Victory at the Battle of Adwa (Adowa)
Even as the territory of Ethiopia seemed to enjoy a lite respite after the Berlin Conference, there were attempts by some European countries to invade. Britain, for one, was in control of Somaliland, the Sudan and Egypt, territories whose proximity to Ethiopia allowed the British to make attempts at taking over.
But Ethiopia would go to war and win the 1895 Battle of Adwa, against Italy in order to defend its territorial sovereignty. Italy, founded in 1861, was then a new nation that followed the footsteps of the older nations and took up the European imperialist hobby.