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  • Seretse Khama
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    The Good King of Bechuanaland 1819 to 1923 Khama distinguished his reign by being highly regarded as a peace-loving ruler with the desire and ability to extract technological innovations from Europeans while resisting their attempts to colonize his country. Such advancements included the building of schools, scientific cattle feeding, and the introduction of a mounted police corps which practically eliminated all forms of crime. Respect for Khama was exemplified during a visit with Queen Victori...
  • 1899 The British Governor Of Cape Colony
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    The Boer War was a conflict that lasted from 1899 to 1902 in southern Africa between Great Britain and their allies, Transvaal (South African Republic) and Orange Free State, in what is now South Africa. Throughout the 19th century, after Great Britain conquered the Cape of Good Hope in 1814 and expanded its territory in Southern Africa, there was tension between the British settlers and the Dutch-descended population which were called Afrikaners or Boers. This resulted in the Afrikaner migratio...
  • Cecil Rhodes Cecil Rhodes
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    Cecil Rhodes Cecil Rhodes was born on July 5th, 1853 to a Hertfordshire clergyman. He was one of six sons to the vicar. He was an unhealthy child, suffering from heart and breathing ailments. Cecil, unlike two of his brothers, was not sent to Eton or Winchester. Nor did he join the military. His poor constitution limited his career options, and left him with the choice of becoming a barrister or a clergyman. He was sent to study at a local grammar school. After his schooling, and due to his poor...
  • 25 Percent Of Somalia's Total Land
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    Somalia is a nation in eastern Africa. It is situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, along the projection land known as the Horn of Africa. The region was famed in ancient times for its frankincense and myrrh, fragrant substances derived from trees. Modern Somalia came into being in 1960, with the union of the former colonies of British and Italian Somaliland. THE PEOPLE. The Somalis are thought to be descended from African and Arab peoples. Almost all speak the Somali la...
  • British Domination Of Africa
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    By the 1900's, Europe was already underway with its imperialistic conquests abroad. Colonies were forcefully taken and undeveloped nations were carved apart by so-called 'racial crusaders', who were on a mission to civilize the barbaric. Along with expansion, however, came abuses from the invading powers. These flaws in European dominance can easily be noted, especially when examining Africa and Asia; the consequences, in some cases, being death by the thousands. Therefore, due to these and othe...
  • Boer War The People Of South Africa
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    Boer War The people of South Africa were always dreaming of a unified country. They wanted all its states to unite as one peaceful country, but they wanted this to come from within the confines of their own people and not by means of other countries taking over. The only way to keep the outsiders out of their states was to unify the country. If this goal could be accomplished, then their country would become one great nation united by their own South African flag instead of any other flag. This ...
  • Several Examples Of Livingstone's Actions And Writings
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    On November 10, 1871, David Livingstone had been sitting on a straw mat on the mud veranda of his house in Ujiji when he heard a commotion. Slowly rising to his feet, he brushed through the gathering crowds to find a contingent of porters bearing an incredible assortment of goods: bales of cloth, huge kettles, and tents. Suddenly, a formal American traveler stepped forward, removed his helmet, and extended his hand. The words that adventurer Henry M. Stanley spoke to the aging explorer at this v...
  • British East Africa
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    Imperialism is a difficult term to pin down. In Euro centric terminology, 'the concept of imperialism has included the forcible establishment of political control by one state over others through such means as colonies and protectorates (formal imperialism) '. This is most associated with the division of Africa by the European powers in the 19th century. This is also the aspect of imperialism to be covered in this paper, more specifically, the British involvement in Africa. The imperialists' 'wa...
  • British In Africa
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    Introduction Before 1870 the African continent was not "unknown" to the rest of the world. Africans had been trading directly with the Europeans and Americans before 1500. The possible reasons behind colonialism that have been suggested include missionary, technology, and Imperial rivalry. It is important to try to distinguish between the difference in the term's colonialism and imperialism. They have often been exchanged such that they follow the same meaning. However the English Oxford diction...

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