Independence From The Colonial Rule

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their independence from the colonial rule. In this essay I am going to explain neo- colonialism, assess the current conditions of the Democratic Republic of Congo while assessing if whether or not it fits under the description of Neo- colonialism.
Colonialism (old colonial regime) versus Neo- colonialism
Africa with all its blessings in mineral resources has sadly been a victim of the atrocities imposed by the world towards it. It is often said that colonisation can be viewed as a process that shaped the African continent’s destiny in every way. According to Horvath (1972: 47) colonialism refers to the practice of inter group domination in which settlers migrate to the colony from the colonizing power. Colonialism in this sense can be seen as a way of exercising power unjustly, towards those who are less powerful, which in this case are the
African countries. Power in this sense can be seen as a force that allows the settlers or rather the colonial powers to have the authority to claim and use land that does not belong to them for their own benefits. For Horvath (1972: 48) when it comes to the economy, colonialism can be seen as a form of exploitation, through it exploiting the resources of the colonies for their own economic advancement. Colonialism then was a harsh system that robbed Africans off their natural resources.
Neo-colonialism on the other hand, is often referred to as a policy that makes use of
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