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  • proper noun a group of anti-British insurgents in colonial Kenya, who were noted in Europe for their (alleged) extreme violence and brutality
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Examples

  • If the term Mau Mau sounds familiar, it might be because earlier this year, deceptively nice-seeming conservative whack-job and potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claimed that Barack Obama had been raised in Kenya, his grandfather was involved in the Mau Mau Uprising, and that because of this, Obama holds an anti-American dislike of the British.

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  • If the term Mau Mau sounds familiar, it might be because earlier this year, deceptively nice-seeming conservative whack-job and potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claimed that Barack Obama had been raised in Kenya, his grandfather was involved in the Mau Mau Uprising, and that because of this, Obama holds an anti-American dislike of the British.

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  • It was a questionable time to be traveling to Kenya, largely due to the independence movement, whose guerilla fighters, called the Mau Mau, were hiding in forest encampments all over the country, from which they staged their raids.

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  • After peaceful protests were met with violence, they formed a group, dubbed the Mau Mau, to stop the supression any way they could.

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  • Alongside political freedom, the principle demand of the Mau Mau was the return of land from white colonial settlers.

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  • Alongside political freedom, the principle demand of the Mau Mau was the return of land from white colonial settlers.

    Class, ethnicity and the construction of a fragmented Kenya

  • A guerrilla group known as Mau Mau began a violent campaign against white settlers in 1952

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  • The Kenyans say they were beaten and sexually assaulted by officers acting for the British administration who were trying to suppress the so-called Mau Mau rebellion, in which groups of Kenyans attacked British officials and white farmers who had settled in some of

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  • Mr. Rabala said his firm, with the help of a U.K. law firm, is collecting more statements from Kenyans allegedly held by the British in detention camps after a 1952 uprising led by a militia group known as the Mau Mau.

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  • After peaceful protests were met with violence, they formed a group, dubbed the Mau Mau, to stop the supression any way they could.

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