history of africa

The contributions of Tippu Tip to the development of long-distance trade in East Africa

Tippu Tip was born in 1830 in Zanzibar, the name Tippu Tip was given to him as a nickname due to the sound made by his gun. His real name was Mohammed Bin Hamid born to a father a trader and a farmer in Tabora. He separated from his father and he went and his …

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How South Africa established her rule over Namibia

After the defeat of the Germans in World War I, Namibia was declared a mandated state by the League of Nations and placed it under the control of South Africa. In 1919 the treaty of Versailles gave powers to South Africa to control Namibia as a mandated territory on behalf of theLeague of Nations. The …

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What were the effects of the Pedi resistance?

The Pedi were defeated in these wars of resistance. Sekukuni surrendered and was arrested by the whites toreleased him later in 1881 Sekukuni was replaced by his Brother Mampuru in 1882 He was later killed by his brother with the help of whites. The economy of Transvaal was weakened as it was costly It increased …

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How was Shaka able to build and maintain a powerful Zulu state?

Shaka was able to build and maintain the Zulu state bycarrying out reforms in the political, social and economicaspects of the Zulu state. Shaka introduced a standing army. His worriers werealways ready to defend the state. Shaka replaced the traditional throwing spear with a shortstubbing spear. The short stubbing spear was more effectivein hand to …

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Problems experienced by the Imperial British East Africa Company in Kenya

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There was a scarcity of mineral wealth and profitable export commodities which made it difficult for the company to generate enough wealth to meet the cost of administration. There was a poor transport network which made the movement of goods slow/ difficult/ expensive thereby making the enterprise less profitable. There was a lack of proper …

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the factors that promoted international trade along the east African coast

When Seyid Said took control of Zanzibar, he encouraged foreign traders to trade with Zanzibar in order to develop new markets for products from the East African mainland. He strived to attract Indian money lenders (Banyans) to come and settle in Zanzibar, which increased the volume of trade in east Africa. the factors that promoted …

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EFFECTS OF THE SOWETO UP RISING

It sparked off national wide rebellions in South Africa. A lot of lives were lost in the street riots that lasted for 8days Led to the arrest of Steve Biko on 18 August 1977 andlater secretly killed on 2nd September 1977. A lot of property was destroyed as the burned white cars,schools, buildings. Some whites …

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