There still remain certain independent and quasi-independent States in Central Africa about which it may be useful to give here such information as is obtainable with respect to their political, religious, industrial and commercial condition. These are ABYSSINIA, which is noticed in its alphabetical place, and the CENTRAL SUDAN STATES—Bornu and Wadai (on which Kanem and Bagirmi are dependent) ; although as a matter of fact Bornu may be regarded as partly within the British and partly within the German spheres. The region lying between the eastern boundary of the French sphere in the Sahara, the western limits of Egypt, the country of Fezzan in the north, and the Central Sudan in the south, is still unannexed. It contains the mountainous inhabited region of Tibesti.
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