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Africa Rising (Eg TANZANIA): Can “The Dark Continent” Outshine Its Former Colonial Masters?

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by R.B, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. R.B

    R.B JF-Expert Member

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    [h=2]He who laughs last laughs best. For decades, European countries were the colonial masters of Africa, dividing the continent at their own whim and exploiting the abundant resources available for their own purposes. Yet today, there has been a paradigm shift where African nations are now leading the world in economic growth and can more hold their own against their ex-colonial masters.

    [/h] [​IMG] :israel:

    "The Outside World Still Sees Africa Of Yesterday. We Believe This Is Africa's Time."

    Throughout history, the African continent and its people have been victims of unfair discrimination and exploitative practices. Africa’s main oppressors have always been its former European colonial masters, who dubbed the region as the “Dark Continent” back during the early 19[SUP]th[/SUP] century. While the origins of the term reflected how little Europeans knew about Africa (map makers back then would often leave the region dark as they had no clue of its interior geography), the term soon began to carry racist undertones with it as rampant discrimination began to spread across the region in the wake of a mad scramble for colonies among the European powers. :sleepy: