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After the German's conquered Tanganyika territory from the Sultanate of Zanzibar,they tried to shift the inland trade away from the old Arab towns of Pangani & Bagamoyo to their new capital Dar es Salaam. But when the Indian traders did not cooperate, the Germans devised alternative strategies.

DOAG’s plan was to shift the centralizing trade entrepôt from Zanzibar to three ports along the coast: Tanga would become the entrepôt of the northern caravan route; Lindi would take the southern route; and Dar es Salaam would capture the lucrative central routes. Trade in each region, therefore, would be redirected from Zanzibar to one of the three main ports. Closely linked to the plan of establishing new harbors on the mainland was the plan to divert the trade from the older ports of Kilwa, Bagamoyo, and Pangani; ports that the Germans knew were far more important in terms of trade than the harbors they proposed to develop. [1]

References & Notes

  1. Fabian,Steven. Curing the Cancer of the Colony: Bagamoyo, Dar es Salaam, and Socioeconomic Struggle in German East Africa-The International Journal of African Historical Studies Vol. 40, No. 3 (2007), pp. 437-449 (29 pages)Published By: Boston University African Studies Center. Kindle Location 223-225


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