A BOOK REVIEW OF - NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

Olusegun Taiwo Oyeneye, Samuel Adetola Ogunwa

Abstract


The book opened with “Conceptual and Theoretical Issues in the Scramble for Africa”. This chapter was written by L. Adele Jinadu, and highlighted various meanings attached to the New Scramble for Africa by the foreign countries notably Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, China, India, Portugal among others. The rush for Africa is to continue the “sphere of influence”. This is different from the Berlin Conference of 1884/85 where colonization and hegemonization of Africa resources including its manpower balkanized. “All that the Conference did was to draw up imaginary lines across Africa to ratify the takeover in order to minimize inter-imperialist conflict over the Scramble for the continents resources”. This formal conference was in fact basically the origin of scrambling for Africa.

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