• The Negative Effects of Indirect Rule on Africans
    Indirect rule was a system of ruling Africans that sought not to displace African authority, but instead to rule through it. It was first used by the British and later adopted by other European powers after they witnessed its success. Indirect rule is largely considered a more humane alternative t...
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  • British vs. France Rule in Africa
    Within the information presented in this course there have been many similarities and differences noted about the French and British rule in western Africa. Because the authoritative forces were of two completely different countries, each had their own ideas and concerns for the African nations. It...
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  • Resistance to Colonial Rule in Africa
    By the start of the 20th century, Colonial rule by both the French and the British in Southern Africa had rising expenditure costs. The British method of indirect rule in their colonies, created by Frederick Lugard to leave existing government as it is, had far lower costs than the French method of...
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  • Direct and Indirect Rule
    Direct and indirect rule is a significant concept in Southeast Asian colonial history. It refers to the method of rule that colonial powers practiced on the Southeast Asian nations which they ruled. Definitions and Examples of Direct and Indirect Rule ‘Direct’ rule means relying on colonial ad...
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  • Why Most Policies Fail in Africa
    The Institute Of Professional Sociologists Nigeria (IPSN) WHY MOST POLICIES DON’T WORK IN AFRICA Eve...
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  • Imperialism over Africa
    Imperialism over Africa & Asia Ursula A Strickland April 4, 2005 Dr. G Spurr In the late 19th century Imperialism swept through Europe like an extraordinary force with the most obvious motive of economic gain. The causes of development with inten...
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  • British in Africa : West and Egypt
    Do you agree or disagree, and to what extent, with the statement that: ‘ the exploration and further opening of western Africa for the British was similar to the experience in Egypt. The British were only interested in money and strategic placement’ I do believe this statement is, in large, t...
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  • History of West Africa
    HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA Overview The history of West Africa is the long history of human movements, incursions, displacements, intermixtures of peoples, and of the impact of these on the beliefs, attitudes, social and political organization to the peoples West Africa. The history of West Africa...
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  • Imperialism & Colonialism in Africa
    Stephanie S McKnight Hist 205 Dr. Mary Louise Nagata October 20, 2011 Imperialism and Colonialism in Africa or South/Southeast Asia in the Modern Era Kenya is now an independent country, which has been independent since 1963. Kenya is located in eastern Africa and it’ a very unique country b...
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  • Scramble for Africa
    What were the major historical factors explaining ‘the scramble for Africa’? In order to approach this essay question, my analysis will be divided into two parts. The first section will define what the scramble for Africa means. In the subsequent sections, I will refer to the case history of co...
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  • Colonialism in Africa
    Throughout many centuries, Europeans have force their ideals and religion onto African cultures. Portuguese settlers began arriving into the West Coast of Africa to find direct routes to the gold trade and trade routes to spice islands of South Africa. In 1444, Portugal made their first encounter wi...
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  • Analysis of the Conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Table of Contents Abstract 2 Introduction 2 Overview 2 Struggles 2 Population 2 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY - Primary Sector (Agriculture) 2 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY - Secondary Sector (Industry) 2 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 2 EDUCATIONAL DILEMMA 2 Problems 2 Overall 2 Geographic 2 Historical 2 Health 2...
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  • The Devlopment of Modern Africa
    The Development of Modern Africa There are over 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the wealth of natural resources and the prevalence of wealth in the northern segments of Africa have led many to speculate about the equity and economic development in the sub-Sahara. Unfortunately, the progr...
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  • The Scramble for Africa
    Essay Title: What were the major historical factors explaining ‘the scramble for Africa’? The scramble for Africa has aptly been described as the golden period of European expansionism in the 19th century. It was an age in which the continents of Africa, Asia and Middle Eastern states were b...
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  • Political Islam in West Africa and the Sahel
    Ricardo Laremont, Ph.D., and Hrach Gregorian, Ph.D. Political Islam in West Africa and the Sahel Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and arguably, Côte d’Ivoire. Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Togo, and Liberia also contain substantial Muslim minority communities. Our focus is primarily...
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  • Party Politics and Elections in West Africa
    Introduction Strong and sustainable democracy is dependent on the existence of well-functioning political parties. Political parties are crucial actors in bringing together diverse interests, recruiting and presenting candidates, and developing competing policy proposals that provide people with a...
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  • Law and Traditions in Africa
    DISCRIMINATION ON ETHNIC GROUNDS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS Introduction Many societies all over the world have had to grapple with the problem of inter-group relations. Such concepts as apartheid, discrimination, prejudice, pogrom, ethnicity, hatred, fanaticism, intolerance, war and even...
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  • With reference to a specific case, critically assess the role of racialisation in upholding imperial rule.
    Introduction To quote Alejandro Colás (2007, p. 117), “the racialisation of culture is central to the construction of imperial civilization.” Racialisation is the process by which one conceives and relates to an individual or a group on the basis of his or their presumed race; applied to...
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  • Africa and International Relations: Regional Lessons for a Global Discourse
    Africa and International Relations: Regional Lessons for a Global Discourse Author(s): Tandeka C. Nkiwane Source: International Political Science Review / Revue internationale de science politique, Vol. 22, No. 3, Transformation of International Relations: Between Change and Continuity. Transformati...
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  • Assess the Significance of Strategic Factors in Bringing About Change in Relation to Expansion and Dismantling of the British Empire in Africa in the Period C1870 – C1981
    Assess the significance of strategic factors in bringing about change in relation to expansion and dismantling of the British Empire in Africa in the period c1870 – c1981 The British expansion into the Dark Continent rose as fast as it declined, although there were many contributing factors to...
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