Coastweek --- EXCERPTS FROM AN ADDRESS BY AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN JAMES WILLSON AT THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW BOOK 'GUERRILLAS OF TSAVO' TO A GATHERING OF THE FRIENDS OF FORT JESUS IN MOMBASA.
Posted June 24, 2012 on Aviation, Tourism and Conservation Blog - DAILY from Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands
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.
Read more on the Aviation, Tourism and Conservation Blog
Planned Events coming soon:
September 2015 - Darnell's Commemoration
October 2015 - First Flight in Kenya
11 November 2015 - Remembrance Day