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British Reconquest of the Sudan

War Name : British Reconquest of the Sudan

Date(s) : 1896 - 1889


The Mahdists under the Khalifa Abdulla held the Sudan having expelled the Anglo-Egyptians in 1885. The British, partly to thwart French and Italian colonial interests, decided to re-conquer the Sudan. In 1889 the Mahdist forces were destroyed and Anglo-Egyptian government was re-established.

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