11. The limits to Belgian expansion to the East

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In this Episode we see Leopolds Congo Free state buffered against the Arab powers in the East. Cultural difference fostered tensions and their allies were dragged into conflict.

We see Leopold use the defeat of the British in Khartoum as an opportunity to extend the boundaries of his land North East to the River Nile, with Tippu Tip now an employee.

Disasi Makulo, a member of the Turumbe peoples, recounts the experience of meeting the Arabs and the Belgians in his own voice.

This episode sets us up for the Belgian-Arab war to come.

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