Africa United


Richard Dowden, Royal African Society

18 July


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.


Richard Dowden Bath 2017.pptx