European colonization caused revolutionary changes to Africa's political geography and old African empires and kingdoms met their demise. The societies in Africa were in flux and politically and organizationally unstable... More »

Colonialism is the subjugation of the people of one country by those of another through either direct military occupation or political force while neocolonialism exerts its influence through less direct means such as eco... More »

Colonialism influenced African spoken languages by introducing a number of Indo-European languages as the official languages of the colonized countries. In some African countries, colonization meant that all official mat... More »

Although he never set foot in Africa, during the colonization of Africa, King Leopold II founded the Association Internationale du Congo, defeated attempts to conquer the Congo basin and forced villagers into slavery. Hi... More »

From the late 19th century through the early 20th century, European imperialism grew substantially, leading to changes in Africa. These changes included colonialism, exploitation of resources and an increase in trade. More »

Examples of colonialism include the ancient Greek colonization of Sicily, the Spanish colonization of South America, the Viking colonization of Normandy and the British colonization of Australia. Colonialism involves a p... More »

David Diop's poem "Africa" reflects his hope for an independent African nation, and the problems brought to the continent by colonialism. Through this poem and other writings, Mr. Diop attempts to give a message of hope ... More »