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What Caused the Scramble for Africa?

The Scramble for Africa (1880-1900) was a period of rapid colonization of the African continent by European powers. But it wouldn't have happened except for the particular economic, social, and military evolution Europe was going through.

African History Spotlight10

Goodbye and Thank You

This is my farewell to AfricanHistory.About.com. I would like to thank all my readers for your enthusiasm and support over the past 13 years. It's been an

Tripartite Accord

What was the Tripartite Accord?

Resolution 435

What was Resolution 435?

Odendaal Commission

What was the Odendaal Commission?

Turnhalle Conference

What was the Turnhalle Conference?

Deutsch-Sudwestafrika

Find out more about Deutsch-Südwestafrika.

New in the African History Glossary

Three new entries in the African History Glossary. • Deutsch-Südwestafrika • Odendaal Commission • Turnhalle Conference

Namibia Timeline -- From Namibia gains independence (21 March 1990) to the Present Day

A chronology of key events in Namibia's history

Namibia Timeline -- From the US Proposal of 'Linkage' (1981) to Namibia gains independence (21 March 1990)

A chronology of key events in Namibia's history

Namibia Timeline -- From the Founding of SWAPO (1960) to US Proposal of 'Linkage' (1981)

A chronology of key events in Namibia's history

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