Destination Truth TV - Christy Ullrich - Robert Gascoyne-Cecil - Freddie Mercury: A Life in Ten Pictures TV -
Something locals call the Popobawa, an enormous bat-like creature with a single eye. Destination Truth s2e4, Skyfy 2008
The numerous sightings are making international headlines. ibid.
Many were captives of Tippu Tib, a notorious Arab slave trader and ivory merchant. Tib led huge expeditions, some 4,000 strong, into the African interior, where chiefs sold him their villagers for next to nothing. These Tib used to caravan ivory back to Zanzibar, then sold them in the slave market for large profits. In time Tib became one of the wealthiest men in Zanzibar, the owner of multiple plantations and 10,000 slaves. Christy Ullrich, National Geographic
The condition of a protected dependency is more acceptable to the half civilised races, and more suitable for them than direct dominion. It is cheaper, simpler, less wounding to their self-esteem, gives them more career as public officials, and spares of unnecessary contact with white men. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, cited Andrew Roberts ‘Salisbury: Victorian Titan’
As an adult, Freddie Mercury rarely talked about his childhood even to close friends. But his first known photo offers some clues about his early years … Born in 1946 on the island of Zanzibar, a British protectorate off the east coast of Africa … Farroukh became known as Fred. A Life in Ten Pictures: Freddie Mercury, BBC 2021
In 1964 the ruling Arab monarchy that had controlled Zanzibar for over a century was overthrown by a coalition of African parties. For many non-Africans, Zanzibar was no longer safe. Tens of thousands were forced to leave their homes. ibid.