Begun in 1898, the 580-mile railway was intended to connect the port of Mombasa, Kenya, and Port Florence (Kisumu) on Lake Victoria, Uganda, to enable settlers to reach the interior of British East Africa
and to ship farm products to the coast as well as to serve military purposes, if necessary, against German East Africa to the south.
The Flame Trees of Thika (1959), a charming novel based on her childhood memories of British East Africa
(BEA) before the First World War, is a minor classic, giving a glimpse of Africa in its last, fleeting moment of primeval splendor and a matchless child's-eye view of the courage and folly of its white settlers.
The best elements of McCulloch's analysis are his detailed examinations of the British asylums at Ingutsheni in Southern Rhodesia and Mathari in British East Africa
He was appointed an agent of the Imperial British East Africa
Company in 1890 but eventually shirked this duty to continue hunting elephants, nearly destroying the entire population between Mount Kenya and Lake Rudolf by 1905.
It was the arrival on the scene of the Imperial British East Africa
Company in 1888 that saved the CMS from local disaster.
Grogan then settled in British East Africa
, later Kenya, where he became a leader among the British settlers.
At age four Markham went with her father to British East Africa
, where she received a spotty education while hunting with African tribesmen and learning to speak Swahili and other African languages.
This fascinating study isolates a short period of Kenya's coastal history and concentrates not on slavery as practised on plantations but on runaway slaves (called watoro in Swahili and often referred to in the volume as maroons) in the context of the interests pursued by the Church Missionary Society (CMS), coastal slave owners, the Busaidi sultanate in Zanzibar and other Arab rulers, the British government, the Imperial British East Africa
Company (IBEACO) and, most significantly, the runaway slaves themselves.
Married to her cousin, Baron Blixen, Isak Dinesen lived from 1914 to 1931 on a coffee plantation in British East Africa
, now Kenya.
Produced by Sydney Pollack, Streep plays Danish author Karen Blixen who chronicles her life in Nairobi, in British East Africa
After the British arrived in 1898, hiding behind their Egyptian proxies, they saw South Sudan as part of Black Africa in fact part of British East Africa
, while the North was left to its Arab orientation.
Before Sudan was eventually granted independence as one country in 1956, the British colonial power considered merging South Sudan into British East Africa
In 1891 he established a company in Mombasa that serviced British ships, and he soon became a key intermediary between the Imperial British East Africa
Company and Indian labour.
The photograph was taken by Ernest Gedge, a colonial administrator who was part of Jackson's 400-man expedition with the Imperial British East Africa
adventure ASSEGAI Wilbur Smith It's 1913 and ex-soldier turned professional big-game hunter Leon Courtney is in British East Africa
, guiding rich and powerful men from America and Europe on safaris in the Masai tribal territories.