Events that occurred in Africa from 1800-1914

  • David Livingstone

    David Livingstone was a minister from Scotland and he traveled with a group of Africans deep into central Africa.
  • Discovery

    Diamonds were discovered.
  • Africa before Imperialism

    Europeans controlled only 10% of the continent of Africa, mainly on the coast.
  • Territory

    The scramble for African territory began.
  • Return to Africa

    Stanley returned to Africa and signed treaties with the local cheifs on the Congo River valley.
  • Berlin Conference

    14 European nations met to prevent fighting and to lay down rules for the division of Africa.
  • Discoveries

    Gold was discovered in South Africa, diamonds along with gold increased European interest in colonizing the land.
  • European Control

    Liberia and Ethiopia remained free from European control.