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Africa



  • France weighs how to return Africa’s plundered art

    From London to Berlin, Europe’s museums are packed with hundreds of thousands of colonial-era items. Increasingly, they are facing the awkward question of whether they should be there at all.


  • Edwin Black’s Response

    by Edwin Black

    A reply to Jeremy Best’s critique of Edwin Black’s “Before Germans Slaughtered Jews They Slaughtered Africans,” which was featured on HNN two months ago.



  • Study: Development aid began in the colonial era, not in the Cold War

    Concepts of modern development aid have been inherited from Europe's colonialist era and thus have their roots much further in the past than has been thought till now. This is the outcome of a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF whose report was recently published in the book "Developing Africa."



  • Scramble for Africa 130 years on

    130 years ago, Western countries met to discuss the future of Africa in what is known as the Berlin Conference. The result of the meeting saw the countries distributing portions of the continent to come under their control.


  • Why Does Africa Get Hit with So Many Disasters Like Ebola?

    by Joseph Yannielli

    Looking at the litany of disaster that is recent West African history - slavery, colonialism, genocide, civil war, and now an ebola epidemic of unprecedented scope and voracity - it is tempting to conclude that this is the single unluckiest region on the surface of the planet.