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What were the methods used by British to acquire colonies in Africa?

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Methods used by British to acquire colonies in Africa are;

  • Signing of treaties
  • Military conquest/force
  • Company rule 
  • Diplomacy/collaboration
  • Treachery/trickery
  • Divide and rule/playing off communities against each other.
  • Enticing/luring of chiefs with gifts e.g with clothes and weapons.
  • Construction of operation bases/transport networks.
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