Africa

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The "dark continent", almost completely overrun by European colonialists, now full of nominally independent governments. Its exploitation continues in a range of more modern, complex, forms, such as land grabbing.

Place.png Africa
(Continent)
Colonial Africa 1913 map.jpg

Colonisation

Almost all of Africa was colonised by European powers, especially Britain and France.

Decolonization

Nominal independence was granted to the former colonies throughout the 20th century.

Land grabbing

Full article: Land grabbing

Africa has undergone a boom in land grabbing as foreign investors sought assets likely to be unaffected by, or even to benefit from the global economic events after 2008.

Militarization

Of the The US military has a "quiet but ever-expanding presence on the continent", which has been termed a "shadow war".[1]

“Of the 53 armed forces in Africa, 41 (or 77 percent) received U.S. military training.”
 (April 1999)    —   [2]

 

Nation states

Nation stateDate
Algeria
Angola
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia21 March 1990 - Present
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
 

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  1. https://news.vice.com/story/the-u-s-is-waging-a-massive-shadow-war-in-africa-exclusive-documents-reveal
  2. 2.0 2.1 Demilitarization for Democracy Dictators or Democracies? U.S. Arms Transfers and Military Training
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