Kassala

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coffee

: internal clashes are reported to be down in numbers. The BC has been particularly successful at mobilizing its young people: the student administrations at two of the three main universities in the east are controlled by the BC and the party is making inroads into even secondary and primary schools. Young observes, "Beja resentment and support for the BC is clear to anyone spending just a short time in the coffee shops of Port Sudan." Young, ''The Eastern Front'', p. 28 ref>

unique to their tribe. *Souq an-Niswaan is the "women's souq" where baskets and mats are made, as well as coffee making equipment and incense. *Souq ar-Rashaida is where the Rashaida tribe gather, selling their bright red and black robes for women and coloured jellabiyas for men. *'''Khatmiya''' is the old part of Kassala, underneath the mountains of Taka, Totil and Aweitila (huge, you can't miss them). The main sight is the tomb of Seyyid Hassan, a local holy man who is buried

in a roofless dome next to a semi-ruined mosque. Locals tell you that he is so holy that when it rains, not a drop falls through the hole in the roof. Next to the tomb is a Qur'anic school for boys. *Behind the tomb, you can climb the slopes of '''Jebel Totil'''. On the lower slopes, there are several cafes built into the rock, serving the best coffee in Kassala. There is also the famous '''well of Totil'''. If you drink from it, legend has it that you will return to Kassala one day. *The '''Gash


development program

Resources (Ethiopia) Ministry of Water Resources reports its catchment area as , with an annual runoff of 0.26 billion cubic meters. "Water Sector Development Program (Vol.2)" Ministry of Water Resources (accessed 21 January 2009) Its headwaters rise north of Amba Takara in central Eritrea, on the landward side of the eastern escarpment


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of attacks along the Sudanese-Eritrean border, concentrating on strategic assets, such as the Khartoum-Port Sudan road, the oil pipeline, and the military installations defending them. Despite their successes, Young notes, these attacks "did not close the road for more than a few hours or stop the flow of oil for more than a few days." Young, ''The Eastern Front'', p. 23 Although never a significant fighting presence, having fewer than a few hundred fighters and operating


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, including Jane Goodall, E.O. Wilson and Stuart Pimm, in a February 2005 letter to the president of Ecuador. In early March 1941, Messervy was promoted acting brigadier to command Indian 5th Infantry Division's 9th Infantry Brigade and played a significant role in the third Battle of Keren during the second half of March 1941. His promotion was in part related to his actions during the advance from Kassala through Agordat to the early fighting at Keren (Keren, Eritrea) during


popular place

River''' runs through Kassala, but for most of the year it is a dry sandy riverbed, used for football practice in the evenings. In the rainy season, water cascades down from the Eritrean mountains and charges through the city, making the riverbanks a popular place to walk in the evenings. However, the Gash is a dangerous river, having flooded twice recently (07 and 03) causing huge amounts of damage to the whole city. *On the other side of the Gash, you reach an area called '''Sikka Hadiid

''', which is the old railway quarter. The original railway station still stands, all impressive and colonial but abandoned now. Around this are British built round brick huts, which used to house railway workers and is now a popular place for students to live. *To the south, the '''Sawagi Janubiyya''' (southern gardens) is a collection of villages surrounded by mango and guava orchards alongside the Gash. Do *'''Climb Totil Mountain''' for fantastic views of Kassala, and beyond to Wad Sherifei


rock serving

in a roofless dome next to a semi-ruined mosque. Locals tell you that he is so holy that when it rains, not a drop falls through the hole in the roof. Next to the tomb is a Qur'anic school for boys. *Behind the tomb, you can climb the slopes of '''Jebel Totil'''. On the lower slopes, there are several cafes built into the rock, serving the best coffee in Kassala. There is also the famous '''well of Totil'''. If you drink from it, legend has it that you will return to Kassala one day. *The '''Gash


commercial support

FRA 1988-5-1.png thumb A Sudan Airways Boeing 707-300C at Frankfurt Airport. (1988) The airline was formed in February 1946 with the technical assistance of Airwork Limited (Airwork Services), and the commercial support of Sudan Railways. url http: www.flightglobal.com


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of attacks along the Sudanese-Eritrean border, concentrating on strategic assets, such as the Khartoum-Port Sudan road, the oil pipeline, and the military installations defending them. Despite their successes, Young notes, these attacks "did not close the road for more than a few hours or stop the flow of oil for more than a few days." Young, ''The Eastern Front'', p. 23 Although never a significant fighting presence, having fewer than a few hundred fighters and operating

under the close control of the Eritrean military, the BC did achieve a number of modest military victories. With the help of the SPLA, the NDA twice captured Hamishkoreb, before finally holding it from October 2002 until April 2006 when the SPLA withdrew from the NDA. By itself the BC held territory around Tokar (Tokar, Sudan), one of their historic strongholds, and the town of Khor Telkok near Kassala, which the NDA had declared to be their "capital". Young

, ''The Eastern Front'', pp. 23f Politically the BC was far more effective, capitalizing on two different incidents in January 2005 where Sudanese security attacked and killed unarmed civilians. Shortly after these events the BC organized a national conference in which Musa Mohamed Ahmed, who until then had been an unknown soldier, was elected chairman of the group. Further, the BC has enjoyed some success in uniting its fractious and isolated people


popular support

for Khartoum are discharged. One of Sudan's major motorways, links Port Sudan to Khartoum via Wad Medani, Gedaref, and Kassala. There is a major road that goes north to Halaib, but it is neglected. Also since 2009 a new highway linking Port Sudan via Atbara has been opened, reducing the travel time between Khartoum and Port Sudan drastically. The Khatmiyya sufi order which had enjoyed popular support in east and north Sudan rejected the Mahdi's claim outright. Mahdist


gold record

February. February events * February 10–March 11 – British Army constructs a 60 cm narrow gauge railway from Kassala in Sudan 90 km east to Tessenei (Teseney) in Eritrea to support military advance. * February 11 – The first Gold

record is presented to Glenn Miller for ''Chattanooga Choo Choo''. In September 1898 a British battalion led by Lieutenant-Colonel Parsons moved from Kassala toward Gedaref and clashed with a Mahdist Dervishes army composed of 3,500 men under the command of the Mahdist Emir Sa'ad-allah in a jungle located between the River Atbara and Gedaref town. The fighting was fierce, but the forces of Parsons managed finally to defeat the Mahdist Dervishes. http

Kassala

'''Kassala''' (Italian (Italian language): ''Cassala'' ) is the capital of the state of Kassala (Kassala (state)) in eastern Sudan. Its 2008 population was recorded to be 419,030. Built on the banks of the Gash River (Mareb River), it is a market town and is famous for its fruit gardens. Many of its inhabitants are from the Hadendoa group, with others being of Rashaida origin. It was formerly a railroad hub, however, as of 2006 there was no operational railway station in Kassala and much of the track leading to and from the town has been salvaged or fallen into disrepair. Kassala's location along the main Khartoum-Port Sudan highway makes it an important trade center.

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