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By Sir Martin Ewans,Martin Ewans

there's a extensive consensus between people who are curious about Africa that the plight of the continent is coming near near the catastrophic. in part the roots of the matter are ancient, stemming from the exploitation and colonisation of the continent via eu powers. An appreciation of the background of the connection among Europe and Africa, an immense episode of which this booklet examines, is imperative to an figuring out of the continent's current main issue. within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries King Leopold II of the Belgians proven a colony in Africa, which, because the Congo loose country, turned a byword for unremitting exploitation and frequent atrocities. This booklet describes the construction, the advance and the cave in either one of this regime and of the Belgian colony that changed it. Conclusions are drawn in regards to the nature of ecu colonialism in Africa and the implications for Europe itself.

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