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

Economic effects of partition of Africa

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Economic effects of partition of Africa
a) There was construction of roads, railway and other forms of infrastructure.
b) Imperialization helped to widen market for African produce especially with the establishment of local industries.
c) Africans were exposed to European manufactured
goods/ increase in essential commodities.
d) Partition speeded up the economic growth of European nations.
e) Negatively, forced labour and exploitation of African resources left many parts of Africa impoverished and underdeveloped.