problems for natives that afflicted the African colonies at the time of European imperialist invasion and colonization. One of the few positive effects European expansion had on the very large and underdeveloped continent of Africa was that it reduced the amount of local warfare amongst African groups and tribes. In some colonies where humanitarian efforts were applied 4 Casco, J. (2014). La rebelión Maji Maji: Un análisis historiográfico . Colegio de Mexico. Retrieved from 5 Bracking, S., & Harrison, G. (2003). Editorial: Africa, Imperialism & New Forms of Accumulation. Review of African Political Economy, 30 (95), 5-10. Retrieved from
Schafer 10 there was a large improvements in the field of medicine as well as in the education system. Sanitation was also greatly improved throughout African colonies due to European new imperialism. European nations ignored the needs of African native groups, when claiming colonies in Africa to fulfill their own greedy new imperialistic agendas. A combination of economic, political and social reasons greatly influenced European colonization. Resources and geopolitics played an important roles as to where each country decided occupy and colonize. European expansion into Africa has affected the native people in many ways and African nations continue to feel the many effects of Europe’s aggressive and thorough invasion even over a century later. 6 Word Count: 3000 6 Gann, L.H, & Duignan, P, (Eds.). (1969). Colonialism in africa (Vols. 1-2). London, GB: Cambridge University Press
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