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 Form 3 History: European Invasion and the Process of Colonization of Africa

Impacts of the partition of Africa

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Impacts of the Partition of Africa
Political effects
a) Introduction of European administration minimized intertribal wars and civil strife.
b) It led to development of strong African leadership and beginning of state formation.
c) Colonial government structures inherited by most independent African states
have continued to be models of governments in African countries.
d) Rise of African nationalism to fight colonialism led to the development of African political awareness.
e) The Europeans gained fame, prestige and national glory by having colonial possessions.
f) Negatively, it led to collapse of African
traditional political systems and leadership.