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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The Dedan Kimathi monument being built in Kahiga-ini, Tetu, Nyeri County, is the place to pay tribute to the Mau Mau war hero, as his grave site remains unknown.
Meanwhile Stalin Mau Mau, the promoter of Pandeni said the aim for his boxer is to fight for a world title.
Mau Mau traders in Budalang'i, Busia County, have vowed to stop paying revenue over lack of toilets, security lights and dumpsite.
Twenty-eight thousand Boers dead in the concentration camps, 1,000 dead in the Amritsar massacre, between 20-100,000 killed in the Mau Mau uprising, the partition of India cost up to a million lives, but between 12-29 million died in Indian famines when the British exported Indian wheat to Britain.
1952 OCTOBER 27: Troops from the Lancashire Fusiliers camp out in a hangar in Kenya as part of the British force sent to combat the Mau Mau uprising.
Kenya's War of Independence: Mau Mau and Its Legacy of Resistance of Colonialism and Imperialism 1948-1990
Dedan Kimathi on Trial: Colonial Justice and Popular Memory in Kenya's Mau Mau Rebellion.
One of the troupes striving to empower Africans is Mau Mau Collective and their only weapon is art.
You will see this fox around several parts of the world where Mau Mau has travelled, most recently at Chicago's Vertical Gallery (whilst also painting a few local walls and dumpsters).
Huttenbach's book is the latest addition to the literature on the Mau Mau Rebellion, an episode in African history that has been widely explored through memoirs and academic research.
The role of archival evidence was pivotal in telling the stories of the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya; the displacement of people from Diego Garcia; and the assassination of Patrice Lumumba in DRCongo, to give but three examples.
The first three chapters provide the reader with a brief background to the Mau Mau Rebellion and colonial education woven together with a memoir of the author's time as a high school teacher in Kenya before and after that country's independence.