I had always liked reading about the world history and Geographies. And in recent times, Wikipedia has really helped me in this. God, how I like Wikipedia (there’ll be a separate blog on that!). In the past 1 year (probably even more than that), I’ve read about almost every single country in this world. Wikipedia gives the history, geography, politics, current events, economy etc of every country.
And as everyone would know, none of the countries in
Africa has a highly varied geography – the dense fertile
There did exist powerful kingdoms like the
When the European powers started colonizing
So the European powers met somewhere in Europe (
The best example is the case of Tutsi and Hutu people inhabiting the regions of current day
African countries ranks last in the World wide Human Development Index. This again is fallout of imperialism. Unlike in
Most African colonies gained independence when the cold war was at its height. Their economies were too nascent and vulnerable and totally lacked any infrastructure. And many countries did not have any leader with a proper vision. Also these countries were rich in important natural resources. So obviously they caught the attention of the two super powers. In order to control the natural resources, they started installing puppet regimes in many countries, which just gave the super powers all access to the resources, while denying the locals even the basic necessities. The super powers even supported such fanatics and maniacs like Idi Amin, just to propagate the cold war. The result – Anarchy, civil war, genocide and stripping of natural resources.
The colonial powers created plantations in many parts of
The rich natural resources of