E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 6, 2023

The Dark Legacy of European Imperialism in Africa

Author(s): Oluwaseun Osadola


The horrific side of European imperialism among the people of Africa illustrates the use of military force to either push their agendas on the indigenous people of Africa or to plunder the raw resources and artefacts they needed. Numerous difficulties serve as evidence that European nations continue to take advantage of Africa for economic gain. These profits were the main driving force behind the killing of so many natives in Africa during the colonial era. During this time of exploitation, Africans were subjected to a variety of repercussions, such as the breakdown of their original social order and the imposition of a new structure or an entirely different way of life. This article argues that during the colonial eras in Africa, massacres were carried out with the assistance of soldiers. During the colonial and postcolonial eras in Africa, massacres were committed with the assistance of incompetent colonial policies. This study examines the structural mechanisms of the massacre as a particularly instructive example of dehumanisation.

Keywords: Massacre, Africa, Imperialism, Europe, Brutality, Colonialism

Pages: 913-919

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