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 Form 3 History: European Invasion and the Process of Colonization of Africa

Why Samori was finally defeated by French

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Why Samori was finally defeated by French
a) Since his army and community were constantly on the move, they could not engage in any gainful economic activity to replenish their supplies.
b) The abandoning of the rich Bure Gold reserves as Samori retreated meant he
had lost an important source of revenue.
c) When he moved to his second empire, He was cut off from Freetown where he used to buy firearms.
d) Samori failed to get any support from other African societies due to lack of unity.
e) His second empire was open to attack from all sides by either the British
or the French, making it difficult to defend.
f) The French had superior weapons and better means to re-equip their stores.