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Old/New Imperialism Timeline
1480s Portuguese arrive in Africa.
1480 - 1490
1500-1800 Old Imperialism
1500 - 1800
1817-1914 New Imperialism/Industrial Revolution Scramble for Africa
1817 - 1914
1870-1908 King Leopold
1870 - 1908
Leopold was forced to sell his claim.
King Leopold from Belgium takes over the Congo River Basin.
Families and children were traded and the population declined drastically.
1526Slavery was common in Africa especially the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1800 Slave Trade ends and under Leader Muhammed Ali.
His grandson Ismail Egypt grew to be the Strongest Muslim State.
1840 New Arrivals in Eastern Africa
Dr. David Livingston, Scottish Missionary and Journalist Henry Stanley
1884 The Berlin Conference
Africa is carved out without any regard to the people living there.
1909 African National Congress was established to promote rights for Africans.
1910 Struggle against Apartheid; an independent South Africa begins.
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