European crimes in Africa during colonialism- European crimes caught on camera during colonialism in Africa
European crimes in Africa during colonialism include; Genocide, Forced labor, Beheadings, Concentration camps, Starvation, Torture
European crimes in Africa during colonialism
Few days ago, there was a news report about how a Chinese business owner in Rwanda tortured a boy who works for him. The Chinese man was arrested by the Rwandan police and the Chinese government immediately issued an apology condemning their compatriot.
So, here, the Chinese government in their spirit of fair-play condemned the torture and accepted responsibility. That's a good thing and that's how it should be!.
However, as I was reading through the comment section of that news, a miseducated African who's in support of Western world view, said "Africans should be thankful that the Chinese and Russians were not able to get to Africa during the colonial era. Their form of slavery would have been worse and longer serving.
Those who disagree should look up how they enslaved and are still trying to enslave their neighbouring countries".
After I read that comment, I began to cry. The reason I cried was because the African who made the above comment has passed through a system of education that didn't teach him/her that during colonialism in Africa, Europeans committed Genocide (mass murder) in Algeria, Kenya, Namibia, Congo. He has never heard that Europeans built Concentration camps in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa. He has never heard that Europeans beheaded Africans in Zimbabwe, starved millions to death, forced Africans to provide free labor, and tortured our parents who rebelled. Yet, this African has heard of Adolf Hitler putting the so called Jews in concentration camps and shooting them to death. But he has no idea what was done to his own ancestors.
I pity the African who made that comment because it shows he/she has no idea of the magnitude of European crimes in Africa during slavery and colonialism. Guess what? There are millions of so called educated people like that on the African continent. It's such a pity that we have been enslaved, colonized, miseducated, brainwashed and we don't even know our own enemies.
Of course, it's not by accident that we don't know our own history and our enemies, rather it was deliberately designed that way.
The reason we don't know our history and the atrocities that Europeans committed in Africa during slavery and colonialism is because we've been brainwashed and made to accept European account of history. But there's a saying that "history is written by the victors, not the vanquished".
Yes, it's the conqueror that writes history, not the conquered. Once a people are conquered, the conquerors would then brainwash the people they've conquered and the people would regurgitate whatever the conqueror has taught them.
That's, of course, why an African would consider the Chinese as evil but the real evil personified in Europeans, he praises.
It's important you understand that education itself was part and parcel of colonialism and that Europeans didn't just colonize Africa to get free labor and exploit our natural resources but they also damaged our brains and altered our perception of reality. According to Dr. Amos Wilson "it's not enough to conquer a people militarily. But after a military conquest, follows a mass brainwashing of the conquered people in order to also conquer them mentally". For more information, see Amos Wilson lectures on education, culture, black consciousness, global white control, economics. I've researched education, educated black people, and I can assure you that Dr. Amos Wilson is one of the most intelligent black person you'll ever come across. He wrote so many books. See Books written by Dr. Amos Wilson.
All imperialists did the same thing. According to brother Cheikh Anta Diop, "When European invaders over run people, whether in Africa or other parts of the world, they had three goals in mind:-
1. Take the history of the conquered.
2. Take their language.
3. Control their psychology, i.e take away their values, interests, religion, and principles.
They take your history and superimpose theirs on it. They take your language and superimpose theirs on it. They take your values and priorities and superimpose theirs on it. Once this is done, no matter what decision you make, you will always end up serving the interest of the oppressor’’.
Once you have been subdued and given a false account of history by your enemy, you'll then teach your children the same version of history written by the conqueror, and your children would do the same, your children's children would do the same, and their children would do the same, and so on. As you can imagine, your nation would be subdued forever and will never be able to rise above the conqueror!. That's why, today, we don't know who are our friends and who are our enemies because our enemies, not only conquered us militarily but they also imposed their world view on us. That's why an African doesn't know the magnitude of crimes committed by Europeans in Africa during colonialism. For more information about how the education we received from our former colonial masters is a major part of our problem, see intellectual slavery, the worst legacy of colonialism. Read the PDF version. It's free.
