After the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, European nations made moves to control the whole of Afrika. They saw her resources as the building blocks of the European economy and growth. During the Berlin Conference, 1884 - 1885, European countries negotiated how they were going to divide Afrika into equitable portions among themselves. England was able to manipulate possession of Ghana, along with other territories. Families, clans and cultures were divided, no matter the consequences, as witnessed in Rwanda.