Kassala

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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


holding

forces attacked the Khatmiyya adherents and even ransacked the tomb of sayyid '''Al-Hassan''' grandson of the revered religious leader Mohammed Uthman al-Mirghani al-Khatim in Kassala. The head of the Khatmiyya sufi order was forced into exile in Egypt for fear of assassination. Given their general lack of interest in the area, the British decided to abandon the Sudan in December 1883, holding only several northern towns and Red Sea ports

the Sudanese border and forced the small British garrison holding the railway junction at Kassala to withdraw. The defenders lost 10 men, the attackers 117. ref name "stegemann295"

the more easily defended mountain passes on the roads running eastward from Kassala to Agordat and from Metemma to Gondar. However, Frusci chose not to withdraw from the lowland. He argued that withdrawal would involve too great a loss of prestige. Furthermore, Kassala was an important railway junction. By holding it, the Italians prevented the British from using the railway to carry supplies from Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast to the base at Gedaref. ref name "CM42" >


major historical

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 to be the first agriculturalist settlement in West Africa. Also known for its waterfalls. * New Halfa — place in the Kassala state of Sudan where housing and work was provided by the Sudanian government for Nubians (Nubian people) from the inundated areas around Wadi Halfa. The forced resettlement raised much controversy. * Yasuní National Park, in Ecuador. "Yasuní may well be the single most biodiverse forest on earth," state some of the world's leading biologists, 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 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. Commons:Category:Kassala fr:Kassala


historical interest

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


campaign world

. 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


tamarind

"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


current national

. 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


support military

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cultural complex

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


hard line

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

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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