Public opinion in France and Germany demanded colonial possessions, and Italy was game as well. I found it a little difficult to get into it at first as it starts in the Victorian Era, and given my limited knowledge of the history of Africa, I could have used a prologue that provided a brief synopsis of the earlier explorers. A poisonous mix of culture, colonial-era laws, and religious practices have conspired to consign women and girls to the margins of society. None of them speak Spanish, nor even understands it. The problematic rebirth of liberalism in Africa and why the rule of law must be reconsidered to achieve sustainable development.
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Singularly, the beginning years of "the Scramble" seemed as a stock market sparkle persuading investors to join. Readers unfamiliar with Africa might assume, as I did, that the conquest of Africa took place at the same time as imperial adventures in the Americas and elsewhere in the world, but in fact most of it happened much later, in a short but intense burst of European megalomania and kleptomania. The men in power usually corralled the legislature and turned it into a rubber stamp. German public opinion was strongly pro-colony, but Bismark saw them as worthless tracts of land. The emerging clamour for devolution as a legal and constitutional device to address official impunity and create less opacity and accountability in smaller units embeds the rule of law as one of its key weapons.
Engineering gender equality: The effects of aid to women's political representation
One of the controversial questions was the presence of those colonizers who did not bear the traits of an alleged superiority with respect to the colonized: And, as the "other" is used to define oneself, "our" women would be defined in contrast to "theirs". France's explorers, like Brazza, cut deep into the jungles of the Congo, and sought to grab as much territory for France as a way to reverse the humiliations of the past. An example of this is that most births were still assisted by Moroccan women and that their reputation was way above some Western professionals' Amster, His Machiavellian maneuvers allowed him to annex the Congo now the Democratic Republic of the Congo , the literal heart of Africa, where the Congo and Nile river deltas spill, and a treasure trove of ivory, rubber, mineral resources and many other valuable goods. The piece identifies deficits that the rule of law could address but cautions against the euphoria of solely relying on the law to undo deep societal distortions. Systems of arbitrary personal rule, or kleptocracies have no place in the modern world.
Despite the influence of Livingstone's Three Cs - commerce, Christianity and the other one - there was no real desire or drive for empire in Africa, at least not by anyone who mattered. Even though the last four decades have seen a historic surge of Africans moving to urban areas, the largest African populations still live in rural areas. Report in External Series Pakenham describes him as, "Leopold was a Coburg millionaire, a constitutional monarch malgre lui, a throwback fr I must say, I really enjoyed Pakenhams handling of substantial material and complicated subject matter into an enjoyable, easy to read narrative. There is a tremendous amount of d This was a fascinating read.