Explain six factors that led to the defeat of Samori Toure by the French
The constant movements of his army and people denied them time to concentrate on gainful activities. This resulted to inadequate food supplies
The scorched earth policy that he used when fighting made his people to be impoverished and thus turned against him.
Some African communities in the area supported the French against Samori Toure. E.g. Liebba of Sekosso & Ahmiadu Sekou of Tuklor
The Diplomatic tactics of playing off the British against the French worked against him as the British refused to give him support when attached by the French
The determination by the French to establish an overseas empire made them to use their superior weapons on Samori Toure
The non- Mandinka and non Muslim communities in his empire supported the French against him because he had conquered/ mistreated them.
The British refused to support Samori Toure against the French due to their policy of non – interference.
The French besieged Samori Capital/ blocking his retreat thereby forcing him to surrender
The establishment of the second empire from the East denied him access to the coast thus affecting supply of arms
The loss of Baire gold mine cleared him the finances to sustain his forces.
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