When Europeans arrived in Africa they found it upon themselves to bring us commerce and civilization. However, Africa had its own forms of commerce, science, art and other measures of civilisation long before the arrival of the colonisers. When Europeans arrived in Africa, like everyone who comes from elsewhere into […]

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 […]

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 […]