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After discovering that they had in effect been defrauded and that the European powers now wanted to impose and exercise political authority in their lands, African rulers organized militarily to resist the seizure of their lands and the imposition of colonial domination.
This situation was compounded by commercial conflicts between Europeans and Africans.
Back to top The European imperialist designs and pressures of the late nineteenth century provoked African political and diplomatic responses and eventually military resistance.
This was the famous Berlin West African conference (more generally known as the Berlin Conference), held from November 1884 to February 1885.
Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressures, military invasions, and eventual conquest and colonization.
At the same time, African societies put up various forms of resistance against the attempt to colonize their countries and impose foreign domination.
It developed in the nineteenth century following the collapse of the profitability of the slave trade, its abolition and suppression, as well as the expansion of the European capitalist Industrial Revolution.
The imperatives of capitalist industrialization—including the demand for assured sources of raw materials, the search for guaranteed markets and profitable investment outlets—spurred the European scramble and the partition and eventual conquest of Africa.