Empire in Africa

Empire in Africa

Campbell, Alexander

1944

Book ID 299

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944
Extract Date: 1913 and before

The natives of Tanganyika began to grow coffee before 1913

The natives of Tanganyika began to grow Coffee before 1913 - during the period of German rule.

Extract ID: 1373

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944
Extract Date: 1922

Coffee planters

There were fewer than 600 native planters in 1922;

Extract ID: 1374

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944
Extract Date: 1944

Arusha, in a country of bush and big game, primitive

Arusha, in a country of bush and big game, primitive tribes and volcanic hills, has the distinction of being in the exact centre of Africa - 2,450 miles from Cape Town, and 2,450 miles from Cairo.

Extract ID: 58

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944
Extract Date: 1944

Coffee planters

now [1944] there are about 12,000 native planters and 200 European planters. There is a friction between the two. The Europeans have repeatedly alleged that the natives fail to keep down the pests and the weeds. A Government expert investigated this charge. He reported that in the Kilimanjaro area conditions on the native plantations were better than on the white plantations. The buyers evidently think so too, for before the war the natives were getting the same, and in some cases higher, prices than the whites.

Extract ID: 1375

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944
Extract Date: 1944

debt charges

Tanganyikaís debt charges amount to a quarter of the total revenue. Two-thirds of the money borrowed was spent on railways. In addition to the debt charges, there are heavy fixed administration charges to be faced on account of Government and social services - costs whose burden on a large, undeveloped territory, where native health is poor and civilisation is scarcely begun, looms all the larger when foolish extravagances like Government House are remembered.

Extract ID: 1376

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944
Extract Date: 1944

oh my DARling Clementine

The national anthem is sung to the tune of 'Clementine' - Tanganyika, Tanganyika, oh my DARling Clementine. The country is three times the size of the United Kingdom. Largest and most populous of all the British East African territories, it has 5,000,000 Africans, 23,500 Indians and 9,000 Europeans.

Extract ID: 1372

See also

Campbell, Alexander Empire in Africa, 1944

Kilimanjaro Road

Five miles of road cover 2,500 vertical feet to the lower forest limit. This road was built by the Chagga tribe, to the facilitate the marketing of their coffee. They did the whole thing unaided, estimating the gradients entirely by eye. The result is an excellent motor road.

Extract ID: 405
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