The scramble of Africa should be included in every history books in Africa specially in primary school in Continent. Might help future African leaders also stop stupid tribes issues in Continent.
Always it's good to know about our history. Because some of our own books in Africa school are lack of these type of information. Busy trying to teach us European history I don't know why.
Many of us don't know even about the roots of our borders.
im a stundent and there r to many big words
If our goverments in Africa could really understand history of Africa. Many Africa issues about tribes in Africa could be avoid. Now we can introduce this type informations in every school books in Africa for future generations to have better understand of our tribes.
Africa is still not yet independent, many African states still receive their educational syllabus, teaching programes based on Eurocentric ideology, West still control Africa by the back door, there's no sense of political independence without economic, policy independence, uniformity is a must.
It really pains me that africa has gone through a lot of pains and still has not learn anything.When are they going to start showing something for we to know that they have started learning and not really for themselves only(leaders)?A fool at 40 is a fool for ever and i really believe in this
With african leaders becoming,Selfish egocentric, greedy,it would be good to empower young people with their origins and possibility of change of colonial borders, so that we the young can creat & find our own countries asis happening is s.sudan
Most Africans are not aware of this aspect of their past and the neccesary details to gear them up to agitate for a revolution which would bring development on the long run. Like our forefathers we are myopic.
This discussions should be integrated into the school syllabus of growing children.
Please know it
Oromia in East Africa is now a part of Modern Ethiopia. This Oromo country was colonized by Abyssinians based from Current North Ethiopia. That is why Oromo Liberation Front is fighting for freedom of Oromia and Oromo people. This was the result of the scramble for Africa by EU.
Ibsa, Be real. Oromo is a region in central Ethiopia and its inhabitants are Ethiopians of Oromo tribe,the largest ethinic group in Ethiopia. No one is colonizing them.
Now I have learnt at least a little bit of my home country Africa I am glad that I can help increase our population and famousity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but i thought all our boarder should open and easy for all african to enter neighbouring countrys for an open transactions among us
this was a load of ballsack thank you very much.
i am joseph kony..all you parents sleeping better watch out, im coming for your kids.
that is a great information need to be spread rapidly in Africa so that our future generation would be able to become more suspicius of our history and fix what went wrong using the history
Dear writter, I was just surprised when I read Eritrea was split off from Ethiopia in 1993, as really true , If you said all the border remark during Era-European period and still on, how itthen Eritrea split off from Ethiopia then , If you knew History Eritrea is the frist African country knew its border in the year of 1900-1909 in the world during Italian colonized so it is split off then in 1993 if it has its owen border which recognized during the Era-European period,its not why they marked a border. So tell me if you dont then pleas ask to the people Eritrea and you may even you dont writer others African history as well. Zack Nathan
Zack, don't be tribalist. I believe in part of article that said Eritrea later split off from Ethiopia because there where time Eritrea was united with Ethiopia. That what meant about split. United Africa will better and stronger for all us African.
ALL AFRICANS MUST HAVE PASSPORT WHEN THEY WANT TO GO TO OTHER COUNTRY IN AFRICA
Interesting,thought-provoking,sobering.My Dear Brothers and Sisters of Africa,its ok now to forgive ourselves for being colonized.Time to move forward with our children in mind.Let's start by learning about each other,trading with each other,visiting and loving each other.Lets start there please.
I really really like this article. I have read a number of textbooks and anthropology books that try to address this issue, and this ranks among the best of them.
I want to understand your post, but need clarity. There were no boarders before European colonization . Groups who spoke the same language and shared customs and rituals were grouped into tribes--tribes not being an official word they would describe self?
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So, I would like to ask everyone here a question, what the actual fuck is wrong with all of you.
This is very information and i thing each an every african must know this. we start by teaching our own african history at primary level. colonialism killed this continent and it will continue to do so if we do not free our selves mentally.
to much better
For peace, stability and economic development to be achieved squarely in Africa, state boundaries should be redrawn to pre-colonial era, all countries should engage Africa in free trade - not aid and the west should keep off African politics.
This is empowering
im a fan of africa country
We have need to educate not only our children but the general masses of our beloved continent. African History should be a compulsory subject from Primary education right through to university, then our young can align their careers to Africa's Rebirth
It is my hope that Africans stop using foreign made weapons to kill other Africans. The Africans must develop a continental consciousness in order to form a more perfect union that can advance the people and civilization of Africa. #NewUnitedAfricaNation
As a white African I can only wonder at the horrors of the past. However, we Africans have to go forward and make ourselves strong. History is history but should not be neglected or harped on nor to be repeated. Good is good and bad is bad.
Race Frist!!! Greg You are not African!! you are white you said so, so shut up!!
