The Effects of Colonization on African Countries

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The Effects of Colonization on African Countries If Africa were a person, it would be a wise, young, memorable woman with a difficult past. It would be wise because of its knowledge through experience, young because of its age in comparison with other countries, memorable because of its life-long history, and a woman because of its patience and grueling work. The continent Africa, to some extent is all these things; but because Africa consists of at least 54 different countries, each with its own chronicle, it is cannot be a person, for a person is a characteristic individual. Thus, Africa is not as wise and collected as it should be. Young? Maybe; memorable? Possibly; but wise? That is debatable. One of the most fascinating things about Africa is its suffering and challenging past. Throughout its years of struggle, its ultimate independence by 1970 has been its biggest achievement. Due to its previous colonization and control, this period was a large step for the continent. Africa was faced with several problems and challenges, some brought shortly after, and some occurring long-term. Whatever the case, many of these difficulties have affected the lifestyle of Africans today that sets Africa apart from the rest of the world at present. The continent is labeled as being the “Third World”. The “Dark Continent”. Why? Why is Africa different from the rest of the world’s continents? The answer is categorized into three different forms. The reason Africa is diverse to continents such as America, Australia, Great Britain is because it suffers from the problems that it did since its independence, which can be classified into the groups ‘Econ... ... middle of paper ... ... * Mpassy, Armanda. Communications, Networks, Opportunities for the Congo. [Online] Available http://wwwwbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/user/armand/cng_proj/cg-nic.html, 2/02/04 * the Congo: Past and Present. [Online] Available: http://www.tasok.cd/Congo%20Page.htm, 5/02/04 · Chang, Andrew. The Open Palm. [Online] Available http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/corruption020906.html, 2 /01/04. * Education and Nutrition in Ghana [Online] Available http://www.canadianfeedthechildren.ca/ourprograms/basiceducation.html, 4/01/04. * Reynolds, Edward. Focus on Africa. Book Production Systems, Inc. Canada, 1994. * BBC News. World:Africa Kinshana ‘Four Days from Starvation’. [Online] Available http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/167635.stm, 3/01/04.
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