It’s all below. And better than I could have said having visited the sites in 2011. I’m still trying to write about it…

ATC News by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome

BATTLEFIELD EAST AFRICA
98 YEARS AND COUNTING

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome
June 2012

Little did Africa know, neither of nor about the outcome of the notorious Berlin Conference, when the greats of the world, or those who thought of themselves as greats at the time, grabbed an entire continent and divided it amongst themselves, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal and Germany taking the lion share with no regard to the people of Africa nor their existing kingdoms, chiefdoms and tribal boundaries, a fact which continues to haunt Africa until today as national borders on independence cut across tribal landscapes and divided what had grown organically within but was from without dismissed as inconsequential, not worth a thought.

One of the results of the Berlin Conference held in the German capital between November 1884 and February 1885 saw Imperial Germanys Tanganyika, aka German East Africa, border British interests across…

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