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African History

What are some of the negative and positive effects of the slave trade on Africa and its people?

You would be hard pressed to find any positive outcomes concerning the slave trade in Africa. The western portion of the continent was ravaged by Europeans eager to find a labor force that would...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2017 3:32 pm UTC

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What effects did the slave trade have on Africa?

The slave trade had many effects on Africa. Most of them were, of course, negative, though we can argue that the slave trade was beneficial for some African states in the short term. One negative...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2014 2:00 am UTC

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How did the Berlin Conference of 1884 affect Africa?

The Berlin Conference carved up Africa into spheres of influence. Without asking the indigenous people, Europeans gathered together to see who would control which piece of the continent. While...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 4:33 pm UTC

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In Abyssinia, what was the Wal Wal Incident?

The Wal Wal Incident was a skirmish between Italian troops and Ethiopian troops at the Wal Wal oasis in 1934. The incident resulted in the deaths of more than 150 soldiers. In 1930, Italy built...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2017 12:26 am UTC

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Why was the Segregate Amenities Act passed?

In your question, you ask about the Segregate Amenities Act. Since there is no such law, I will answer your question about the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act. This law was passed in South...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2017 1:24 pm UTC

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What challenges did Africans face when they gained independence from colonial rule?

Most African nations started gaining their independence in the mid-1950s through 1975. African nations faced many challenges after gaining independence from European rule. Although these challenges...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2020 3:32 pm UTC

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What are the problems facing Uganda today?

There is no other word for what Ugandans have suffered since 1962 other than “genocide.” The people of this East African nation have suffered government-endorsed and government sponsored acts of...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2014 4:51 pm UTC

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Why was Nelson Mandela imprisoned?

During the apartheid era, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for a number of crimes. However, the real reason that he was imprisoned is because he was working to get rid of apartheid in South Africa....

Latest answer posted October 2, 2011 1:21 am UTC

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What was the influence and impact of colonialism on Africa in terms of culture, religion, politics, economy,...

Colonialism impacted Africa in many ways. One impact was in the area of religion. The Europeans saw a great opportunity to spread Christianity to Africa. Missionaries went to Africa to spread their...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2017 3:40 pm UTC

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What is a "culture of impunity" and how does it relate to the "rule of law" ? Rwanda genocide of 1994.

My colleague above did a great job in explaining what a culture of impunity is, as opposed to a culture respectful of the rule of law. During the Rwandan genocide of 1994, at least a million Tutsis...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2015 7:03 pm UTC

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After examining the influence of the Bantu migration on African history, what concepts did the Bantu pass on to the...

The Bantu migration impacted sub-Saharan Africa in many ways. One way was the spread of the Bantu language. The Bantu language was spoken in many places in the southern part of Africa. Another...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018 7:52 pm UTC

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What was the historical significance of the "Scramble for Africa"?

The Scramble for Africa was a factor in the beginning of World War I. Britain, France, and Germany all vied for power in Africa, and in many cases the lines were not clearly demarcated even after...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2018 11:00 pm UTC

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What are the positive and negative effects of imperialism in Africa during World War I?

During the second half of the nineteenth century and proceeding through the end of the First World War, European imperialism in Africa significantly altered much of the continent, both for better...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2009 6:37 am UTC

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How did the slave trade affect Africa's political structures?

The majority of the African slave trade consisted of Europeans trading African tribes for slaves. The slave trade became so lucrative for Africans themselves that they frequently waged war against...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2010 3:21 am UTC

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Is Cambodia in Africa?

Cambodia is in SouthEast Asia, west of southern Vietnam.

Latest answer posted February 4, 2009 7:36 am UTC

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Analyze the effects of the Age of Exploration on Africa and on the Americas. Include specific effects of the Atlantic...

Because your essay must be three paragraphs, I would write the thesis statement as a topic sentence or as a lead-in sentence. In your thesis statement, include what you think were the major effects...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2016 1:36 pm UTC

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What happened during apartheid in South Africa, and how?

From 1948 to 1994, the South African government enforced the social and legal segregation of people of color from white people. Though the roots of racism are much older, Apartheid really began...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 5:08 pm UTC

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What were the main consequences of the policy of apartheid in South Africa?

Apartheid was a terrible injustice. As with our enforced racism in the United States, apartheid stifles society. It leads to a country at war with itself, where there are two groups of different...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 2:16 am UTC

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Who are the major trading partners of modern African nations?

China is one of the major trading partners of modern African nations. In addition, it is a key investor in the continent. Trade between China and Africa significantly grew in the past 10 years....

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019 8:04 am UTC

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What common experiences united the African diaspora? What events in Africa inspired Pan-Africanism? What were...

