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History of Tanzania – African History

By |2018-04-13T15:40:10+00:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|

Kilwa By 1500 AD, people in Tanzania were doing pretty well. They did a lot of trading with India and the Arabian Peninsula from their biggest port at Kilwa, and other smaller ports. They bought silk and cotton cloth, steel knives, Indian and Chinese medicine, and spices like pepper and cinnamon. To get [...]

History of Kenya – African History

By |2018-04-13T14:27:55+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Africa, History|

Kenya history: Mombasa in the 1500s Portuguese conquer Mombasa In the early 1500s AD, Portuguese ships under the rule of Charles V managed to capture the important seaport of Mombasa in Kenya, as part of their plan to control trade between India, Africa, and Europe. Mombasa shipped out gold, ivory, seashells, and enslaved [...]