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Why were the African communities defeated by the Germans during maji maji rebellion?

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  1. Africans had inferior weapons which could not match German modern weapons
  2. German soldiers were well trained
  3. Disunity among Africans i.e. some collaborated with Germans
  4. Use of scorched-earth-policy led to famine thus weakening Africans.
  5. Magic water failed to protect Africans from German bullets
  6. Capture & execution of African leaders demoralized the fighters
  7. Germans got reinforcement which strengthened their fight against Africans
  8. Large powerful communities e.g. Hehe, Chagga and Nyamwezi did not join the war since they had been defeated by the British
  9. Africans were not well coordinated in their fight
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