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Africa's Colonial Past

Colonialism is the coverage of a country seeking to extend or retain its authority over different
people or territories, typically with the intention of monetary dominance. In colonization,
colonizers can also impose their religion, economics, and other cultural practices on indigenous
peoples. The overseas administrators rule the territory to pursue their pastimes, looking to benefit
from the colonized area's humans and sources.
Africa is a continent that has an enormous amount of natural resources. Currently, Africa now
has the world's 30% of natural resources. In the coming future, they will be the world's largest
exporter of the diamond, salt, oil and gold but, that is the future. Currently, Africa is still
suffering from what they went through many years of Colonialism. Africa was ruled and looted
by foreign administration by its resources, causing physical damage to the people who were
forced to work in the same fields that they used to own. This caused significant damage as to this
day, and they face the consequences of the action taken by Europeans.
The imposition of Colonialism brought Africa to its all-time low. African nodes of notion, styles
of cultural development, and ways of existence have been impacted by the alternate political
structure introduced via Colonialism. The African economy changed into considerably changed
through the Atlantic slave exchange via the system of imperialism and the monetary guidelines
that observed colonization. Before the "Scramble for Africa," or the reliable partition of Africa
through the leading European nations, the African economies were advancing in each location,
especially inside the exchange. The final of Colonialism is to take advantage of the physical,
human, and economic assets of an area to gain the colonizing country. European powers pursued
this goal with the aid of encouraging the development of a commodity primarily based on a
buying and selling system, a coins crop agriculture system, and with the aid of building an
exchange community linking the total monetary output of a location to the demands of the
colonizing country. The development of Colonialism and the partition of Africa with the aid of
the European colonial powers arrested the herbal development of the African financial gadget.
Africa before Colonialism turned into no longer economically remoted from the rest of the arena.
Indeed, African states had engaged in intentional change from the time of the pharaohs of ancient
Egypt, and west Africa had developed enormous international buying and selling structures
throughout the eras of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. These massive empires relied closely on the
taxing of a foreign alternate to finance government fees. Those international locations' wealth
became structured mainly on the exchange in gold and the levying of customs, taxes, and prices
associated with administrative offices.
Today, China makes use of international relations in Africa rather than brute pressure, and it
does now not seem to aspire to formal political manipulation inside the region. However, African
economies are once more responding to the growing call for commodities by using a rapidly
industrializing power. Chinese investments in land, infrastructure and mines are flowing in.
Mineral exports, and especially oil, are once more taking a developing share of African exports.
History suggests that such export booms are unsustainable, but what are the probabilities that
Africa will avoid a renewed cycle of commodity dependency? As we contemplate the solution, a
chief difference with records should be stated. With a projected population of over 3 billion,
Africa will be one of the world's most populous areas in 2050. Suppose African policymakers
find methods to invest commodity windfalls in the subsequent generations' health and education
and grow exchange with neighbour countries. In that case, export growth may also do more to
stimulate African monetary improvement than it did a century ago.
Colonialism had a destructive impact on every country which was under its control but, none of
them were as severely impacted as Africa because Colonialism showed the true colours of people
it was colonized by and because of that, to this day, they are facing the consequences but,
looking on the bright side, they have shown signs of improvement and will keep on doing that,
and as I have mentioned earlier, Africa will be the largest importer and will become one of the
wealthiest countries in the coming future.