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The Scramble for Africa was the occupation, division, and colonisation of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism, between 1881 and 1914. It is also called the Partition of Africa and by some the Conquest of Africa. In 1870, only 10 percent of Africa was under formal European control; by 1914 it had increased to almost 90 percent of the continent, with only Ethiopia (Abyssinia), the Dervish state (a portion of present-day Somalia)1 and Liberia still being independent.
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A period in which 95% of the African continent was occupied by European powers, with West Africa and Madagascar going to France, east Africa going to Britain, the Horn of Africa going to Italy, central Africa going to Belgium, and a few small Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, German, and Polish settlements.
Africa’s borders do not reflect nationalities, they instead reflect the strategic goals of the colonial powers during the Scramble for Africa.
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