PROPOSED MIGRATION OF BOERS.
GOING TO GERMAN WEST AFRICA.
Berlin, Sunday night [25th].......
....Twenty Boers who live in Amsterdam will Ieave for German West Africa on September 20th next, and in December 200 Cape Colonists will leave Cape Town for the same destination. These people have been influenced to emigrate by the favourable reports received from Cape Colonists and Transvaalers who emigrated thither last spring. They are, without exception, perfectly satisfied. Twenty-five of the forty who went there have bought land, and are very busy cultivating it, They affirm that they have seen nothing of the German bureaucracy which had been painted to them in such dark colours; on the contrary, the kindness of the Governor and his officials cannot be praised enough. All find the climate very good Some have started sheep-breeding, and beginning with only a few hundred, they have had a great increase in lambs, which thrive very well. The plan conceived by the German Administration of the Cameroons to penetrate into the country as far north as the River Benue and to found a settlement at Garna is now to be carried out. First Lieutenant Dominik will lead an expedition through Adamara and establish himself at Garna. It will not be a military expedition but will consist of a caravan of carriers and workmen. A large military expedition cannot be sent owing to lack of men. The Colonial administration will for the present only gain a footing there. The settlement will establish relations with the natives and accustom them to German rule. The intention is not to advance as far as Lake Chad, which is situated 400 kilometres from Benue, and could only be reached with a great military force. Owing to the disturbances in the coast districts of the Cameroons, the whole garrison must remain for some time to come. Aberdeen Journal, Tuesday 27th August 1901