Abushiri revolt

resulted in some unrestrevolt along the coastThe Germans were almost driven out of the area in 1888
The Abushiri revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the coast of East Africa that were granted, under protest, to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1888.wikipedia
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German East Africa

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The Abushiri revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the coast of East Africa that were granted, under protest, to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1888.
The Abushiri Revolt of 1888 was put down with British help the following year.

German East Africa Company

Deutsch-Ostafrikanische GesellschaftGerman East African Company
Once it had gained a foothold, Peters' new German East Africa Company acquired further lands in Tanganyika up to the Uluguru and Usambara Mountains.
Its attempt to take over the administration led to a general revolt along the coast of what is now Tanzania.

Carl Peters

Karl PetersPetersalleetitular German colonial leader
In late 1884, an expedition of the Society for German Colonization, led by Carl Peters, had reached Zanzibar and made the local chiefs on the opposite mainland sign "protection contracts" promising vast areas to his organisation.
Meanwhile, the power of his company had ended when the coastal population rebelled in the Abushiri Revolt against the implementation of the lease agreement between the Sultan and the Germans.

Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi

al-Harthi
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.
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.

Society for German Colonization

colonization groupSociety for German Colonisation
In late 1884, an expedition of the Society for German Colonization, led by Carl Peters, had reached Zanzibar and made the local chiefs on the opposite mainland sign "protection contracts" promising vast areas to his organisation.
However, Peters' ongoing impetuous advance caused further unrest, culminating in the Abushiri Revolt of 1888/89.

Khalifah bin Said of Zanzibar

Khalifa bin SaidKhalifah bin SaidKhalifa I
On 28 April 1888, Sultan Khalifah bin Said of Zanzibar finally signed a treaty, ceding the administration of the Tanganyika mainland to the German East Africa Company.
Unlike his brother, he gave in to lease the Tanganyika coast of mainland East Africa to the Germans, which immediately led to the Abushiri Revolt.

Schutztruppe

Schutztruppencolonial troopsaskaris
Wissmann concentrated a Schutztruppe of German officers and native Askari soldiers, who, with support by the Marine and the Royal Navy, subsequently suppressed the revolt.
When in 1888 the Abushiri Revolt broke out in the dominions of the German East Africa Company, Bismarck's government in Berlin had to send mercenary troops under Reichskommissar Hermann Wissmann to subdue the uprising.

Hermann Wissmann

Hermann von WissmannH. WissmannWissmann
In February 1889, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck intervened and appointed Lieutenant Hermann Wissmann a Reichskommissar of German East Africa.
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.

Arabs

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The Abushiri revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the coast of East Africa that were granted, under protest, to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1888.

Swahili people

SwahiliSwahilisWaswahili
The Abushiri revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the coast of East Africa that were granted, under protest, to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1888.

German Empire

GermanyGermanImperial Germany
The Abushiri revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the coast of East Africa that were granted, under protest, to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1888.

List of Sultans of Zanzibar

Sultan of ZanzibarSultanSultans of Zanzibar
The Abushiri revolt was an insurrection in 1888–1889 by the Arab and Swahili population of the areas of the coast of East Africa that were granted, under protest, to Germany by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1888.

Zanzibar

ZanzibariZanzibar, TanzaniaCommittee of Six
In late 1884, an expedition of the Society for German Colonization, led by Carl Peters, had reached Zanzibar and made the local chiefs on the opposite mainland sign "protection contracts" promising vast areas to his organisation.

Tanganyika

Republic of TanganyikamainlandTanzania Mainland
Once it had gained a foothold, Peters' new German East Africa Company acquired further lands in Tanganyika up to the Uluguru and Usambara Mountains.

Uluguru Mountains

UluguruNorth UluguruUluguru Nature Forest Reserve
Once it had gained a foothold, Peters' new German East Africa Company acquired further lands in Tanganyika up to the Uluguru and Usambara Mountains.

Usambara Mountains

UsambaraEast Usambara MountainsEast Usambara
Once it had gained a foothold, Peters' new German East Africa Company acquired further lands in Tanganyika up to the Uluguru and Usambara Mountains.

Sultan

SultanateSultansSulṭān
That met with opposition by Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar, who nevertheless had to give in after Peters had reached the official support by the Foreign Office in Berlin and a fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine under Konteradmiral Eduard von Knorr appeared off the Zanzibar coast.

Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar

Barghash bin SaidBarghash ibn Sa'idBarghash
That met with opposition by Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar, who nevertheless had to give in after Peters had reached the official support by the Foreign Office in Berlin and a fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine under Konteradmiral Eduard von Knorr appeared off the Zanzibar coast.

Federal Foreign Office

German Foreign OfficeForeign OfficeAuswärtiges Amt
That met with opposition by Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar, who nevertheless had to give in after Peters had reached the official support by the Foreign Office in Berlin and a fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine under Konteradmiral Eduard von Knorr appeared off the Zanzibar coast.

Berlin

Berlin, GermanyState of BerlinGerman capital
That met with opposition by Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar, who nevertheless had to give in after Peters had reached the official support by the Foreign Office in Berlin and a fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine under Konteradmiral Eduard von Knorr appeared off the Zanzibar coast.

Imperial German Navy

Kaiserliche MarineGerman Imperial NavyGerman
That met with opposition by Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar, who nevertheless had to give in after Peters had reached the official support by the Foreign Office in Berlin and a fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine under Konteradmiral Eduard von Knorr appeared off the Zanzibar coast.

Eduard von Knorr

Admiral KnorrEduard Knorr
That met with opposition by Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar, who nevertheless had to give in after Peters had reached the official support by the Foreign Office in Berlin and a fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine under Konteradmiral Eduard von Knorr appeared off the Zanzibar coast.

Arab slave trade

slavesslave tradetrans-Saharan slave trade
From August 1888, the organisation tried to take over the coastal towns of Tanganyika against the fierce resistance by the Arab elite, fearing for the slave and ivory trade, but also by the indigenous population.

Ivory trade

ivoryivory tradingtrade in ivory
From August 1888, the organisation tried to take over the coastal towns of Tanganyika against the fierce resistance by the Arab elite, fearing for the slave and ivory trade, but also by the indigenous population.