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I AFRICAN SUCCESSES. I The Secretary of State for the Colonies has receive d a telegram from the Govern- ment of Nigeria reporting that the tOWll lof Gacchaka in Cameroon was occupied by our forces on August 16 without op- position. On August 29 an enemy position near Gaschaka was surprised and the enemy were forced to retreat. Our casualties were one native rank and file killed, and two wounded. The enemy are reported ]1 to have lost one European and five rank hio killed* Gaschaka is about 50 miles from the Nigerian boundary, 110 miles west of Ngaunder?, which Wa6 occupied on June 29, and 65 miles south-west of Koncha, which was occupied on the previous day. French Take Capital. Paris, Sept. 1.—An official communique issued by the Minister of the Colonics says:— f,a. French columns operating in! South-East Cameroon and pushing for- ward their offensive towards the capital, Yaunde, have occupied the station of Dume after engagements on August 2;) and 25. Our unexpedci attack ?om- pictejy surprised the Germans, who aba:l-I doned the important positions of Ndiassi and ?ubscqa?ntly fh? strongly-fortilied posts between Honhidume and Ngilabol- dume. after throwing their transport into the river. The enemy set fire to Dume station b3- fore taking flight, and left strong guards on the hill dominating the town, which we captured after a stubborn fight. After taking possession of Dame station. a light, column with a machine-gun was dis- patched to Abong-Mbang, which was seized on August 29. The enemy seems to be retiring north- ward in order to,organise his resistance in the vicinity of Joko.—Renter. [Dume is about 70 miles north, and slightly west, bi Loniie, which was cap- tured on Juno 25. Abong-Mbang is 28 miles south-west of Dume, and Yaunde is 120 miles west of Abong-Mbang.]

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