British South Africa Company, headed by Cecil Rhodes, is granted royal charter with extensive powers for expanding its territory at the expense of Transvaal.
Editors. "Cecil Rhodes begins colonising Rhodesia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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