Those 'turn of the 19th century' Greedy European Imperialists, who came to 'grab everything they could get' in Africa; may as well have been forgotten by the turn of the 21st century...
Savorgnan Di Brazza
the mineral wealth, the rubber and ivory and the
territories of Africa at the end of the 19th Century;
... Italy didn't come out terribly well.
Savorgnan Di Brazza catered to the needs of the Africans...As a distinguished businessman, Di Brazza not only expressed a deep sympathetic, and undivided interest in their liberation and freedoms...He also took on the characteristics of the African people.
of freedom and justice for Africans aroused criticism
by his masters in Europe...
After all...Self-interest was the popular mode of the turn of the 19th Century; And dreams of freeing those without privilege, was taboo...
Interesting though...More than a century later the descendants of King Makoko and the descendants of Pietro Di Brazza have also become friends... :)
The Carnival of Liberty