The Berlin Conference held in 1884 was an important event in the political future of African ethnic groups. It was attended by the European powers that laid claim to African territories. The Berlin Conference sought to end the European powers’ Scramble for Africa, by agreeing on political division and spheres of influence. They set up the political divisions of the continent, by spheres of interest, that exist in Africa today.
Historic map of African resistance to European colonialism
Map of Africa using ethnically drawn borders, rather than those drawn by imperial powers
– The History of Africa: Every Year