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"French tea", this is actually coffee with milk. Fruit juices are excellent in Kassala, and made fresh at many stalls in the souq, so you can ask for one without sugar. Mango and guava are the best, but orange tends to be diluted with a lot of water and mixed with bucketloads of sugar, so avoid it. Local juices include ''aradeeb'' (a brown tangy juice, similar to tamarind) and ''sha'iir'' (made from a white powder and a bit like cold malted milk). Sleep Two of the best hotels

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. With the military takeover of the current National Islamic Front government in 1989, the BC was once again banned. In 1993 the group joined the National Democratic Alliance (National Democratic Alliance (Sudan)) (NDA) based in Asmara, which had been founded by the DUP and the Umma Party (Umma Party (Sudan)) in 1989. In the 1995 the BC signed the Asmara Declaration. Aided by the Sudan Liberation Movement Army (SPLA) and the Eritrean military, armed fighters of the BC made a series

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in the Horn of Africa, even if the Italians had nothing to show for their offensive efforts except for the colony of British Somaliland, the Sudanese border outposts of Karora, Gallabat, Kurmak and Kassala, and the area in Kenya around Moyale and Buna. On 6 December, a large concentration of Italian motor transport was bombed and strafed by Commonwealth aircraft a few miles north of Kassala. The same aircraft then proceeded to machine-gun from low level the nearby positions

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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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. In 1897, the Kingdom of Italy returned Kassala to the Kingdom of Egypt. In 1899, Kassala fell under the purview of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan until Sudanese independence in 1956. thumb left Swissair (File:Mittelholzer-fokker.jpg) Fokker F.VIIb-3 m (CH-192) piloted by Walter Mittelholzer in Kassala, February 1934. In July 1940, during the East African Campaign (East African Campaign (World War II)), Italian forces advancing from Italian East Africa forced a small

the process, started under Muhammad Ali Pasha (Muhammad Ali of Egypt), of uniting the Nile Valley under Egyptian leadership, and sought to frustrate all efforts aimed at further uniting the two countries. During World War II, Sudan was directly involved militarily in the East African Campaign (East African Campaign (World War II)). Formed in 1925, the Sudan Defence Force (SDF) played an active part in responding to the early incursions (occupation by Italian troops of Kassala

); many garrison towns also developed into administrative centers in their respective regions. At the local level, shaykhs and traditional tribal chieftains assumed administrative responsibilities. The road to independence As World War II approached, the Sudan Defence Force assumed the mission of guarding the Sudanese frontier with Italian East Africa (present-day Ethiopia and Eritrea). During the summer of 1940, in what became the first moves of the East African Campaign


: 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

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and Islamist political leader in Sudan, who may have been instrumental in institutionalizing sharia in the northern part of the country. He has been called a "longtime hard-line ideological leader.". The Appendix of the ''9 11 Commission Report'' * Kintampo — archaeological site of major historical interest in Ghana. Ceramic Late Stone Age cultural complex dating around fourth millenium BP. Sometimes thought

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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

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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


'''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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