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scramble for Africa       LUcat Search catalogue 294936521

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A British term coined in 1884 describing the period of 20-odd years, from the 1870s to 1902, when European powers explored, partitioned, and conquered nearly 90 percent of the African continent (Africana Encyclopedia, 1999).

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partition of Africa

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Berlin Conference
colonial conquest
Fashoda crisis

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