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Reichstagsakten 1888/89, 7. Lp., Vol. 121, Attachment 41: Collection of Documents pertaining the Uprising in East Africa, Report from the Imperial consul general on Zanzibar
No.8, attachment no. 1, Report from District Chief of Lindi
Lindi, August 16th 1888
The Arab segment of the population of Lindi lives on the slave
trade. All soldiers and Sultan's men are accomplices and receive their share in
The main slave traders are :
Abid bin Zef
Halaal bin Zef
Salim bin Abdallah
Seliman, the Sultan's prison guard
Rashid de Pappa
and the Kadi Omani bin Jemali
The latter is given a large percentage for remaining silent.
British warships hardly ever have confiscated a slave dhow here and do not visit
the port. Almost all the dhows sail under the French flag which they obtain from
the consulate in Madagscar, as they have their ships measured there.
I remark simultanously that it is difficult to undertake anything here against
slave trade, which is also profitable to the indigenous along the coast, without
having a sufficient force at my disposal.
the district chief
Freiherr von Eberstein
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