The common or true duiker (C. grimmi) is found in bush-country from the Cape to the Zambezi and Nyasaland, and ranges northward on the west coast to Angola.
The cultivation of cotton on a commercial scale is quite new in Nyasaland, and although general conditions of soil and climate appear favourable the question of transport is serious and labour is not abundant.
Africa, Nyasaland and the Mozambique.
Land lines connect Natal with every part of South Africa and with Nyasaland and Ujiji.
Tobacco cultivation has made considerable progress in Nyasaland (British Central Africa).
Whytei, recently discovered in Nyasaland and Rhodesia (the Mlanje cedar) is a fine tree reaching 150 ft.
The Zambezi itself is, however, unsatisfactory as a waterway, and the direct connexion of Nyasaland with an ocean port was at length undertaken in 1920, with the building of a railway (170 m.
From Beira to Port Herald the railway runs through Portuguese territory, but the Nyasaland Government guaranteed interest for 25 years on the capital (£I,20o,000) of the company which built the Beira-Chindio section.
In the north the Nyasaland railway ended at Blantyre, 120 m.
The most powerful influence was that of the Livingstonia Mission of the United Free Church, whose destinies in Nyasaland were guided for many years by Dr. Robert Laws.
Sir Alfred Sharpe, who had served in Nyasaland since 1891 and had been governor since 1897, retired in 1910 and was succeeded (Feb.
The appointment of Mr. Smith, like Dr. Laws an Aberdeenian, was highly popular with the Nyasaland settlers, who are mainly Scots.
1914 the World War broke out Nyasaland was in an almost defenceless condition, and lay open to and was attacked by the Germans of East Africa.
Practically every Briton of military age in the country was enrolled in the Nyasaland Volunteer Reserve.
9 1914, but the assailants were decisively defeated and no second invasion of Nyasaland was attempted.
Later on Nyasaland became the base for Gen.
A considerable number of men who came from South Africa or Great Britain to serve against the Germans remained in Nyasaland as planters, and the area under cultivation largely increased.
While market fluctuations might be tided over, the future of Nyasaland remained very much dependent upon the completion of through railway communication from the ocean to Lake Nyasa.
BLANTYRE, the chief town of the Nyasaland protectorate, British Central Africa.
Whilst northern Africa was being folded, the East African plateau was broken up by a series of longitudinal rifts extending from Nyasaland to Egypt.