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  British East Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British East Africa was a British protectorate in East Africa, covering generally the area of present-day Kenya and lasting from 1890 to 1920, when it became the colony of Kenya.
The Imperial British East Africa Company began operations in the area in 1888, also by permission of the sultan, and after 1890 nominally administered Uganda as well.
The capital was shifted from Mombasa to Nairobi in 1905, and on July 23, 1920 the protectorate became the colony of Kenya.
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 BRITISH EAST AFRICA - LoveToKnow Article on BRITISH EAST AFRICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
East of Lake Rudolf and south of Lake Stefanie is a large waterless steppe, mainly volcanic in character, from which rise mountain ranges.
Domestic slavery formerly existed; but on the advice of the British government a decree wa~ issued by the sultan on the 1st of August f 890, enacting that no one born after that date could be a slave, and this was followed in 1907 by a decree abolishing the legal status of slavery.
At Zanzibar British influence was very strong in the last quarter of the 19th century, and the seyyid or sultan, Bargash, depended greatly on the advice of the British representative, Sir John Kirk.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BR/BRITISH_EAST_AFRICA.htm   (8036 words)

  
 GERMAN EAST AFRICA - LoveToKnow Article on GERMAN EAST AFRICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Physical Features.The coast of German East Africa (often spoken of as the Swahili coast, after the inhabitants of the seaboard) is chiefly composed of coral, is little indented, and is generally low, partly sandy, partly rich alluvial soil covered with dense bush or mangroves.
East Africa is rich in all kinds of antelope, and the elephant, rhinoceros and hippopotamus are still plentiful in parts.
British influence was, however, still so powerful in Zanzibar that the agents of the German Colonization Society, who in 1884 sought to secure for their country territory on the east coast, deemed it prudent to act secretly, so that both Great Britain and Zanzibar might be confronted with accomplished facts.
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 The British East Africa Company (from history of Kenya) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bisected horizontally by the equator and vertically by the 38th meridian (east), it is bordered on the north by Ethiopia and The Sudan, on the west by Uganda and Lake Victoria, on the south by Tanzania, and on the east by the Indian Ocean and Somalia.
It is bordered on the north by Ethiopia and The Sudan, on the west by Uganda and Lake Victoria, on the south by Tanzania, and on the east by the Indian Ocean and Somalia.
One reason for the delay in East Africa was the discrepancy in British policy toward its holdings in East and West Africa during the 1950s; the government believed that the colonies in the west, which...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-38089   (835 words)

  
 British East Africa Company
Subsequently, the term "East Africa" was loosely applied to Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda collectively because they shared a number of institutions - a common currency (the East African shilling), airline (East African Airways), etc.
British East Africa, which later became the Kenya Colony - the interior of Kenya - was originally colonised by a Chartered Company, the British East Africa Company.
The British flag books published in 1882 and 1902 shows British East Africa Union Flag with 16 rays (8 longer 8 shorter) and the crown in white disc and Blue and red Ensign with 24 rays (8 longer 16 shorter) and the crown without white disc.
www.fotw.net /flags/eaf-brit.html   (989 words)

  
 Africa
British control, however, was not definitely established until 1884, with the occupation of Zaila, Berbera and Bulhar, prompted by the Mahdist revolt in Sudan and the withdrawal of Egyptian khedival garrisons from the area.
British warships that captured slave ships brought the freed captives to the colony and thus the population grew.
British coastal trade began in the 1840s and in 1887 a trading company, the British East African Association, later the Imperial British East Africa Company, secured a lease of coastal strip from the Sultan of Zanzibar.
freespace.virgin.net /andrew.randall1/africa.htm   (2795 words)

  
 British East Africa
British East Africa (BEA) is a British territory which sits astride the equator of the Dark Continent.
By this time, British attempts to dissuade the Sultan of Zanzibar from slave trading had failed, and force was being used (mostly interception of slave ships by the sea- and aerial- vessels of the Royal Navy).
In 1886, Britain and Germany split up East Africa between them (except for the coastal strip, which was claimed by the Sultan of Zanzibar), establishing the present border between the two spheres of influence.
www.heliograph.com /trmgs/trmgs2/bea.shtml   (5747 words)

  
 Middle East Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ CreatedByGod.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Middle East is a historical and cultural subregion of Africa-Eurasia traditionally held to be countries or regions in Southwest Asia together with Egypt.
The Maghrib is sometimes included, sometimes excluded from the Middle East by the media and in informal usage, while most academics continue to identify North Africa as geographically a part of Africa, but being closely related to southwestern Asia in terms of politics, culture, religion, language, history, and genetics.
The criticism of Eurocentrism is of course related to the fact that 'East' and 'West' are defined in relation to the lines of Longitude relative to the Prime Meridian or Greenwich Meridian and therefore inherently Eurocentric.
www.createdbygod.com /encyclopedia/Middle_East   (1956 words)

