~bjbeatty/itec712/tellers/lessonplanfinal.html   (1179 words)

  
 foodfirst.org: Africa
The Clinton Administration continues to view Africa from the narrow perspective of U.S. economic interests.
Its proposed "Economic Partnership with Africa" envisions a "NAFTA for Africa" trade relationship, featuring continued World Bank and IMF structural adjustment programs, which are currently wreaking havoc on employment, education and health services across the continent.
Our forthcoming book by Senior Analyst Deborah Toler, Africa: Myths and Realities, and a media campaign will present successful, African-created sustainable agricultural approaches, part of our well-substantiated argument that with different policies, Africa could be self-reliant in basic foods.
www.foodfirst.org /progs/global/africa/index.html   (267 words)

  
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The colonization of Africa has been just as detrimental, if not more, than the slave trade was.
At least the descendents of those stolen from Africa are supposedly given equal opportunities in America, the descendants of those first colonized in Africa are still repressed.
Even in places where the colonial powers have been removed the people will never be able to return to their original way of life, there has been too much damage already done.
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 Colonization of Africa | African Colonization | Colonial Africa | Questia.com Online Library
...the History of Colonization 28...Scramble for Africa 49...regained in Africa and Asia...examples of prosperous colonization.
...The partition of Africa was one of the most spectacular episodes in modern history.
For Europeans, Africa was still an unknown continent in 1880.
www.questia.com /library/history/african-history/colonization-of-africa.jsp   (433 words)

  
 French Colonialism in Africa
While this initial excursion into Africa was intended to be an act of revenge, the purpose for continued French expansion into Africa quickly changed to increasing French prestige, both abroad and in Europe.
The proponents of French colonization in Africa believed that France could increase her perceived power in Europe by increasing French presence and authority abroad.
France was also the primary owner of colonies in West Africa, had some holdings in Equatorial Africa and held the present day country of Gabon.
www.acdis.uiuc.edu /Research/OPs/Pederson/html/contents/sect3.html   (871 words)

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