The Partition of Africa

The Partition of Africa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...fears were only too speedily justified. The German officials took over administration on the 16th of August I888; and on the 21st the British Consul-General telegraphed to London that disturbances were reported from Bagarnoyo and Pangani; induced in the first instance by indiscreet conduct with reference to the Sultan's flag. Other indiscretions followed on the part of German officials, evidence of inexperience and want of tact in dealing with the natives. By the end of September the whole coast population was up in arms against not only the Germans but the English; by the end of the year they made no distinction between Germans and English; white men were " all robbers alike." ' Unfortunately the German olficials did not care to take any steps to conciliate the natives; their policy, to judge from their conduct, was to treat the latter as a conquered people, whose feelings it would be absurd to consider. leader among the discontented natives arose in the person of the half-caste chief Bushiri of Pangani, who showed an intelligence, determination, and resource that could not but compel respect. Germany was glad, in her need, to seek the co-operation of England, and a blockade was established all along the German and the British sections of coast by the united fleets in Zanzibar waters. The hatred to the Germans grew more and more intense, and some of the native tribes took an oath that they would eat a portion of the bodies of any Germans that might be killed; though, as a matter of fact, the Arabs were the instigators of the whole movement. Of course the Company was quite unable to cope with the "insurrection" which it had deliberately incited, and the direct interference of the Imperial Government was...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865332
  • 9781236865335