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

Factors which influenced Lewanika of the Lozi to collaborate with the British.

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The Lozi Collaboration.
Factors, which influenced Lewanika of the Lozi to collaborate with the British.
a) Lewanika was encouraged to collaborate with the British by King Khama of Botswana who had already benefited from British protection against the Dutch in South Africa.
b) The European missionaries who had visited him earlier influenced Lewanika. For example, François Coillard.
c) Lewanika needed support against Portuguese and Germans who were approaching his territory.
d) Lewanika wanted the British to protect his kingdom from attacks by other African communities such as the Ndebele and Shona.
e) Lewanika also wanted the British to protect him against internal enemies e.g. in 1884, Lewanika faced an internal rebellion-to safeguard his position.


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