Alternatively Agogure and Agogue.
Allegedly, another mysterious primate, this time from Tanzania, East Africa. The Agogwe is described as a small 2 to 5 feet tall rust colored woolly-haired biped, with a rounded forehead and small canines, having yellow-reddish skin under its coat and feet with an opposable thumb.
In Zimbabwe and the Congo region, the creature is known as Kakundakári and Kilomba, in Senegal it goes by the name of Fating' ho, and in the Ivory Coast a similar man-beast is called Sehité. Encounters with these cryptid hominids are supposedly very rare, with most of the reported sightings coming from the first half of the twentieth century.
A much talked about sighting took place around 1900, when a British captain named William Hitchens was on an official lion hunt in the area of the Ussure and Simbiti forests, on the side of the Wembare plains. While stalking a man-eating lion in a forest clearing, he witnessed — as he would later describe in an article entitled "African Mystery Beast" for the London magazine Discovery in December of 1937 — "two small, brown, furry creatures come from the dense forest on one side of the glade and disappear into the thickets on the other. They were like little men, about 4 feet high, walking upright, but clad in russet hair."
Captain Hitchens' fear laden accompanying native hunter mumbled out that these were the agogwe, a race of little furry men "whom one does not see once in a lifetime." The officer made desperate efforts to follow and find the small primates, but was unsuccessful because of the impenetrability of the forest.
Subsequent to the publication of this article, as to support the British officer's story, a certain Cuthbert Burgoyne sent a letter to the same magazine in 1938, stating that he and his wife had seen something similar while coasting Portuguese East Africa in a Japanese cargo boat in 1927:
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"We were sufficiently near to land to see objects clearly with a glass of 12 magnifications. There were a sloping beach with light bush above upon which several dozen baboons were hunting for and picking up shell fish or crabs, to judge by their movements. Two pure white baboons were amongst them. These are very rare but I had heard of them previously. As we watched, two little brown men walked together out of the bush and down among the baboons. They were certainly not any known monkey and they must have been akin or they would have disturbed the baboons. They were too far away to see in detail, but these small human-like animals were probably between 4 and 5 feet tall, quite upright and graceful in figure. At the time I was thrilled as they were quite evidently no beast of which I had heard or read. Later a friend and big game hunter told me he was in Portuguese East Africa with his wife and three hunters, and saw a mother, father, and child, of apparently similar animal species, walk across the further side of a bush clearing. The natives loudly forbade him to shoot."
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