Review of "Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism, and the New Scramble for Africa" by Lee WengrafFriday, April 06 2018 @ 06:09 pm Contributed by: JJ Amaworo Wilson
Here's a quote from the Berlin Conference of 1885, in which the European powers set out their goals for Africa:
"... all the powers bind themselves to watch over the preservation of the native tribes, and to care for the improvement of the conditions of their moral and material well-being."
If an African read that today, she'd die laughing. By "preservation of the native tribes", what the European powers really meant was "the rape of the land and resources." By "care for the improvement of the conditions ..." they meant "murder the natives if they resist."