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By Daniel E. Harmon

ISBN-10: 0791057437

ISBN-13: 9780791057438

-- a chain that info the exploration, annexation, and improvement of the African continent via Europeans in the course of nineteenth century colonization and its results on modern day Africa -- Generously illustrated volumes with infrequent and strange images from the files of the Royal Geographical Society

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1920 The Kibali Forest is in the region of Lake Tanganyika and Lake Kivu. Note that the boy is wearing bark cloth. Traditionally worn in parts of Uganda, bark cloth is made from the inner bark of certain trees, which is soaked and beaten to reduce the thickness. It is usually dyed and often painted. 62 Central and East Africa Ugandan Ruler, c. 1907–1918 Creating the Colonies Europeans knew, would make it difficult for the Africans to unify against foreign rule. Uganda as a colony, with its seat of government at Entebbe, was very different in nature from neighboring Kenya.

A decade later, the arrival of the first automobiles and trucks meant roads had to be developed and kept in good condition. Early German Probes and the Great “Carving Up” Conference German expeditions began probing Tanzania and the lake regions of present-day Burundi and Rwanda in the 1880s and 1890s. Soon the area was incorporated into German East Africa. The explorers were joined by Catholic missionaries, who set about to educate and convert native tribes and provide basic medical care. Most of Germany’s claims in Africa were made in a hurried annexation scheme from late 1883 to early 1885.

The peoples look much the same, have notable cultural similarities, and sometimes intermarry. The main distinction is their way of making a living: Throughout history, Tutsis have been cattle herders, while Hutus have farmed the soil. The Belgian colonial administration began requiring native blacks to carry ID cards showing whether they were Hutu or Tutsi in 1933. 33 34 Central and East Africa On the “Horn” In Somalia, on the “horn” of Africa, Arab traders many centuries ago came across tribes of nomadic livestock herders.

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