With the African continent home to the majority of the world’s fastest-growing economies, urban consumer markets and a wealth of natural resources, it’s perhaps not surprising that some of the world’s largest corporations, from Monsanto to Unilever, are rushing to get a slice of the action.
World Development Movement (WDM) has produced a new series of infographics depicting the parallels between European colonialism and the encroachment of multinational corporations on the African continent. In this series of three weekly articles, WDM and This Is Africa explore the dynamics behind this modern-day game of thrones.
View the first interactive infographic here.
A new scramble for Africa
This scramble bears a striking resemblance to the nineteenth century colonial takeover of the African continent, which saw only Ethiopia and Liberia escape European control…
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