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Title:The Development of the Governor-Generalship of the Sudan, 1899-1934
Author:Daly, M.W.
Year:1983
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:24
Issue:1
Pages:77-96
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:colonial administrators
condominiums
History and Exploration
colonialism
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181859
Abstract:Following the Anglo-Egyptian conquest of the Sudan, British unwillingness either to annex the territory or to allow its reinoorporation with Egypt was given expression in the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement of 1899, under the terms of which Britain and Egypt were to rule jointly. But the Condominium Agreement' was in reality a device by which Britain managed and Egypt paid for the Sudan's administration. The central figure in that administration was the Governor-General, who, although formally appointed by the ruler of Egypt, was the nominee of the British government. The development of the Governor-Generalship from its inception until the resignation of Sir John Maffey in 1934 owed less to the formal arrangements set down in the Condominium Agreement than it did to relations between the Sudan Government and successive British representatives in Cairo, and to changes in the Governor-General's own position within the Sudan Government. He remained pre-eminent throughout the period under review, but by 1934 his relative independence of Cairo was balanced by the power, within the Sudan Government, of a Council of senior officials. Notes.
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