British South Africa

Some articles on british south africa, south africa, africa:

British South Africa Company Medal
... The British South Africa Company Medal (1890–97) ... In 1896, Queen Victoria sanctioned the issue by the British South Africa Company of a medal to troops who had been engaged in the First Matabele War ...
Southern Rhodesian Government Referendum, 1922 - Background
... Rhodesia, one favouring a continuation of rule through the British South Africa Company, and the third believing that the best solution would be to seek membership of the Union of South Africa ... The British South Africa Company option dropped out of consideration, but the Buxton Commission had said that its recommendations should not preclude consideration of joining South Africa if ... the Colonial Office to inquire what circumstances the Union of South Africa would admit them, as this option had received some support (especially in Matabeleland) at the election ...
Mercinary - History - Africa - 19th and 20th Centuries
... In the 20th century, mercenaries in conflicts on the continent of Africa have in several cases brought about a swift end to bloody civil war by comprehensively ... incidents in the brushfire wars of Africa, some involving recruitment of naïve European and American men "looking for adventure" ... Many of the adventurers in Africa who have been described as mercenaries were in fact ideologically motivated to support particular governments, and would not fight "for the highest ...
Military History Of Zimbabwe - Second Matabele War
... modern Zimbabwe—comprised revolts against British South Africa Company rule by the Ndebele and Shona peoples during 1896 and 1897 ... According to UNESCO General History of Africa - VII Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935, the "Chimurenga, as the Shona termed their form of armed resistance, began in March 1896 in ... The first casualty was an African policeman employed by the British South Africa Company, killed 20 March ...

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