Story Board Social Studies
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In Western Africa, France took over most of Africa even Timbuktu!
The Samori Toure was the strongest defender against the French. They built a state on the upper Niger River. They had large trade for weapons with costal traders. This eventually lead to battle with France.
In Northern Africa the most important thing to the Europeans was the sea route that went to British India
France and Belgain showed a great intrest in Sudan and British wanted to reconquer the region. They sent soldiers to the Nile River to build railroads as they went . They killed off any attackers along the way.
In Southern Africa diamonds were found near the Orange River. Many people came to the area in hopes of fortune. A couple years later a town formed near where the diamonds were found called Kimberley. The town became the second most populatated town in Southern Africa.
Despite the efforts of the Dutch Afrakiners, the town of Kimberley became part of Cape Colony which is owned by Britian.
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