He heartily greeted Abdel Kerim and his troops, praised them for their courage in the siege of Sennar, and then dismissed them.
Sennar had suffered from the Mahdiists for a very long time.
For this a terrible vengeance was taken, and Egyptian sovereignty was established over Sennar and Kordofan.
In 1884 the rebels again attacked Sennar, but were repulsed.
In the eastern districts, however, the Governors of Sennar and Kassala continued to defend their posts.
It is thought throughout the Sudan that the defence of Sennar was most praiseworthy.
The fellahin, indeed, call surgeons “Senaari” (men of Sennar).
South of Hannek the kings of Sennar became overlords of the country.
Karkoj and Sennar, which were generally called the granaries of the Sudan, were desolated by famine.
Under succeeding monarchs the country, involved in wars with Sennar and Wadai, declined in importance.