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Durham University

Special Collections

Sudan Intelligence Reports

Between 1889 and 1904 several series of intelligence reports were published by the Egyptian Army, printing any reports from the Sudan and the area around it pertinent to the campaign against Mahdist Sudan and the defence of the Condominium.

These fall into four main series as follows:

  1. Main series - 1891-1903
  2. Suakin - 1889-91
  3. Eastern Sudan - 1891-92
  4. Frontier Force - 1889-92

A useful index to the reports reprinted in the appendices of these intelligence reports was compiled by Douglas H. Johnson and published in Northeast African Studies in 2004 (Johnson, Douglas H. “Sources of Intelligence: A Bibliography of the Monthly Sudan Intelligence Reports.” Northeast African Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, 2004, pp. 55–123. JSTOR,