The map of Africa as it is today is a result of the Berlin conference
The cartography of 21st century Africa is not exactly as 1885 but the Berlin conference more than anything gave birth to the layout we know today.
The indiscriminate divisions without a care for ethnic affiliations on the continent meant that certain ethnic groups such as the Ewe, Akan, Hausa, Tutsi, and Swahili, are at present, unnecessarily “international”.
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Family and cultural ties were also severed.