  
 British East India Company - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about British East India Company
In the 18th century, the company became, in effect, the ruler of a large part of India, and a form of dual control by the company and a committee responsible to Parliament in London was introduced by Pitt's India Act 1784.
The East India Company set up factories (trading posts) in Masulipatam on the east coast of India in 1611; on the west coast in Surat in 1612; and on the east coast in Madras (now Chennai) in 1639.
Bombay (now Mumbai) came to the British crown in 1662, and was granted to the East India Company for £10 a year in 1668.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /British%20East%20India%20Company   (290 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - British East Africa
British East Africa includes Kenya Colony and Protectorate, Uganda Protectorate, the Sultanate of Zanzibar, and the UN Trusteeship Territory of Tanganyika.
The East African High Commission consists of the governors of Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda, who administer in common for the region such...
The East African High Commission, consisting of the governors of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika, issued a White Paper on higher education that stressed the need for a university of East Africa.
encarta.msn.com /British_East_Africa.html   (279 words)

  
 BRITISH EAST AFRICA - Online Information article about BRITISH EAST AFRICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
article treats of the East Africa protectorate only.
wall of the rift-valley, separating the basins of inland drainage from the rivers of the east coast, of which the two largest wholly within British East Africa are the See also:
section within British East Africa is formed by the arid Dogilani plains, drained south towards German territory.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BRI_BUN/BRITISH_EAST_AFRICA.html   (1377 words)

  
 History of UGANDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But when the scramble for Africa begins, in the 1880s, this remote interior region is not immediately in the sights of any of the colonial predators.
As with the areas being colonized by Rhodes at this same period in southern Africa, the British government is reluctant to take active responsibility for the region of east Africa which is now its acknowledged sphere of interest.
The chiefs' collective approval of the British protectorate over the region is eased by Johnston's acknowledgement of their freehold right to their lands (a concept alien to African tribal traditions, but nevertheless extremely welcome to the chiefs themselves).
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ad22   (2085 words)

  
 British East Africa --  Encyclopædia Britannica
British penetration of the area began at Zanzibar in the last quarter of the 19th century.
It comprised Ethiopia (annexed by Italy on May 9, 1936, and was proclaimed a part of Italian East Africa that June 1) together with the Italian colonies of Eritrea, now part of Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland, now part of the Somali Democratic Republic.
British and Americans troops landed at Algiers, Oran, and Casablanca in French North Africa on Nov. 8, 1942.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9016518   (866 words)

  
 East Africa
British East Africa stamps first appeared in about 1890, when the current stamps of Great Britain were overprinted "British East Africa Company" and surcharged in Indian currency, appeared.
When the British Colonial Office took control of the postal administration in the area formerly controlled by the British East Africa Company, the territory was divided into two colonies, British East Africa and Uganda.
Stamps with the name "Uganda Protectorate", or British East Africa Protectorate stamps overprinted "Uganda" were used until 1902, when the colonial postal authorities for the British East Africa Protectorate and Uganda Protectorate were once again combined, under the name "East Africa and Uganda Protectorates".
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/stamp_collecting/82762/3   (428 words)

  
 eBay.co.uk - east africa, Commonwealth British Colonial, Coins, Postcards items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
British East Africa SG80 1897 ½a mtd mint
British East Africa SG84 1897 5a mtd mint
British East Africa SG85 1897 7½a mtd mint
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 1880-1990 British Imperialism in Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The British migrated to the East of Africa after experiencing harsh living conditions in the West.
However, in the Agreement of the Imperial British East Africa Company, it is quite clear and obvious to the reader the intentions of the British.
The British left Kenya to citizens who had been stripped of their identity as a nation-state and they found themselves having to stand alone without the wealth of the British.
www.albany.edu /~bret/critical_tools/210_fall_2000/archives/timelines/lib2/18801990_British_Imperialism_in_Kenya.html   (1106 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of Kenya, 1886-1918
During the SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA in the 1880es, European colonial powers were in a rush to establish their spheres of interest in Africa.
The establishment of British rule met resistance; the Luo and Luhya resisted 1895-1899, the Nandi 1895-1906, the Kikuyu and Embu revolted 1904-1907, the Kisii 1907-1914.
Only in 1916 were British and South African troops able to penetrate into German East Africa, which now was untenable for the small German forces to hold; German commander Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck switched to a guerilla tactic and kept the British/South African forces busy until the end of the war.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/eastafrica/kenya18861918.html   (991 words)

