In seeking to defeat the two principal opponents--Kings Kabalega of Bunyoro, and Mwanga of Buganda, the British coloniser Captain Frederick Lugard undertook a long march in 1898 through the north-west of what is now Uganda to relieve an isolated outpost commanded by the Sudanese commander Salim Bey, who had been literally holding the fort as a still loyal officer to the Anglo-Egyptian garrison of General Gordon, who had been killed in Khartoum when it was overrun in 1885 by Islamic Mahdist
More recently, we have the fateful case of the 19th century protracted Sudanese Mahdist
Revolt, led by a committed Sufi of the Sammaniya order.
In Sudan, a Sufi holy man named Muhammad Ahmad proclaimed himself the Mahdi, the redeemer of the Islamic faith and by 1885 had ousted the British-backed Ottoman-Egyptian government and established a Mahdist
Soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces' 18th infantry brigade stationed in nearby Kosti attempted to replay a scene from Sudan's Mahdist
history for entertainment.
A Royal Navy flotilla accompanied Lord Kitchener on his expedition up the Nile during the 1898 reconquest of the Sudan after the Mahdist
Revolt, performing a number of functions in support of the land forces.
Ayyad's tale begins when he travels to Sudan, seeking work with the British and Egyptians who rule the country during the Mahdist
Sudan's only comparative experience might be the Mahdist
Jihad of the 1880s.
regime (1882-1898) was an outcome of this state of affairs, as it resulted from a religious uprising against the cruelties and inhuman style of the Turkish rule.
The 1906 'Munshi Expedition', under Colonel Julian Hasler with twenty-six officers, stalled when his troops were called into action elsewhere in the North to fight the 'Mahdist
' uprising at Satiru, near Sokoto.
Set in 19 th century Mahdist
Sudan, "The Longing of the Dervish" draws heavily on the historical and spiritual symbolism of an important era of the modern Sudanese history.
During the country's stint with independence between 1886 and 1899, the Mahdist
Sudan waged a war of religion against Ethiopia.
Shawq el Darwish is a love story about a Sudanese slave in 19 th century Sudan during the Mahdist
revolution and the fall of Khartoum.