During his reign also the nominal capital of Kobb was abandoned for El Fasher, which henceforth became the royal residence.
For the last century El Fasher had been chosen as the capital of Darfur.
I was much gratified with this news, for I was most anxious to settle matters quickly and get back to El Fasher.
These troops were at once despatched to capture the dervish posts at Asabri and El Fasher, which they did with small loss.
They left the river before they reached El Fasher, and continued their journey all night, and onward till the sun was well up.
He again advanced to El Fasher in February 1889, but was seized with smallpox.
I now received news of the other servants I had left behind at El Fasher.
Sultan Harun's head was cut off and sent to El Fasher, and there was general rejoicing at his death.
I had not much ammunition, and urgently ordered more to be sent from El Fasher.
It was perfectly clear to me that orders sent to El Fasher were not carried out with expedition.
region in Sudan, named for its people, from Arabic dar, literally "house" + Fur, ethnic name of the indigenous African population.