12. The Belgian Arab War in the Eastern Congo

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By Peter Teddington. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Two years after the fall of the Kisangani station to the Arabs Tippu Tips son Sef held control over much of the Eastern part of todays DRC.

He lived comfortably but was sandwiched between the Leopolds Congo Free State and Germany's East Africa colony.

Ostensibly to quash the slave trade, but to expand his territory and wealth, Leopold retained his orders for his forces to drive East.

War ensued and we shall we see the demise of the Swahili-Arab Empire in the Eastern Congo.

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