We hear that Sayde bin Ali is returning from Katanga with much ivory.
He spans the whole period of Katanga development for he first arrived in 1909.
The Katanga is not only a huge copper area but it has immense stores of coal, tin, zinc and other valuable commodities.
Only last year twelve Boer wagons appeared upon the Katanga border and were, contrary to all international law, warned off.
On crossing the Luapula, I shall go direct west to the copper-mines of Katanga.
It will also provide a shorter outlet to Europe for the copper in the Katanga district of the Congo.
Bin Omari called: goes to Katanga with another man's goods to trade there.
Before the advent of civilization the Katanga blacks dealt mainly in slaves and in copper.
His chief problem was to get the copper from the Katanga to Europe in the shortest possible time.
The Katanga is, with the exception of certain palm fruit areas, the bulwark of British interests in the Congo.