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CONTRIBUTIONS OF COLONIAL AGENTS TO THE COLONIZATION OF AFRICA

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF COLONIAL AGENTS TO THE COLONIZATION OF AFRICA

PENETRATION OF COLONIAL AGENTS

Colonial agents: were the Europeans who came in Africa in order to pave way for colonization of Africa. Normally colonial agents include,

Missionaries: were people who came on behalf of their home government in order to accomplish the three major objectives: To spread civilization, Spread Christianity and to do

Traders: came in Africa in order to look for raw materials and areas for

Explorers:came in Africa in order to search for information that was needed by the capitalists. g (David Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley and Samuel Baker.

Chartered companies. g GEACO, BEACO, BSACO, etc.

CONTRIBUTIONS OF COLONIAL AGENTS TO THE COLONIZATION OF AFRICA

QN: Critically assess six roles played by colonial agents to the colonization of Africa.

The colonial agents played a very greater role to the colonization of Africa as follows:

They abolished slave trade: so as they can be accepted by Africa in a positively

They signed bogus treaty with African local rulers: Several fake treaties signed by colonial agents with African local rulers so as to accept colonialism. E.g. Karl Peter signed treaty with Chief Mangungo of Msovero in

They constructed infrastructures: such as roads, railways and so on, aimed at facilitating transportation in the E.g. Kenya to Uganda railway.

They built schools: so as to destroy African culture and accept colonialism through education.

They speeded up Christianity: so as to change African mind set to accept colonialism, especially

They suppressed African resistance: g. Chimulenga war, Majimaji war, Nama and Herelo, etc

They opened large plantations in the colonies: g. sisal, rubber, coffee, cotton, plantations etc.

They established trading companies: These were trading companies established by colonial government so as to administer colonies in the behalf of colonial government. E.g. BEACO, GEACO, BSACO, etc.

They cuptured important information’s about Africa: Especially information’s concern with areas with fertile land, large population, minerals, water bodies such as navigable rivers, nature of African resistance,

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