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Old 06-06-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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Fascinating, technology is booming in Africa.

From The World Economic Forum:
Here’s why the African start-up scene is booming
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/...e-rounds-rose/

"There was an almost four-fold increase in total startup funding received for African startups in 2018. The number of funding deals more than doubled and startups on the continent are increasingly being recipient of big ticket rounds of over $5 million. In total, African startups raised a record $725.6 million across 458 deals, the 2018 venture investment report by WeeTracker shows."

Women are participating in the tech boom:

WOMEN IN TECH AFRICA

https://www.women-in-tech-africa-summit.com/

"Women in Technology Africa is part of the world’s biggest Women in Tech conference series. This groundbreaking conference enables people and organisations to connect, learn and take action on gender diversity and inclusion in the world’s fastest growing industry."

"The African continent is one of the highest growth geographies in the world and boasts a booming tech sector, a viable market, rich with entrepreneurship and innovation."

Smart tech money is investing in Africa:

Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKBN1DM1KC

"Last year Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited technology companies in Lagos and his charitable foundation provided $24 million to Andela, which trains developers.

Google’s chief executive in a July visit to Lagos said the company aimed to train 10 million people across the continent in online skills over the next five years. He also said it hoped to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. "

People in persist in believing stereotypes about Africa might as well take out lifetime membership in the World is Flat Club.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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Am about to start a new thread on the looting of African resources and money by the west. But if there wasn't colonization this type of things wouldn't have happened.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS7BFABRyYQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzHDzV1jZ1U


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1jZHKrVH1I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLjeWpmSWjo

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Old 06-09-2019, 07:46 PM
 
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If Africa is doing so well then why the boatloads of people trying to get to Europe? If itís doing so well why are the space markets open in parts of Libya selling sub Saharan Africans? Blame Other people/countries all you want but it doesnít change what Africans are doing to each other across the continent and in other parts of the world.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:28 PM
 
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If Africa was never colonized it'll look like Ethiopia and Liberia.
Liberia??? How so?
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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Liberia??? How so?
Liberia was a US 'colony' founded to resettle freed slaves. Because of that it was left alone during the scramble for Africa at the end of the 19th Century.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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Contra-factual history was never my bag. What one must remember about Africa and Asia was that the native populations were not decimated by European diseases. Thus, the native populations were more or less intact and European influence was largely limited to colonial offices, later the capitals and key cities. European activity more or less limited to resource extraction and a minor amount of missionary work.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:55 AM
 
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If Africa is doing so well then why the boatloads of people trying to get to Europe? If itís doing so well why are the space markets open in parts of Libya selling sub Saharan Africans? Blame Other people/countries all you want but it doesnít change what Africans are doing to each other across the continent and in other parts of the world.
Correction,...not space markets. Slave markets open in Libya.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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If Africa is doing so well then why the boatloads of people trying to get to Europe?
They must like boat rides on the open ocean. Far cooler than the Sahara or the rain forests.
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If it’s doing so well why are the slave markets open in parts of Libya selling sub Saharan Africans? Blame Other people/countries all you want but it doesn’t change what Africans are doing to each other across the continent and in other parts of the world.
Rules against slavery apply only to Western countries, not to oppressed Third World countries.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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victimofGM,
-The continent of Africa has 1.2B people living on the continent.
-Everything isn't great or completely bad in Africa. Africa is doing better than it has since the 70's when Africa was in a position to rise. Some currencies were valued at a higher rate than the $. It was not by accident that many countries had turmoil up until this point.
- Present day there aren't boat loads of Africans going to the USA, Europe, or Asia. There are only 2M Africans living in the USA, 4.6M in Europe but it is projected to be between 7-8M so that is around 1% of the African population. Whereas 25% of Africa's population is mainly Europeans, Americans, and about 1% of the 25% being Asian. Asians are currently traveling/moving in large numbers to the the continent
-What I've seen is that people who migrate to the USA (not sure about Europe), go to school, make money and or just go back to their country or somewhere else. They aren't staying in the USA. People move for all reasons. Why do you think there are so many Europeans in Africa present day and aren't leaving?
-There was colonization, slavery, and looting of resources from Europe and the USA. That is not a blame that is a fact a truth.
-It is true that African leaders did a disservice to their country but they did not act alone. African leaders that take aid, sell resources for close to nothing, don't create jobs for their people, don't educate its people, grow food for world consumption but fail to feed its people and allow homelessness and don't provide the basic necessities cripple their nations and aren't fit to lead. A topic for another day! But things are and will change in the continent.

Jbgusa, Africa was not left mainly intact during colonization. Many that fought against it of course perished or became slaves. Slavery caused broken families and torture for those that made it to the USA. Roads and resources were not left in place and historical artifacts were also taken as a result. There was a breakage in language and lineage. Borders that didn't exist were established. Colonization is just not a good thing. Look at Afghanistan or Iraq right now for example, why is the USA or Europe there right now? Who gave them guns or started the wars? Now who is supposedly there to help them? They will not call their presence a scramble or colonization but it is. The USA/European presence will have many consequences decades to come. The money the USA seized from Iraq where did it go, not back to its people. The USA/Europe will take the oil then charge the people for the war/aid and put someone in power to shut up the people. Colonization doesn't work!!!
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:37 PM
 
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Jbgusa, Africa was not left mainly intact during colonization. Many that fought against it of course perished or became slaves. Slavery caused broken families and torture for those that made it to the USA. Roads and resources were not left in place and historical artifacts were also taken as a result. There was a breakage in language and lineage. Borders that didn't exist were established. Colonization is just not a good thing. Look at Afghanistan or Iraq right now for example, why is the USA or Europe there right now? Who gave them guns or started the wars? Now who is supposedly there to help them? They will not call their presence a scramble or colonization but it is. The USA/European presence will have many consequences decades to come. The money the USA seized from Iraq where did it go, not back to its people. The USA/Europe will take the oil then charge the people for the war/aid and put someone in power to shut up the people. Colonization doesn't work!!!
Arab and Muslim traders sold the slaves to the Europeans. You do make a good point on the borders though; rulers that were able to seize power or get elected under "one man, one vote, one time" were able to use international aid and arms purchases to oppress "enemy tribes" within their borders.

Colonization worked just fine for the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
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