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Africa's imperialism timeline
12 Oct 2017
The Dutch East India company established a base at Cape of Good Hope.
James Cook, a British naval captain, arrived in Cape Town.
The Dutch army surrendered Cape Town to the British.
Treaty of Amiens returned Cape of Good Hope to the Dutch.
The British recaptured Cape of Good Hope and Cape Province.
The British Parliament abolished the slave trade.
The Dutch defeated the Zulus in the Battle of Blood River.
The First Boer War started when the Boers rebelled against the British.
The Transvaal Republic formally declared independence from Britain.
Britain signed a peace treaty with the Boers giving them self-government in Transvaal, which ended the First Boer war.
The 2nd Boer War started when the Transvaal Republic declared war on Britain and invaded Cape Colony and Natal Colony.
Boers surrendered, ending the 2nd Boer War and making the union of South Africa part of the British Empire.
The Union of South Africa combined the colonies of Cape and Natal, and republics of the Orange Free state and the Transvaal.
The beginning of the Apartheid
President Mandela abolished the Apartheid
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