Talk:Colonisation of Africa

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Half of the article is the stuff that 172 pasted everywhere And that "stuff" pertains to the "colonization of Africa".

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Maybe we could merge all the article you edited in just one ;). I'm not historian do you feel to write something in Algerian War of Independence it's a major lack in Wikipedia. Ericd


A succint page on colonization of Africa is essential. Ericd’s that a separate article on the Algerian War of Independence is needed as well.

172: Go to my user page. There’s a surprise there.


Including Madeira as a colony is absurd, it had no previous indeginous population, present day population is of european descent and it is an autonumous region of Portugal

It's often counted as part of Africa, and it was colonised. Including it make clear sense. Warofdreams talk 01:32, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Spelling[edit]

Why is the American spelling of colonization used? Most English-speaking countries in Africa use commonwealth English, so why American?? Aaker 14:02, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

I am American, but I agree. It just seems weird to me to see "Colonisation of Africa" with a "z" instead of an "s". The manual of style seems to agree. I'm going to rename the page. --Tea and crumpets 15:46, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I have changed all instances of "z" to "s", except in the interwiki links. – Black Falcon (Talk) 16:16, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

The Manual of Style suggests that we avoid the the word "colonization" or "colonisation" altogether in the title. Therefore, i suggest we retitle the article "Colonialism in Africa."

Germany?[edit]

Nice twist to blame The Scramble for Africa on the Germans. Lars T. 20:22, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

UK/US edit notice[edit]

I made a failed attempt to create an edit notice using the {{British-English-editnotice}} template. Sorry about the mistake, but this notice is now moved to the top of the article. Can an admin please create this edit notice? --Fama Clamosa (talk) 18:42, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. JohnCD (talk) 20:18, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! --Fama Clamosa (talk) 20:32, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Map Substitute[edit]

Does anyone else think that the map under "The Scramble for Africa" on the right, should be replaced with this larger one? —Preceding unsigned comment added by GameSlayerGS (talkcontribs) 14:42, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Vincent Khapoya[edit]

Way too much of this article Is based on the opinion of one person, Vincent Khapoya, a modern day person. Is Khapoya widely acknowledged as 'the Einstein of the history of the colonization of Africa?" It seems to me that since so many assertions of fact made in the article are based on the views of this person, there should be a section vetting his credibility as a widely recognized and respected authority. Without it, It seems less an encyclopedic article on the colonization of Africa than a presentation of the views of Vincent Khapoya, which may be biased. This strikes me as odd and typical of the sort of things that make people consider Wikipedia at best a good starting point for seeking info about something but nothing you could ever 'take to the bank' without external verification.