Berlin Conference

Name ID 952

See also

Map and Guide to Tanzania
Page Number: 05a
Extract Date: 1884

Orderly appropriation of Africa

In 1884 Bismarck, Prussia's Chancellor, called the Berlin Conference for the orderly appropriation of Africa. To give it some moral grounds, an article was included in the resulting treaty, stating that Slavery should be abolished over all the territories; it would take 35 more years before this solemn pledge came true.

Extract ID: 4018