"the Fashoda Incident"

The media outing of Louis de Rougement's hoax in 1898 competed favourably with headlines about such high-profile international affairs as:

the Fashoda Incident, which brought Britain and France close to war as they negotiated colonial territory in East Africa.

the reopening of the Dreyfus case in which Alfred Dreyfus, a French Artillery Officer accused of passing secrets to the Germans, was brought back from Devil's Island where he'd been interred for treason.

and the Battle of Omdurman, in which Kitchener led his army up the Nile to reconquer Sudan.