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Kodok (kōˈdŏk) [key], formerly Fashoda fəshōˈdə, town, NE South Sudan, on the White Nile. In 1898 it was the scene of the Fashoda Incident, which brought Britain and France to the brink of war and resulted, in 1899, in an Anglo-French agreement establishing the frontier between Sudan and the French Congo along the watershed between the Congo and Nile basins. The formation of an Anglo-French entente in 1904 prompted the British to change the town's name in hopes of obliterating the memory of the incident.

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