The dual mandate is an expression of the fundamental principles of European imperialism in tropical Africa as theorized by Sir Frederick Lugard (–). L95 Dual mandate In British tropical Africa, 3 The original of this book is in the Cornell Sir F. D. LUGARD g.c.m.g., c.b., d.s.o. HON. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.
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An officer with a promising career ahead of him in British India, he experienced a catastrophic love affair with a married woman. In Northern Nigeria, the revenue that allowed state development projects was less because the taxes was absent and thus funding of projects was covered from revenue generated in the south.
You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Governor of Hong Kong — Nor did he find it easy to extend the principles of indirect rule to the loosely organized societies of the Igbo Ibo and other southeastern tribes. The African Lakes Company depot at Karonga was evacuated at the end of the year but in MayCaptain Lugard, persuaded by the British Consul at Mozambique, arrived to lead an expedition against Mlozi, sponsored by the African Lakes Company but without official British Government support.
Stanley during the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. It was in Northern Nigeria, however, that the system had its most profound expression. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.
We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Their first interior trading post was established at Machakos miles in from the coast. He based his rule on a military system – unlike William MacGregora doctor turned governor, who mixed with all ranks of people and listened to what was wanted. In addition, these resources and inexpensive native labour slavery having been outlawed by Britain in would provide vital fuel for the industrial revolution in resource-depleted Britain, as well as monies for public works projects.
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Because she could not stand the Nigerian climate, Lugard felt obliged to leave Africa and to accept the governorship of Hong Kongwhich he held from to Britain as a colonizing power thus had a dual mandate: Olufemi Taiwo argues that Lugard actually blocked qualified Africans, who had been educated in Britain, from playing an active role in the development of the country; he distrusted white “intellectuals” as much as black ones – believing that the principles they were taught in the universities were often wrong.
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Within 18 months—not without a brief use of his one operative Maxim gun—Lugard imposed peace, carried out an immense march to the west, and won a treaty of allegiance from the kabaka. This section does not cite any sources. Unlike northern and southwestern Nigeria, the provinces in the southeast did not possess the centralized political system required for indirect rule to work.
Secondly, he argued that Britain practiced a beneficent regime that taught Africans the value of freedom and liberty, hence their desire for independence.
Lugard argued that Africa’s enormous resources lay wasted not only because Africans did not recognize their uses and value, but also because they did not possess the know-how to develop and exploit them.
Some believed that if the proposal were carried through, Hong Kong might forever remain in British hands. Thank You for Your Contribution! Since he was childless, the barony became extinct. Blackwood and Sons, In practice, it proved workable largely because the existing hierarchical political order in Northern Nigeria fit perfectly with the demands of the system. Ostensibly, the colonial official was a sympathetic adviser and a counselor to the chiefs; in reality, though, the official would dictate colonial policies and regulations to the chiefs.
Lugard’s indirect rule became an instrument of British imperial administration in Africa.
The dual mandate in British tropical Africa
Lugard believed that, at the grassroots, traditional authority would constitute an effective instrument in enforcing colonial policies, administrating justice in local disputes, maintaining law and order, and collecting taxes. In the place of missing authoritarian rulers, Lugard simply manufactured his own chiefs and equipped them with political authority to rule over a people unfamiliar to a system of kingship.
Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Pottinger Davis Bonham Bowring H. Continuity was vital because Africans trusted foreigners reluctantly.
In —06 he had seen no other way to control the vast population in northern Nigeria, whose rulers he had defeated, and he had subsequently been promoted governor-general —19 of a united Nigeria, which was by far the most important British colony in Africa. Colonial taxation was, for instance, in the eyes of the local taxpayer the chief’s initiative.
Dual Mandate, Africa The dual mandate is an expression of the fundamental principles of European imperialism in tropical Africa as theorized by Sir Frederick Lugard —the best known of the Lufard colonial officers to serve in Africa. His next enterprise was under the imperial British East Africa Companyone of the chartered companies that preceded imperial annexation in Africa. Lugard did not attempt a complete fusion of their systems and retained a degree of dualism between south and north.
However, the region provided abundant sources of raw materials and markets for manufactured goods. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Lugard aggravated many groups in Yorubaland when he ignored tradition and arbitrarily elevated the status of some rulers. There was a problem with your submission. Leaving Mombasa in Augusthe led a caravan for five months along an almost untrodden route of miles 1, km to the advanced kingdom dua, Buganda.
The name ‘Dealtry’ was in honour of Thomas Dealtrya friend of his father. However, in practice the British turned lugwrd chiefs into agents of the colonial administration.
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