Kongo and the Scramble for Africa – History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi

Dec 10, 2022 | Disaster, Videos

In this episode Zeinab Badawi travels to Angola, DRC and Congo in central Africa to bring the history of the great Kongo Empire.
She hears about the critical role played by women in African history such as Queen Nzinga who battled the Portuguese for a quarter of a century in the 1600s and a few decades later Kimpa Vita who was burned alive after her failed resistance.
Why were Africans unable to resist the tide of European control? One woman of nearly 100 relates her memory of Belgian rule in the Congo, during what became known as the ‘Scramble for Africa’.
The Scramble, or also called the Partition and Conquest of Africa, was invasion, annexation, division, and colonization of most of Africa by seven Western European powers. The period is known in Europe as New Imperialism. It happened during the end of the 19th century.

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