The Path and wheel of history trace origin, trends and developments. I have not seen anything in Afrika to condemn the erstwhile colonialists. The Afrikan alphabets, where did they come from; can we read history without letters? Can Afrikans survive with abrasive religions? Can Afrikans irrespective degrees be enlightened without looking back to where the dredging rain began to beat them? Back-biting, greed, corruption and dishonesty are the great barriers that hold and keep Afrika down; such that even if they know the true that ‘1’ is ‘’1’1 and ‘a’ is ‘a’; they still argue. They behave like people without roots, will they have branches? They betrayed to slavery and pay homage with vice; how can Afrika turn to blame and not accept blames?
Listen! There aren't many different races, only One race! And that is the race for the survival of Mother Earth. ;) Dear sisters and brothers of Mother Earth and of Africa, i'm horrified of the colonization of the greatest continent of this world. Please teach us how to build a sound environment!
"If you look in deep, African leaders or African presidens are partialy to blame for suffering of African people."
No. 'African leaders' who went against the trasnational corporations were: Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Thomas Sankara - they were killed. Mobutu et all were propped up.
What's more, it are the same corporations(De Beers, SocGen) which made money during colonialism, that are extracting wealth from Africa right now.
They are also behind breaking Katanga from the DRC, South Sudan from Sudan, etc. This is done to control and exploit territory, not for democracy.
Will you please me with bordering counties of Africa
Very incredible history of Africa.It increase my love for Africa .
may god blees africa, our leaders to work united and use education as the main weapon to comunicate and brake the tribal and racial boundries of this continent and more over to embrace our history and celebrate it instead of being shamefull about it.
glad to see some little bit of history about the origin of Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda.
The writer mentioned South Africa as a country that gained its independence earlier than 1951, is that so, didn't we gain it in 1994/04/27? May be I got it wrong.
The "Scramble for Africa" (also known as the "Race for Africa" or the Partition of Africa) was the invasion, occupation, colonization, and annexation of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism between 1881 and 1914.
Good historical material.But what criteria ,method and machinery was used to create boundaries of the African continent?
Its a good write-up filled with essential information on the History of African but the boundries surrounding Africa were not icluded.
This article was great in the sense that it clarified many good points about African History. We have to learn about our past to know our present and be able to anticipate about the future. History is past, the present we are living can be our history so let's work together to make Africa powerful
When there is problem with leadership, the followership is also doomed. African leaders are not showing good examples. They have allowed themselves to be manipulated for too long. Dubai model should be a credible blue print for a turn-around butm are they willing?
what the fuck are the answers?
The article was very informative. here in the united states I'm classified as an African American. African history is not taught at all in our system. It's up to us AA's, to learn about Africa independently. Learning the truth, calms my spirit.
The african history is important especially to the African schools.The young ones have to know more about africa other than focusing on affairs of international communities ignoring our own.
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I really weep for the suffering of the people of Africa.. blessed continent. And the earlier the youths of this great continent come together and unite for revolution the better for the continent and people yet unborn.
The West did not colonised Africa on the basis of racism but on the basis of Africa's weakness compared to the West. Certain individuals find others' weakness as clean tool of exploitation. That's exactly what the West found and it's up to the West to abandon or keep up and cherish its found tool.
Pity indeed. Very little is being done to tell the story to the Africa youth. Times have moved, borders shall stay put but knowledge should never be denied. AU! What are up to? Let us be PROUD for once. Viva Afuraka! VIVA!
Borders are old forms of barriers. The effects of globalization and modern life is marching toward borderless world. Take Schengen area of Europe. Borders are removed. Africa is moving toward political integration with ultimate goal of removing borders.
Dear writer,you have to bear in your mind that a great rich state of mine is still under the rule of ethiopia (west somali state) and that is why somali people are still strugling for their emancipation from this hostile nation.this state was paid by colony
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Africa is a tribal state. Africans are best described based on their tribal roots and as such should be identified along tribal lines. There are many tribes in Africa and these forms the variuos invisible states that should be established as 'indepent nations' in Africa. Through diplomatic and peacful dialogue, tribal states(nations) in African can integrate/cooperate with one another on economy,health, etc, thereby eliminating tribal contest that has stood over the years to destabilize great African projects. Presently, politics is a tribal contest in Africa, and we need to fill in this need to develop our various culture,by our own hands. Tribal competition in politics brings strife and war, but with an 'Ibibio nation'(my tribe in Nigeria), the desire to overcome obstacles will be greater. African growth and unity can only be best achieved when all African tribes are re-established and better placed to work for their traditions. Let re-drew the European map on African soil, lets erase the mistakes of the past, the Europeans tried their best for us, its time we take over our lives and live. Lets do this for our childrens children, let do this for the world.
who crteated these borders in the fisrt place
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