Dikwa, the capital chosen by Rabah (see below), lies in the German part of Bornu.
Bornu and Haiti may have attractions for some; but for us, none whatever.
Beriberi (or Berberi) is the name given them by the Hausa (see Bornu).
In ancient times the province of Katagum formed the debateable country between Bornu and the Hausa states.
A fortnight later they reached Kukawa, the capital of Bornu, once a great Mohammedan empire.
Its northern emirates were for a long time subject to Bornu, and its customs are nearly assimilated to those of Bornu.
The people of Bornu had a large infiltration of Berber blood, but were predominantly Negro.
From that date British Bornu has been under administrative control.
Ibn Khaldun speaks of it as the capital of Bornu and as situated on the meridian of Tripoli.
Thence the expedition made its way across the Sahara to Bornu, reached in February 1823.