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On the basis of rumours that Wissmann was planning to attack the south with all his forces, Mikindani, Sudi, Lindi, and Kiswere had sent deputations to him, announcing their voluntary surrender and accepting his terms.[1]

Mikindani is a delightful spot. The blue bay appears perfectly round, with a very narrow entrance and some beautiful sandy beaches. Not far away is an attractive, verdant row of hills. Mikindani had learnt from the fate of Lindi. When Wissmann landed, the Asian and African population at once came to meet him, with an old Arab at their head, striding along in a dignified manner. Thus everything was conducted in the most peaceful spirit. Near the beach was a rather large Arab stone building, which Wissmann chose as the centre of the new military station. Mikindani was not a very healthy location, and sometimes it was the most unhealthy of all the stations. In June 1891, for example, the percentage of the actual strength of the Europeans on the station who were sick was a hundred percent.[2]

References & Notes

  1. Schmidt,Rochus. A HISTORY OF THE ARAB REBELLION IN EAST AFRICA (GESCHICHTE DES ARABERAUFSTANDES IN OST-AFRIKA) An Account of the "Abushiri Rebellion" in Tanzania and its Aftermath, 1888-1891. Translated (with an introduction) by John W. East. Academia.edu Location 3072-3073.
  2. Prince, Von Prince. Fighting the Arabs and the Hehe (Gegen Araber und Wahehe): The Memoirs of a German Military Officer in Tanzania, 1890-1895;translated and with an introduction by John West. Academia.edu Kindle Version: Location 868-907

Picture Gallery of Mikindani under German Imperial Rule