National Review Exclusive: The Coming Scramble for Africa

Excerpt: “In the 19th century, Europe’s great powers were caught up in what historians have dubbed “the scramble for Africa,” as Britain, France, Germany, and Italy competed with one other to establish colonies and control over the so-called Dark Continent — a competition that increased international tensions and ultimately helped to set the stage for the First World War.”

“Today a new scramble is underway, pitting the United States and China and, to a lesser degree, Russia against one other as they try to coax into their respective camps the new Africa that’s emerging in the 21st century.”

A Chinese construction worker helps build a new bridge in Maputo, Mozambique, in 2016. (Grant Lee Neuenburg/Reuters)



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