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WELSH GUARDS.

SMUTS' ADVANCEI

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SMUTS' ADVANCE I MANY GERMAN LOCALITIES OCCUPIED The Secretary of the War Office makes the following announcement:â EAST AFRICA. Telegraphing Oil May 2a, Lieutenant- Genejal Smuts reports that his advalicd troops have occupied the following locali- ties without oppositionâviz.:â (1) 1-iufu Lager (on the Pangani Rivr. 26 miles south of Kahe Railway Station oil the Usiuiibara Railway); (2) Lembeni (on the same railway, 10 mile-ô south oi Kahe); (3) Ngulu (in the Ngulu Pass, between the Northern and Central Pare, Mountain groups, eight miles south-east of Lem- beni l. Iu the Kondoa Irangi area, where the enemy suffered a severe check during the tigbting on May 9-11, there are reports of renewed hostile activity. l'hø German force6 in Ruanda are in re- treat before tne converging Belgian columns, which hold Kigali. Niansa, etc. The operations in the Kahe region have been arrested by bad weather since tlte end of March. The troops under General Smuts had. after successive defeats of the enemy on March 7 on the Luiru River and Kitovo llills. on March 1i) in the neigh- bourhood of Kahe, and on March 20-21 in Rufu forest, entered Kahe railway station on March 21. On that night the enemy evacuated the entire Riifti line and re- tired south along the Usauibara railway. The Kahe region, which lie*; 20 miles to the south of Moshi, is traversed by the Rufu river, one of the many affluents of the Pangain. To the south south-east of Kahe the country rises in a series of hills, some of them 3,000ft. high. The country is well wooded and though very wet is one of the richest and best cultivated of East Africa. The force operating in this district is distinct from that which is engaged in the region of Kondoa Iroiig I. riie. latter place, which is 125 miles from Arusha- was occupied by General an Deventer s column on April 19. Operating separately this column struck down from I.ongido, and, after taking Arusha. pressed on te Kis-sale and thence to Kondoa Irangi, whence the enemy, having suffered a severe defeat, retreated towards the Dar- es-Salaam-Tanganyika railway. On being heavily reinforced, the Germans, under the command of General von Lettou- Vorbeck, the Commander-in-Chief, at- tacked the British on May 9-11, and were defeated. Kondoa Irangi is about; 120 miles south- west of Kahe, from which it is (separated by the Masai Steppe

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