After installing successful British colonies in Canada, it was felt that the Empire should extend its influence in the African continent. To my mind, Sir Henry Bartle Frere instigation of war with the Zulu’s seems an act of ego. After discovering diamonds, delivering uncompromising demands and under the pretext of safe-guarding surrounding nations, Frere invaded Zululand. Several extremely bloody battles were fought before the invasions defeated the Zulu nation and it lost it’s independence.
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