§ SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign affairs whether there have been any communications with the German-African Authorities as to the detention of ex-King Mwanga after his defeat in July last; whether Buddu and the neighbouring States have remained quiet; and whether the Soudanese garrisons in the southern provinces are still friendly?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Lieutenant von Wulffen, a German officer, wrote to the British Commandant on July 22nd, from the German sphere, that Mwanga was then his prisoner, and was being taken to Bukoba. We do not know what has passed since, but Lieutenant von Wulffen has been most friendly in supplying ammunition to the British force round Lubwas. There have been troubles and fighting in Buddu, but from latest accounts there is reason to hope that things will settle down there. So far as we know, the Soudanese garrisons in the Southern provinces are still loyal. 867 Indeed, we know that at the end of December, under Lieutenant Hobart, they defeated one of the rebel chiefs. The papers about to be laid will contain the information as yet received on these and other points.