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Indirect rule was a system of administration that involved the use of African personnel to fill the the lowest posts of administration.It was used by British an administration their colonies starting from 1920s e.g. in Nigeria, Tanganyika.

Indirect rule was introduced in Tanganyika in 1926.Indirect rule had several effects to the Africans as follows:

1.It led to the formation of classes, that is families of African leaders where considered of a higher class than others.

2.It increased exploitation of African human and natural resources.

3.After independence of some Africans nations they continued to use local rulers like chiefs to administer their societies.

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