British East Africa


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British East Africa

The former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar.

British East Africa

n
(Placename) the former British possessions of Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar, before their independence in the 1960s

Brit′ish East` Af′rica


n.
the former British territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
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Noun1.British East Africa - the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
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It must be Greystoke's, for there is none other in this part of British East Africa. God is with us, Herr Captain."
At Nairobi he had received news of the World War that had already started, and, anticipating an immediate invasion of British East Africa by the Germans, was hurrying homeward to fetch his wife to a place of greater security.
Only toward the east, through British East Africa, lay reasonable assurance of freedom.
His first set of stamps were those of King Edward VII, in green and showing his portrait, with the inscription British East Africa and Uganda issued in 1903-4.
In particular, I examine a locus of uncertainties related to the governance of forest-dwellers that resulted in a problematic known as the 'Dorobo question' in the British East Africa Protectorate (Colony and Protectorate of Kenya after 1920).
On 1 April 1905, British East Africa Protectorate was passed over to the colonial office from the Foreign Office.
In 1888 the British government assigned a royal charter to the Imperial British East Africa Company to develop trade in what was considered Britain's sphere of influence.
The 30-foot, open-hulled steam launch was bound for Central Africa to be used by the British East Africa Railway Company right up to the mid-20th Century.
For example Egypt's Nasser, one of the main proponents of Bandung, took the lead away from British and American broadcasters by using shortwave radio programmes beamed to British East Africa to encourage independence movements there.
Before Sudan was eventually granted independence as one country in 1956, colonial power Britain considered merging South Sudan into British East Africa. Uganda sided with South Sudan during its civil war with Khartoum and now hosts some of the rebel groups who are fighting against the Sudanese government in Darfur.
(6) In Africa, Paederus dermatitis was first reported in 1915 (7) and documented in East Africa (then British East Africa) in 1916.
An emissary of the British government, Sanderson Reed (Tom Goodman-Hill), arrives in a gentlemen's club in British East Africa, hoping to recruit the legendary, but now aged, hunter and adventurer Allan Quatermain (Connery) to investigate the situation.

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