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Your question -- "do people like this guy view the arabisation of north and parts of west africa as something different than colonialism?"
I would guess that the guy, the socialist in him, seperated colonialism and arabisation, and I would also. Colonialism claimed sovereignty on the lands they occupied, whereas arabisation is mostly a conversion of religious faith. Don't dig too much into African history or you'll find yourself bogged down in the Punic Wars and further back the occupation and invasion of Neanderthal Europe by the hordes of colonialist Homo Erectus.