Lead: Determined to insert itself into Eastern Africa, France, in the 1890s, sent an expedition from the Atlantic, across the continent to a tiny village in the Sudan.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: Fashoda was located on high land near the confluence of several tributaries of the upper White Nile River. When the French expedition, led by Colonel Jean-Baptiste Marchand, planted the French Tri-Color at Fashoda it was a direct challenge to British ambitions in Eastern Africa which included complete domination of the region from Cairo in the Egyptian north all the way to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

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