Karl Peters
Carl Peters (27 September 1856 – 10 September 1918), was a German colonial ruler, explorer, politician and author, the prime mover behind the foundation of the German colony of East Africa (in today's...
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Bagamoyo
The town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, was founded at the end of the 18th century. It was (also spelled Bagamojo) the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports al...
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Paul Reichard
Paul Reichard (2 December 1854 – 19 September 1938) was a German explorer who traveled extensively in Africa.His discoveries led to the establishment of the German East Africa Protectorate.
Paul R...
Mimi and Toutou Go Forth: The Bizarre Battle for Lake Tanganyika
Mimi and Toutou Go Forth: The Bizarre Battle for Lake Tanganyika is the fourth book by author Giles Foden. It was published in 2004 by Michael Joseph. The United States edition, published in 2005 by K...
Postage stamps and postal history of Kionga
The Kionga Triangle was a tiny territory on the border between German East Africa (present-day United Republic of Tanzania) and the Portuguese colony of Mozambique (present day Republic of Mozambique)...
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Clemens Denhardt
Clemens Andreas Denhardt (1852–1928) and his brother Gustav Denhardt (1856–1917), born in Zeitz, Saxony-Anhalt, were distinguished German explorers of Africa at the time of the Scramble for Africa. I...
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SMS Königsberg (1905)
SMS Königsberg ("His Majesty's Ship Königsberg") was the lead ship of her class of light cruisers built by the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy). Named for the capital of East Prussia, she was...
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German East Africa
German East Africa (German: Deutsch-Ostafrika) was a German colony in the African Great Lakes region, which included what are now Burundi, Rwanda, and the mainland part of present Tanzani...
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Wituland
Wituland (also Witu, Vitu, Witu Protectorate or Swahililand) was a territory of approximately 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 sq mi) in East Africa centered on the town of Witu just inland fr...
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Kionga Triangle
40°30′32″E / 10.596°S 40.509°E / -10.596; 40.509The Kionga Triangle was a small territory on the East Coast of Africa. It lay between the colonies of German East Africa, the m...
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Sekenke Gold Mine
The Sekenke Gold Mine (German: Sachsenwald, "Saxon Forest") was an underground gold mine in the Singida Region of Tanzania.In the era before the Second World War, Sekenke was the largest single pr...
Gustav Adolf von Götzen
Count Gustav Adolf von Götzen (12 May 1866 – 2 December 1910) was a German explorer and Governor of German East Africa. He was the second European to set foot in Rwanda, after Dr Oscar Baumann, and la...
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MV Liemba
The MV Liemba, formerly the Graf Goetzen or Graf von Goetzen, is a passenger and cargo ferry that runs along the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. The Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania sails...
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Battle of Tanga
The Battle of Tanga, sometimes also known as the Battle of the Bees, was the unsuccessful attack by the British Indian Expeditionary Force "B" under Major General A.E. Aitken to capture German East Af...
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Schutztruppe
Schutztruppe (literally "protection force") was the official name of the colonial troops in the African territories of the German colonial empire from the late 19th century to 1918. Similar to other c...
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Postage stamps and postal history of German East Africa
This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of German East Africa.German East Africa was a German colony in East Africa, including what is now Burundi, Rwanda and Tanganyika (the mainlan...
Postage stamps and postal history of German East Africa - Wikipedia
Hermann Wissmann
Hermann Wilhelm Leopold Ludwig Wissmann, after 1890 Hermann von Wissmann (4 September 1853 – 15 June 1905), was a German explorer and administrator in Africa.
Born in Frankfurt an der Oder, Wissma...
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Abushiri Revolt
The Abushiri Revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the East African coast which were granted (under protest) to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar i...
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Heinrich Schnee
Heinrich Albert Schnee (February 4, 1871 - June 23, 1949) was a German lawyer, colonial civil servant, politician, writer, and association official. He served as the last Governor of German East Afric...
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Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam (Arabic: دار السلام‎ Dār as-Salām, literally "The residence of peace"), formerly Mzizima, is Tanzania's largest and richest city, the largest city in eastern Africa by populati...
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Hehe people
The Hehe (Swahili collective: Wahehe) are an ethnic and linguistic group based in Iringa Region in south-central Tanzania, speaking the Bantu Hehe language. In 2006, the Hehe population was estimated ...
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Battle of Jassin
The Battle of Jassin (also known as the Battle of Yasin and the Battle of Jassini) was a World War I battle that took place on 18– 19 January 1915 at Jassin on the German East African side of t...
German East Africa Company
The German East Africa Company (German: Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft) was a chartered colonial organization responsible for the establishment of German East Africa, a territory which event...
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East African Campaign (World War II)
The East African Campaign was a series of battles fought in Horn of Africa during World War II by Allied (predominantly British Commonwealth) forces against Axis forces, primarily from Italy, between ...
East African Campaign (World War II) - Wikipedia
Maji Maji Rebellion
The Maji Maji Rebellion, sometimes called the Maji Maji War (Swahili: Vita vya Maji Maji), was an armed rebellion against German colonial rule in German East Africa (modern-day Tanzania). The war ...
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