Friday, May 15, 2015

Common History - Common Cause

 Africa and South America share deep-seated cultural, ethnic and historical ties. Over the centuries, cultures in both landmasses have influenced each other to varying degrees, as countries from both regions constructed ideologies based on the shared experience of foreign expansionism and a desire to achieve cultural, economic and political independence. Over the course of more than four centuries, some 15 million Africans were taken from their homes and transported by force to the Americas. Over 90 percent of them were brought to South America and the Caribbean. Over the last decade the two regions have enhanced cooperation efforts in the areas of health, energy, education and finance.

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