What were the terms of the Berlin Conference for 1884- 1885?
Any power that had a claim over an area should occupy it effectively/development
All the participants were to end slavery and slave trade in their areas of occupation
Any power laid claim on an area in African had no notified the other so as to avoid conflict.
The European powers were to ensure that security of all Europeans within their areas of occupation was guaranteed.
The Niger, Congo and Zambezi rivers and their tributaries were declared free for navigation & commerce.
Congo was declared a Free State under King Leopold II of Belgium.
Conflicts over boundaries were to be settled through negotiation