Ashimi of Borno

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Ashimi or Hashimi
Reign October 1885 to February 1886 - November–December 1893
Predecessor Ibrahim Kura
Successor Kyari of Borno
Born 1840s
Died November–December 1893
Burial Maganwa
Dynasty Kanemi
Father Umar I ibn Muhammad al-Amin
Religion Muslim

Ashimi or Hashimi (1840s-1893) was Shehu of Borno from ca.1885 to 1893.

Reign of Ashimi

Ashimi became Shehu of Borno in 1885 at the death of his brother Ibrahim Kura. As it had already been the case for his two predecessors, his reign was marked by an intense political and economical crisis in Kukawa.[1]

In 1893, Ashimi lost two battles against Rabih az-Zubayr who was trying to invade Borno. His nephew Kyari, who was chosen to become the new Shehu, assassinated him in Maganwa.


Ashimi of Borno
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ibrahim Kura
6th Shehu of Borno
Succeeded by
Kyari of Borno


  1. ^ Louis Brenner, The Shehus of Kukawa: A History of the Al-Kanemi Dynasty of Bornu, Oxford Studies in African Affairs (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1973), pp.125-130.


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External links

  • Kanuri Studies Association
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