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

Social impacts of the partition of Africa

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Social impacts of the partition of Africa
a) Through the protection offered to missionaries, it stimulated the spread of Christianity to various parts of Africa.
b) It led to development of urban centres. Some towns grew as centres of administration e.g. Nairobi and Machakos. Others grew as railway terminus e.g. Kisumu.
c) African welfare was boosted. Some African benefited from western education and health facilities introduced by the Europeans.
d) European languages were introduced in Africa.
e) Negatively, it created landlessness as European settlers appropriated African land.