-European nations took the rich resources from Africa and sent them back home to be manufactured.
-No manufacturing or technology was set up or left behind once the Europeans left
Civil War and Ethnic Violence
-Europeans established country borders that best benefit their interests.
-They did not consider the fact that they were splitting up tribes or forcing rival tribes to be a part of the same country.
-Europeans would favor one group or tribe causing resentment from other groups/tribes
-When the Europeans left, civil wars broke out across the continent.
-A lack of diversification in their economy causes a dependence on agriculture, particularly subsistence farming
-Due to war, famine and drought, the people of Africa are extremely poor.