Pan-Africanism is a movement devoted to the idea that people of African descent need and deserve political, social, and economic independence—not just from colonial rule, but also from (the less...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 9:18 pm UTC

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How did the slave trade affect Africa?

It would be difficult to overstate the deleterious ramifications for the continent of Africa of the slave trade. Slavery was an industry, and that meant a certain selectiveness in those seized and...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2018 4:04 pm UTC

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What were the consequences of slave trading on Africa and America?

The slave trade had profound consequences on both Africa and the Americas. The full extent of the consequences is huge and too numerous to fully explain here. Below you will find a brief summary of...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019 4:15 pm UTC

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How did the Group Areas Act of 1950 affect people's lives, and how did they respond to this?

The Group Areas Act, passed by the apartheid government of South Africa in 1950, restricted blacks and whites to separate areas within cities or urban regions. Black and white people were...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 10:38 pm UTC

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How did the African slave trade affect West African societies? I would especially like to know the effects the slave...

The West African slave trade had a variety of effects on the nations in western Africa. Obviously, for one, they were being plundered of the young, able-bodied men and women who could work and grow...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019 5:43 pm UTC

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How did African culture influence American culture?  

First, it seems necessary to point out that Africans became Americans when they came to the colonies, just as Europeans did. So we shouldn't necessarily think of "European" culture as the same as...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2015 5:12 pm UTC

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How did African countries reach independence? Differences, please!

In eastern and western Africa, countries gained independence after coming to an agreement with the colonial powers. For example, Kenya gained her independence in 1963, after the British agreed to...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 5:54 am UTC

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What accounts for the rather late emergence of African countries as independent nation-states? Is there something...

This post contains two closely related questions—however, the differences between the questions play a significant role in answering both of them. Africa is a continent which has been composed of...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 5:31 am UTC

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How does the development of civilization in eastern Africa and southern Africa compare and contrast?

In trying to discover more information about this topic, I went to the main Google page. I then clicked the "More" tab (at top). I then clicked the "Books" tab. I then typed your topics into the...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 9:28 am UTC

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Why did trading empires develop in ancient West Africa?

Going all the way back to 1500 BC, West African civilizations were actually highly developed relative to other ancient cultures—they were developing iron smelting and other technologies better than...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 4:08 pm UTC

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Describe the process through which apartheid was dismantled in South Africa. Why was the process relatively nonviolent?

Translated from the Afrikaans word meaning “apartness, or separateness,” apartheid (1948–1994) was a social and political system and ideology supported by the National Party of South Africa, which...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019 8:55 am UTC

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Without the help of Africans, would the European explorers have survived in Africa? Pre-Colonial Africa

There is much to suggest that Europeans had a difficult time adapting to the new world where there was so much different than expected. Certainly, the climate conditions in Africa would have posed...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2009 5:27 am UTC

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Why was South Africa the last British colony in Africa to be  granted independence in 1994?

First of all, it is not accurate to say that South Africa was granted independence in 1994. Instead, we should say that it was returned to native control in that year. This was the first year in...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2012 6:48 pm UTC

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The 17th and 18th century slave trade had the greatest impact on which part of africa? A. the Sinai B.West africa...

If you just think about the geography of the world, you will be able to think of this answer for yourself. First, which area of the world was importing slaves? As you know, most of the slaves were...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2010 2:31 am UTC

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How were interactions with Europe different in Eastern Africa than in Western Africa?

Look at the populations in those areas of Africa. In Eastern Africa, the nations there were and are dominated by Arabs, who were merchants and businessmen, mostly. So Europeans traded with them...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2010 1:15 pm UTC

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What are the major issues affecting Africa? What is holding Africa back from achieving its potential? Where will...

Africa can be divided into North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Some problems are common to both regions and some specific to one of the two. Both suffer from the legacy of colonialism,...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2018 12:56 am UTC

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What is the Fresh Revival Fire Ministries in Uganda?

The Fresh Revival Fire Ministries is a foundation in Uganda with the stated mission being “To biblically transform the lives of people through the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world, with...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2019 6:34 pm UTC

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What is the cultural geography of the Subsaharan Africa and North Africa/Southwest Asia?

Cultural geography includes the indigenous peoples and the waves of migration outward and inward. Sub-Saharan Africa is called the "cradle of humankind" because fossils from all periods of...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2013 10:47 pm UTC

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What were the effects of the Berlin Conference on Nigeria?

In 1884–1885, European powers met in Germany to discuss the future of their colonial claims on Africa. As a result of industrialization in Western Europe, explorers had begun penetrating Africa...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 11:28 am UTC

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