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Here is how borders were created in Africa


Representatives of 13 European states converged on Berlin in Germany between 1884 and 1885 at the invitation of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck to divide up Africa among themselves “in accordance with international law.” Africans were not invited to the meeting. This was down to to settle disputes between the European powers who wanted a piece of land in Africa to create borders of ownership of people and their land. Fence were put on the lines drawn by Europeans that saw members of ethnic groups separated or force historical enemies to live together. Natural features, particularly rivers and lakes, often became the borders of European colonies. In some regions, border disputes—such as that between Somalia and Ethiopia —have contributed to ongoing or recurring conflicts.

During the fight against European invaders Africans in the Diaspora called African for Pan Africanism for the United States of Africa, with relatively open borders between nations. But when African got into power they got greed and they saw that united Africans will stop them from eating as individuals so, they have to tell their counterparts to mind their business. 


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