Africa United

Date Description
18 July 2017
Tuesday 18 July 2017


Richard Dowden The Royal African Society

As Britain, Belgium, France and Spain prepared their African territories for independence, the big question for African leaders was whether or not to redraw the borders. Europeans in Paris London, Berlin and Brussels had drawn lines on the map of Africa without any regard for the people who lived there or the geography of the land they were taking. They decided to keep the European borders creating problems for today's African states.