Tell us about the actions of Europeans in Africa from the point of view of its indigenous people

Began at the end of the 15th century. colonial conquests had a heavy impact on the life of African peoples. Traditional trade ties were disrupted, colonial wars led to the destruction of local industries, and sometimes to the death of entire states. The slave trade, which lasted until the middle of the 19th century, was called a bloody nightmare. It cost the peoples of Africa at least 100 million casualties. The first colonies of Portugal – Angola and Mozambique – became the largest slave trade bases. In the XVIII century. in Africa there were states whose rulers were engaged in the hunt for people. At first, in the 17th-18th centuries, the Europeans did not advance deep into the continent. This was hampered by the lack of roads and the harsh climate. Everything necessary – black slaves, golden sand, ivory – was delivered to the coast by intermediaries who connected European merchants with the rulers of African states who supplied “living goods”. Therefore, there were no European colonies in Africa for a long time. The exception was the colonization of South Africa by Europeans.

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