Colonial Borders in Africa: Improper Design and its Impact on African Borderland Communities

Pictured here is a map of the Partition of  Africa. Photo courtesy of Stuart Rankin via Flickr Commons.  The Scramble for Africa began with the Berlin Conference (1884–85) and ended by the early twentieth century. During this period, European colonizers partitioned Africa into spheres of influence, colonies, and various segments. They partitioned land from European capitals, with … Continue reading Colonial Borders in Africa: Improper Design and its Impact on African Borderland Communities