Foreign News: Webbs' White Gold

Not long ago, Secretary of State for the Colonies, J. H. Thomas, announced himself as an Imperialist when he said that the Government intended to do everything in its power to develop the Colonies and aid the Dominions to develop themselves. This streak of Imperialism, which once called forth scorn from Labor, was again manifested when the Government announced that it had no intention of surrendering the Sudan to Egypt (TIME, July 7).

The Sudan, apart from its strategical importance to Anglo-Indian communications, is abundantly watered by the tributaries of the River Nile. Its great plains are, by a combination of this...

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