This message, therefore, is meant for those Africans who have been blinded with Western account of history and have accepted hook, line, and sinker what white people have told them.
I've gathered some of the revealed crimes and I'll show you as much as I can of the documented proof of crimes committed by Britain, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy in Africa during slavery and colonialism.
Let me repeat, I want to send this message to those Africans whom the system of education has kept blind about the sad history since our unfortunate encounter with Europeans and the crimes that followed for over 400 years against black people all over the world. If you know any such person who doesn't know about these crimes or who you think needs to know, do forward them this message to cure their ignorance.
As far back as ca 1303 BC, Europeans (the Greeks) lived peacefully in Africa as peasants doing menial jobs and serving the more advanced ancient black Egyptian civilization. This was when black people still ruled the world, so the presence of the Greeks in Africa was not a threat to us at all.
In fact, in our usual African hospitality, Pharaoh Ramasis II (ca 1303–ca 1213) built them a special new city to live in and another section of town to worship their god. This was recorded by historian, Herodotus, who visited ancient black Egypt, Africa in about 450 BC.
Herodotus, in his book: histories An account of Egypt, said "Moreover Amasis (Pharaoh Ramasis II) became a lover of the Hellenes (Greek citizens) and besides other proofs of friendship which he gave to several among them, he also granted the city of Naucratis for those of them who came to Egypt to dwell in; and to those who did not desire to stay, but who made voyages thither, he granted portions of land to set up altars and make sacred enclosures for their gods"...... Herodotus.
As you'll soon learn, this great hospitality shown to Europeans when they were weak was not reciprocated to our ancestors and has never been reciprocated to us by Europeans at any time in history.
Our first bitter encounter with Europeans in Africa was in 332 BC, when Alexander (the so called great) conquered North Africa and robbed the ancient black Egyptians at gun point.
When Alexander got to Africa, the first thing he did was to set fire in an ancient African library where our ancient black Egyptian great ancestors stored written knowledge that has been acquired for many thousands of years.
From then on, Africans began to lose control over knowledge. Remember what I said earlier. "it's not enough to conquer a people militarily. But you must also conquer them mentally in order to fully enslave and control them forever". Alexander was the originator of that very wicked practice.
However, I am not going to dwell on ancient history because if I have to trace the whole history of crimes committed by Europeans in Africa, it would require writing not just a blog post but a book. Therefore, what I am going to do instead is show you documented proofs of crimes committed by Europeans in Africa during colonialism. Those that are genocide, I'll number them as such and mention the European country responsible. But those that involve few fatalities, I'll leave it unnumbered. I'll share stories from one African country to another.
Let's go again!
Genocide number one in Namibia (committed by Germany).
When German settlers got to Namibia, they chased away the native people into the desert and between 1904-1907 they took over the arable part of the land. Those that refused to move to the desert were shot and killed.
When all things considered, example, the fact there was no proper identification of the dead in far away forests and deserts, the number of fatalities could be more than 1 million deaths, though the official number has been tactfully put low. The article: a Brutal Genocide in Colonial Africa Finally Gets its Deserved Recognition reports more than 70,000 seen deaths.
In conclusion, and lest I forget, the comment that inspired this article, said that "the Chinese and Russians were not able to get to Africa during the colonial era" and I need to address that too before I close.
Let me say that it's not correct to say that China or Russia weren't able to get to Africa during slavery, colonialism and occupation of our land by Europeans. China and Russia simply stayed away because they couldn't just stand the extreme crime that Europeans unleashed on Africans. So, it wasn't a question of them not being able to get to Africa.
In fact, the Chinese actually "discovered" Eastern and Southern Africa before Europeans arrived there. They were already settlers in part of Kenya where they still have Chinese descendants living till today.
In 1418, a Chinese sailor named Zheng He, during the Ming dynasty, arrived Kenya and established trade relations. He reached as far as Cape of Good hope in South Africa. Ever since, Kenyans have been shipping elephants, giraffes and other commodities to China with mighty African ships before Europeans arrived East, West and Southern Africa. But you won't hear that in school, instead we've been brainwashed to believe that it was Vasco da Gama (a Portuguese sailor) that did it first. I think this is enough reason for Africans to begin to question the so called education given us by Europeans. Because if we were colonized by China, we'll have been in school today studying that Zheng He, the Chinese sailed round Africa first.
