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The Portuguese and the Missionaries: A Battle for the soul of Nyasaland

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series History of MalawiWith the withdrawal of the ill fated Universities Mission to Central Africa, a curtain of silence fell over the Lakes region behind which the work of the slave trade was left to proceed largely unmolested. Livingstone’s appeals against the trade had not gone […]

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Missionary Politics: The Universities Mission to Central Africa

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series History of MalawiAs a missionary – that which he maintained until his death that he was – David Livingstone was a dismal failure. His only convert was Sebituane, the scheming Chief of the Makololo who embraced Christianity in the hope of British protection against the […]

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David Livingstone and the discovery of Lake Nyasa

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series History of MalawiThe road to development, peace and Christian enlightenment in Nyasaland, as it was in most other facets of British interface in Africa, was paved with good intentions. The original architect of that road was David Livingstone. No man had more profoundly noble intentions […]

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