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1877Asia • IndiaQueen Victoria is crowned Empress of India. [Read about]
1878Africa • Northern AfricaFrance obtains control of Tunisia at the Congress of Berlin.
1878Africa • Central Africa 
Neurdein Frères
Leopold II, King of the Belgians 
King Leopold II of Belgium funds the exploration of the Congo river basin by Henry Morton Stanley.
1879Africa • Southern AfricaBritish forces under Lord Chelmsford crush the Zulu kingdom.
1884AfricaAt the Berlin Conference Africa is partitioned between the European powers
1885Africa • Central AfricaA Belgian Catholic missionary Group The White Fathers promote Christianity in the Congo.
1885Africa • SudanThe British forces at Khartoum in the Sudan under General Charles Gordon are attacked and he is slain.

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