  
 Kenya (British Colony)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There was a Red Ensign warrant for the Imperial British East Africa Company, but that was a different badge, and was cancelled in 1901.
It may locally have been thought that it was the correct ensign, since British Somaliland to the north, and Tanganyika to the south, each had its own warranted Red Ensign.
The flag of British East Africa is the national banner of the Empire, bearing upon the intersection of the crosses a red lion, rampant, or aggressively walking forward on his hind legs...encircled by a wreath.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/ke-hist.html   (1791 words)

  
 East Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Raised by her father on a large farm in British East Africa in the early 1900s, Beryl Markham preferred spear hunting with the Muranis to school lessons.
Alone in Africa at 17 years of age, she begins a highly successful career as a race horse trainer.
In her 20s, Markham's passion shifts from horses to airplanes; the first woman in East Africa to be granted a commercial pilot's license, she flies supplies and mail to remote corners of the continent.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/coorain/girlhood/eastafrica.html   (148 words)

  
 British East Africa on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BRITISH EAST AFRICA [British East Africa] inclusive historical term for several former British dependencies, especially Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar.
British victim climbs Kilimanjaro to call for safer cities in east Africa.
Chaplin, currently director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign Office, is to assume his post in tandem with the opening of a new British embassy in Baghdad, the Foreign Office
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BritE1A1f.asp   (581 words)

  
 East African Interlude
Naval H. Tata, stated: "The East African Indians want to treat your team as an ambassadorial side visiting Africa, with a view to impressing the British East African population of the high standards of education, culture and the ability to mix freely with confidence in social circles.
We assembled in Bombay on November 23, 1947, and sailed for East Africa on December 6.
Indians in East Africa, especially Mahan Singh, president of the Asian Sports Association, our sponsor, and his colleagues were very kind and generous.
www.bharatiyahockey.org /granthalaya/goal/1936/page8.htm   (981 words)

  
 Sandafayre Stamp Auctions | Stamp Atlas | Uganda
A formal British protectorate was proclaimed in 1894 and extended in 1896.
In 1902 the eastern province was transferred to British East Africa.
Stamps of 1896 (valid internally and to the coast) were used on overseas mail in combination with stamps of British East Africa from 1896 to March 1899.
www.sandafayre.com /atlas/uganda.htm   (480 words)

  
 ASQ -- Lords of the Fly: Sleeping Sickness Control in British East Africa, 1900-1960. Kirk Arden Hoppe
Clearly responding to an obvious criticism, he has also sought to bring in the insights of the re-settled and others who experienced the upheaval he describes, with interviews that were still apparently so politically problematic in the 1990s that they are sketchy and difficult to integrate into his argument or analyze systematically.
In addition to close readings of the science and sociology of scientific papers and conference reports, it might also be useful to compare responses to trypanosomiasis to responses to other major diseases, such as malaria among humans and east coast fever among cattle.
Hoppe is most successful in pushing readers toward some important central questions: how not only the disease, but the interventions of experts, shape colonial experiences for the administrations of Uganda and Tanganyika, the lands they administered, and the people of the affected areas.
www.africa.ufl.edu /asq/v8/v8i2a22.htm   (910 words)

  
 eBay.co.uk - east africa, Commonwealth British Colonial, Coins, Postcards items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 East Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The land of Ethiopia is a vast and mountainous region in northeastern Africa, with the arid plains of the Sudan to the west and the equally difficult terrain of the Harar to the east.
Majertin is the name of the rectangular territory comprising the tip of the Horn of Africa, with Somaliland to the west and Mogadishu to the south.
Northern Somalia, the region along the north shore of the Horn of Africa between Puntland to the east and Djibouti to the west.
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 AIM25: School of Oriental and African Studies: Mackinnon, Sir William, 1st Baronet
The British Government however, declined to sanction the concession, which if ratified would have secured for England the whole of what became German East Africa.
In 1886 the British Foreign Minister availed himself of Mackinnon's influence to secure the coast line from Wanga to Kipini, a charter was granted and the Imperial British East Africa Company was formally incorporated on 18 April 1888 with Mackinnon as Chairman.
The territory was finally taken over by the British Government on 1 July 1895, and became British East Africa.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/19/149.htm   (849 words)

  
 Camera Trails in Africa - The Narrative Press
Martin and Osa Johnson went to British East Africa in the 1920's in order to photograph wild animals, many of which were disappearing with the advances of civilization.
Most of the book is dedicated to describing his adventures as a photographer, waiting all day in a blind to get the perfect photo at a water-hole, or cranking up his motion-picture camera as a lion prepares to spring.
Although most of the area they covered was uninhabited by people, they did have many native servants who accompanied them on their travels, and they encountered Masai and other tribes of people along the way.
www.narrativepress.com /profiles/1-58976-016-6.php   (415 words)

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