See below for report of Chinese sailor in Kenya in 1418 before Europeans arrived East Africa. The sources are all Western.
The vanguard news publication, reports that Chinese admiral voyaged to Kenya, Africa in 1418 long before Europeans.
The Smithsonian magazine, reports that Kenyans gifted Giraffe to the Chinese sailor Zheng He in 1418 long before anybody saw Europeans around the East African coast.
Some few years ago, the Chinese government actually gave out scholarships to some "Chinese looking" Kenyans who are thought to be the descendants of the said early Chinese explorers in Kenya. But a European nation has NEVER and will NEVER show that type of kind gesture to any "European looking" black man or woman any place on earth.
How about Russia?
Russia simply stayed away from Africa too because, like China, they couldn't just deal with the European savagery in Africa.
The only time you'll hear about Russia-Africa relation was actually when a Russian king Petrov (Peter) made a black man a king in Russia as far back as the 1700's. The name of the African was Abram Ganibal. He was captured by the Ottomans in Africa and was given to the a Russian king.
However, the Russian king instead of enslaving Ganibal, made him a king in Russia. He was such a nobility that he married the king's daughter.
For more information, see Abram Ganibal, the black Russian king.
Remember, this was all happening in the height of the Atlantic slave trade, yet neither China nor Russia participated in the slave trade. That's just to show you how much love Russia and China have for black people.
What more? Russia and China were also heavily involved in anti-colonialism campaigns to end colonialism, not just in Africa but in other lands occupied by Europeans.
The first concern ever raised by a notable person about how to end colonialism and exploitation of Africa and other colonized nations was written by the Russian leader, Lenin.
In the 1920's when colonialism was raging hot in Africa, Lenin wrote a paper, titled "the Question of Colonized People and Oppressed Minorities". In that paper, Lenin argued that it was evil colonizing people in Africa and other European colonies. This is where the Western hate on him really began. Because that paper led to Russia and China being a major catalyst for working out the UN's "declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples" after the second world war.
The rationale behind Russia and China pushing for independence for European colonies was that if Europe and America love freedom in Germany, then they must also love freedom in Africa and other colonized and oppressed people around the world. That's to say "what is good for the goose is good for the gander"
That UN declaration fast forwarded the end of colonialism in European colonies around the world because it empowered people like Kwame Nkrumah and birthed many other nationalists in European colonies around the world. Thus, setting up rebellion in the colonies against Western imperialists. Again, earning Russia and China hate among Britain, France, Spain, US, Portugal, and all the other Western imperialists who were annoyed that Russia and China just took food off their mouths.
We're not being told this in school (because education itself in Africa remain slavery) but people such as Lenin, and the two countries; Russia and China contributed both morally and financially to inspire Kwame Nkrumah and other nationalists to set us free from white people. Indeed, Kwame Nkrumah said that Lenin was one of his best influencers. Other influencers he mentioned, are: Marcus Garvey, Karl Marx, and Nnamdi Azikiwe. But the Russian Lenin appears to have had the greatest intellectual influence on him.
Lenin wrote a book, titled: imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
Lenin's book inspired Kwame Nkrumah to title one of his books: Neo-colonialism, the last stage of imperialism
Nkrumah's book inspired Africason to title his book: Intellectual slavery, the worst legacy of colonialism
Did you see a pattern? It came from Russia!!
I must say that if you've ever had a racist experience from Chinese or Russian people, that's because of the global hate that Europeans have spread across the world against black skinned people. This global hate began from ancient time too!! It began as soon as Alexander (the so called great) conquered North Africa. For more information about the ancient mischief against black people, see what is Satan? What is Lucifer? The biggest secret in the world. The article would show you how Europeans blackmailed black people in ancient time, which as a result brought us so much pain till this day.