History November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

135 years on: 5 ridiculous results of the 1885 Berlin Conference that Africans have to forever live with

Nii Ntreh November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

November 15, 2019 at 10:00 am | History

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”.

Family and cultural ties were also severed.

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