During the last scramble for Africa in 1884, European powers met in Berlin to discuss the rules of invading and taking over territory in Africa. There were no Africans invited to the table. In 1947, the scramble for Africa 2.0 began when Western nations led by United States and its NATO allies fought Russia. Russia and United States took their fight into ideological territory and when African countries sought to attain independence from colonialism Russia and China were there with ammunition and an alternate philosophy of governance to the brutal barbaric western colonial regimes.
In the century, we have a new scramble for Africa occurring. The scramble for Africa 3.0 is not being televised and though it is not directly apparent when exactly it began the effects on the African continent are well evident. France never left the continent even after African independence it still has a large footprint on the continent. “Francafriq” is the term that is used to describe the effect of France on the African continent.
Facts about France in Africa
Facts about China in Africa
This will increase regional trade in East Africa. See our article on Effects of Transportation Networks on AGOA.
Facts about the United States in Africa
The African nations continue to welcome their ‘partners’ because they feel that they come in peace. However, many citizens are beginning to realize that just as the first colonialist said they came in peace their ancestors soon found their mines and cattle & land in foreign hands. Africans realize that those who do not learn from their history are bound to make the mistakes of the past. The continent has entered a new phase of colonialism 3.0.
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