Warfare in January

Acheribe 1893 3rd Franco-Dahomean War

Despite losing his capital at Abomey, King Behanzin of Dahomey (modern Benin) continued his resistance and General Alfred Dodds soon returned from France to put an end to the renewed war. Advancing to Acheribe, Dodds forced the King’s officers to submit (9 November 1893) and enthroned Behanzin’s brother Gouchili. Behanzin himself later surrendered (25 January 1894) and died in exile.

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