Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi

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Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi (executed 15 December 1889) was a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab / Oromo parentage who is known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.wikipedia
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Abushiri revolt

resulted in some unrestrevolt along the coastThe Germans were almost driven out of the area in 1888
Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi (executed 15 December 1889) was a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab / Oromo parentage who is known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.
It was led by the planter Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi, who gained the support by both the Arabs of the area and local Swahili tribes.

Hermann Wissmann

Hermann von WissmannH. WissmannWissmann
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck dispatched 34-year-old Lieutenant Hermann Wissmann as Reichskommissar to the colony.
In 1889, Wissmann was promoted to Captain and appointed as Reichskommissar for the German East Africa region where he was tasked with suppression of the Abushiri Revolt led by Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi.

Hans Meyer (geographer)

Hans MeyerHans Meyer (geologist)Hans
Al Bashir's forces were able to capture most of the towns along the Tanganyika coast and even took the explorers Hans Meyer and Oscar Baumann hostage.
Only after a large ransom was paid to rebel leader Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi were the two men released

Oscar Baumann

Oskar Baumann
Al Bashir's forces were able to capture most of the towns along the Tanganyika coast and even took the explorers Hans Meyer and Oscar Baumann hostage.
Only after a large ransom was paid to rebel leader Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi were the two men released.

Pangani

Pangani DistrictPangani Historic Town
On 15 December 1889 he was sentenced to death by a court-martial and shortly afterwards hanged in Pangani.
The local leader of the resistance was Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi, a Swahili-speaker born in Zanzibar who owned a small estate at the suburb that now bears his name.

Oman

Sultanate of OmanOmaniOmani Empire
Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi (executed 15 December 1889) was a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab / Oromo parentage who is known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.

Oromo people

OromoOromosGalla
Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi (executed 15 December 1889) was a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab / Oromo parentage who is known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.

German East Africa Company

Deutsch-Ostafrikanische GesellschaftGerman East African Company
Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi (executed 15 December 1889) was a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab / Oromo parentage who is known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.

Tanzania

TanzanianUnited Republic of TanzaniaRepublic of Tanzania
Al Bashir ibn Salim al-Harthi (executed 15 December 1889) was a wealthy merchant and plantation owner of Omani Arab / Oromo parentage who is known for the Abushiri Revolt against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.

German East Africa

East AfricaGerman colonial ruleGerman
Beginning on September 20, 1888, insurrections led by Abushiri attacked German-held trading posts and towns throughout the East African territory.

Berlin

Berlin, GermanyState of BerlinGerman capital
The German trading company, unable to control the uprising appealed to the government in Berlin for assistance.

Otto von Bismarck

BismarckChancellor BismarckPrince Bismarck
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck dispatched 34-year-old Lieutenant Hermann Wissmann as Reichskommissar to the colony.

Reichskommissar

Reich CommissionerReichskommissar in NorwayReich Commissioner for the occupied Dutch territories
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck dispatched 34-year-old Lieutenant Hermann Wissmann as Reichskommissar to the colony.

Sudan

SudaneseRepublic of SudanRepublic of the Sudan
Wissmann along with a combination of German, Sudanese and Shangaen soldiers formed the core of the first Schutztruppe in the region.

Schutztruppe

Schutztruppencolonial troopsaskaris
Wissmann along with a combination of German, Sudanese and Shangaen soldiers formed the core of the first Schutztruppe in the region.

Imperial German Navy

Kaiserliche MarineGerman Imperial NavyGerman
With naval assistance they bombarded coastal towns which allowed for German re-occupation.

Tanganyika

Republic of TanganyikamainlandTanzania Mainland
Al Bashir's forces were able to capture most of the towns along the Tanganyika coast and even took the explorers Hans Meyer and Oscar Baumann hostage.

Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo districtBagamojo
Nevertheless, towards the end of 1888, much of his alliance with the local tribes had collapsed, and he was forced to hire Arab mercenaries to defend his stronghold at Jahazi, a village near Bagamoyo.

Yao people (East Africa)

YaoYao peoplewaYao
Abushiri escaped and was able to persuade members of the Yao and Mbunga tribes to continue with the rebellion.

Mbunga people

Mbunga
Abushiri escaped and was able to persuade members of the Yao and Mbunga tribes to continue with the rebellion.

Dar es Salaam

Dar-es-SalaamDar es Salaam RegionDar es Salaam, Tanzania
He was then able to lead new assaults on Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo.

Imperial British East Africa Company

British East Africa CompanyBritishBritish East Africa
Al Bashir attempted to flee to the Imperial British East Africa Company in Mombasa, but was turned over to the Germans by local tribesmen.

Mombasa

Mombasa, KenyaMombassaMombassa, Kenya
Al Bashir attempted to flee to the Imperial British East Africa Company in Mombasa, but was turned over to the Germans by local tribesmen.