Published in Mar 2017

21st Century Colonialism: The New Scramble for Africa 3.0

Facts About France in Africa
- France holds the reserves of 14 African nations
- France has countless military bases across nations
- France created narrative of political instability in Africa

Facts About China in Africa
- In 1990s in its quest for global dominance China joined the scramble for Africa 3.O with their policy of economic advancement and non-interference in politics
- China has invested between $10-200BN in infrastructure in Africa

Facts about the United States in Africa
- US military aid to Africa is the new strategy that America is employing to gain a foothold into Africa. The Bush Administration set up military bases in Djibouti and Botswana under AFRICOM under the guise of stopping the spread of terrorism


Additional Reading

The French in West Africa  -  French imperialists hoped to enhance the French economy to help pay the Prussian indemnity and to recover from the Great Depression of the 1870s.

France's Military Is All Over Africa - Currently, France has over 3,000 troops spread across five countries in Africa — Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad — as part of Operation Burkhane. Based in Chad, the operation aims at disrupting potential militants threat across the Sahel region of the continent.


By Global Black History