Author: Evelyn Baring
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer was a British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator. He was the British controller-general in Egypt during 1879, leading oversight on Egyptian finances after it faced bankruptcy in 1876. Baring later had de facto control over Egyptian finances and governance as agent and consul-general of Egypt, during a formal British occupation that was prompted by the 1879 'Urabi Revolt.

In the very interesting account which Mrs. Devereux Roy has given of the present condition of Algeria, she says that France “is now about to embark upon a radical change of policy in regard to her African colonies.”  (More…)