Zanzibar Slave Trade And The British Involvement In Stopping it.

The early history of Zanzibar

Round 1500 Portugal gained control of Zanzibar and most of the East African coast. Then in In, 1698 Arabs from Oman ousted the Portuguese. In 1792 Britain signed a treaty with the Sultan of Muscat providing British protection for Zanzibar in exchange for Omani support against any French thrust via Oman towards India. So started a gradual British involvement in Zanzibar affairs.

The Zanzibar slave trade

The Frere Mission

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