Without the participation of a single African representative, European nations came together under the Berlin Conference in 1884 and divided Africa between themselves. Since that day, the language, culture, identity, religion and space that existed as Africa was totally changed. The continent was invaded by imperialists who came bearing arms […]

If you’re like most people, you probably have two basic images of Africa. Either you think of something like this: (Why you shouldn’t look at Africa through a western lens?) That represents “the good” Africa: safaris, colorful tribes, and Egypt’s pyramids. It’s the stuff we see on National Geographic. Or […]

There are two countries in Africa that are considered by some scholars to never have been colonized: Liberia and Ethiopia. The truth, however, is much more complex and open to debate. Liberia The sovereign nation of ​Liberia is often described as never colonized because it was created so recently, in 1847. Liberia was […]

The Trump administration on Friday added six countries to the nations facing stringent travel restrictions, virtually blocking immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where refugees are fleeing genocide. Beside Nigeria, varying degrees of restrictions will hit three other African countries, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania, and one […]

If Africans can’t find solutions to Africa’s Problems then Africa’s Problems have no Solutions at all. (Africa will not be Developed by Foreign Investors). Before Niccolo Machiavelli wrote his famous book ~The Prince in 1513, the norm in Continental Europe was that “Wars must be fought by mercenaries”. This means […]

The Danish government has apologized to Ghana for its role in the slave trade which saw an estimated 12 million Africans including Ghanaians shipped across the Atlantic. (Denmark apologizes to Ghana for role in slave trade) The Atlantic slave trade involved the forced transportation by slave traders of enslaved Africans, mainly from Africa to […]

The elation and euphoria that was characteristic of independence waned away when people realized Africa was being exploited in new, subtle ways that superficially seem benevolent. Colonialism was marked with sheer brutality of insane proportions, and such force was the means employed by the European colonizers to extract and siphon […]