Ambriz sentence example
- Ambriz was, previously to 1884, the northernmost point of Africa south of the equator acknowledged as Portuguese territory.
- Ambriz - the only seaport of consequence in the Congo district of the province - is at the mouth of the Loje river, about 70 m.
- In the 18th century, in spite of hindrances from Holland and France, steps were taken towards re-establishing Portuguese authority in the northern regions; in 1758 a settlement was formed at Encoje; from 1784 to 1789 the Portuguese carried on a war against the natives of Mussolo (the district immediately south of Ambriz); in 1 791 they built a fort at Quincollo on the Loje, and for a time they worked the mines of Bembe.
- Until, however, the "scramble for Africa" began in 1884, they possessed no fort or settlement on the coast to the north of Ambriz, which was first occupied in 1855.
- In 1884 Great Britain, which up to that time had steadily refused to acknowledge that Portugal possessed territorial rights north of Ambriz, concluded a treaty recognizing Portuguese sovereignty over both banks of the lower Congo; but the treaty, meeting with opposition in England and Germany, was not ratified.Advertisement