Although he never set foot in Africa, during the colonization of Africa, King Leopold II founded the Association Internationale du Congo, defeated attempts to conquer the Congo basin and forced villagers into slavery. Hi... More »

Typical reasons for colonization are to steal natural resources, expand territories and culturally dominate a group of people who are distinguishable by race and/or religion. Although Hollywood films like “Out of Africa”... More »

The Scramble for Africa was the invasion and annexation of African territory by European colonial powers between 1880 and the beginning of World War I in 1914. Prior to this period, European colonization efforts in Afric... More »

European colonization caused revolutionary changes to Africa's political geography and old African empires and kingdoms met their demise. The societies in Africa were in flux and politically and organizationally unstable... More »

From the late 19th century through the early 20th century, European imperialism grew substantially, leading to changes in Africa. These changes included colonialism, exploitation of resources and an increase in trade. More »

The great grasslands of Africa, also known as savannas and velds, are located across the continent just south of the Sahara desert, along the eastern coast, south of the Congo rain forest and east of the Namib Desert. Th... More »

The primary reason for European colonization of Africa was capitalism. European nations saw opportunity for new trade routes and potential wealth in some of Africa's natural resources. The geographical limitations of Eur... More »