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British East Africa


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  • n. the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar


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  • These treaties were the foundation of what is now known as British East Africa, and related mainly to the Kilimanjaro and

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • Zambezi_Safaris Fact of the day; Kenya, formerly known as British East Africa, became independent in 1963 and a republic in 1964.

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  • - then called British East Africa - after the birth of two daughters in quick succession left her feeling listless and trapped.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Lest we forget, Balfour's Conservative government (Balfour was prime minister in 1902-05) had offered the fertile "white highlands" in British East Africa as a Jewish homeland.

    The Great Promise

  • A curious, mock-Tudor building with a large interior courtyard garden, it soon became a focal point for the whole of British East Africa, as well as the favored watering hole of the notorious Happy Valley set, a dissolute group of aristocratic settlers introduced to a wider audience by the 1987 movie "White Mischief," starring Greta Scacchi and Charles Dance.

    Andrew Harper: The Sad Decline of The Norfolk, Nairobi

  • Such troops, commanded by white officers, were called "sepoys" in the British Indian Army and "askaris" in British East Africa.

    Eric Margolis: The Ghosts of Vietnam Haunt Washington

  • I mean, Theodor Herzl was given a virtual promise from Britain that the Jews could have a part of British East Africa to colonize, but when he tried to present the idea at the Zionist Congress, he was howled down, and almost lost the leadership.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Here is German East Africa, three times the size of Germany itself, bordered to the northeast by a similar-sized swath called British East Africa.

    Far From Flanders Fields

  • The death toll among African soldiers and military carriers recruited from British East Africa alone exceeded 45,000 – or one in eight of the country's adult male population; and among all British imperial combatant and support units who took to the field in the East Africa theatre of war the official death toll exceeded 100,000 men.

    'World War I: The African Front'

  • The region was the most flourishing development pole in British East Africa, home of some of the most prominent families of colonial aristocracy.

    Archive 2004-11-01


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