Mau Mau


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Mau Mau

(ˈmaʊ ˌmaʊ)
n, pl Mau Maus or Mau Mau
1. (Historical Terms) a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret political society consisting chiefly of Kikuyu tribesmen that was founded in 1952 to drive European settlers from Kenya by acts of terrorism
3. slang E African a Ugandan motorcycle policeman who directs traffic

Mau Mau

A Kenyan black militant and terrorist movement 1952–60.
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In fact, it recently paid Kenya's Mau Mau veterans reparations for war crimes.
Hence, the author (an Assistant Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) investigates how the many strands of Indians' diasporic identity influenced Kenya's political leadership, from claiming partnership with Europeans in their mission to colonize and "civilize" East Africa to successful collaborations with Africans to battle for racial equality, including during the Mau Mau Rebellion.
After losing the legal battles, war became the only option and between 1945 and 1958 a brutal war broke out as the Kikuyu-dominated Land Freedom Army (LFA), popularly known as Mau Mau, sought to win back their freedom and land from the British settlers.
In the Fifties, he also spent two years serving in the police in Kenya ghting the Mau Mau.
Churchill was a lifelong colonialist, head of the colonial office, and the British prime minister who crushed the anti-colonial Mau Mau uprising in Kenya.
Sir Jimmy Savile cover up, Sir Cyril Smith cover-up, torturing the Mau Mau, even Queen Victoria's breakfast is a secret.
In the late 1950s and 1960s British colonial forces tortured and killed many Kenyans - the Mau Mau, for which atrocities William Hague, our Foreign Secretary recently apologised.
Sir Eric Griffith-Jones, the attorney-general in the British colony of Kenya at the time of the Mau Mau rebellion, was a sensitive soul who worried that the torture and murder of detainees in the prison camps where suspected Mau Mau supporters were being held was 'distressingly reminiscent of conditions in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia.
9 million in costs and compensation to more than 5,000 elderly Kenyans who suffered torture and abuse during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s, Foreign Secretary William Hague said yesterday.
London, June 6(AP-Guardian)- The British government will on Thursday agree an historic compensation payment to victims of one of the darkest episodes of the country's imperial past and express its "sincere regret" for the torture inflicted upon thousands of people imprisoned during Kenya's Mau Mau insurgency.
London: Britain was to announce Thursday it will pay compensation for thousands of Kenyans who were abused and tortured in detention camps during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising under colonial rule.
Today's expression of regret about the events in Mau Mau by William Hague is welcome.