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

Results of African collaboration with the Europeans

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Results of African collaboration with the Europeans
a) Just like resistors, the collaborating communities also lost their independence and were eventually colonized.
b) The collaborating community leaders gained some recognition, though with reduced powers. Lewanika for example
became the paramount Chief of Barotseland.
c) The collaborators were able to secure some amount of protection from their traditional enemies. The Lozi were protected from the Ndebele.
d) The collaborators were used by the Europeans to exert their authority over other African societies.
e) The collaborating Africans gained from
missionary work. Lewanika’s sons for example gained western education.
f) There was increased trade between the collaborating communities and the Europeans. The communities gained European goods such as glassware, clothes, guns and ammunition.


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