Europe wasn’t built on the looting of African natural resources

Posted on February 9, 2019 5:45 am

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This article is a translation from parts of a French article written by Peter Columns, an entrepreneur and engineer specialized in AI technology, for the website You can find the original piece here. We thank them for allowing us to translate their article.

There is a popular myth often repeated in the media, saying that Africa’s raw materials would have been looted by western powers and that their economic developpement would have been allowed by the colonization of Africa. This idea might be very pleasant or useful to various politicians or commentators with dubious political agendas, however it is