Omdurman

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made battle

line from Wadi Halfa to Abu Hamad and an extension parallel to the Nile to transport troops and supplies to Berber (Berber people). Anglo-Egyptian units fought a sharp action at Abu Hamad, but there was little other significant resistance until Kitchener reached Atbarah (Battle of Atbara) and defeated the Ansar. After this engagement, Kitchener's soldiers marched and sailed toward Omdurman, where the Khalifa made his last stand (Battle of Omdurman). Image:Mahdist


successful battle

, Khartoum, Sudan casus Omdurman is today a suburb of Khartoum in central Sudan, with a population of some 1.5 million. The village of Omdurman was chosen in 1884 as the base of operations by the Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. After his death in 1885, following the successful siege of Khartoum (Battle of Khartoum), his successor (''Khalifa (Caliph)'') Abdullah retained it as his capital. - 2008 attack on Omdurman and Khartoum May 10-12 The Darfuri rebel group


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to colonel after taking the Infantry Officers Advanced Course (United States Army Infantry School) at Fort Benning, Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), USA. During this period he took four years academic leave and received a master's degree in agricultural economics and a PhD from Iowa State University after writing a thesis on the agricultural development of Southern Sudan (Government of Southern Sudan (1972–1983)). By 1983, Col. Garang was serving as senior instructor in the military academy in Wadi Sayedna 21 km from the centre of Omdurman where he instructed the cadets for more than four years. Later he was nominated to serve in the military research department at Army HQ in Khartoum. birth_date December 25, 1935 birth_place Al-Abasya, Omdurman, Sudan party Umma Party (Umma Party (Sudan)) '''Sadiq al-Mahdi''' ( birth_place Omdurman, Sudan death_date DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1971 PLACE OF BIRTH Omdurman, Sudan DATE OF DEATH Four Sudanese courts were held in Khartoum (w:Khartoum), Khartoum North (w:Khartoum North) and Omdurman (w:Omdurman) to try dozens of suspects rounded up after the May 10 attack, which marked the first time decades of regional conflict reached the capital. More than 222 people were killed during this incident when rebels drove hundreds of kilometres from western Sudan's region of Darfur (w:Darfur) to Omdurman, just across the Nile (w:Nile) from the presidential palace.


numerous poems

birth_place Omdurman, Sudan death_date DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1971 PLACE OF BIRTH Omdurman, Sudan DATE OF DEATH Four Sudanese courts were held in Khartoum (w:Khartoum), Khartoum North (w:Khartoum North) and Omdurman (w:Omdurman) to try dozens of suspects rounded up after the May 10 attack, which marked the first time decades of regional conflict reached the capital. More than 222 people were killed during this incident when rebels drove hundreds of kilometres from western Sudan's region of Darfur (w:Darfur) to Omdurman, just across the Nile (w:Nile) from the presidential palace.


historical high

** Omdurman Ahlia High School ** Mohammed Hussien High School ** Omdurman High School ** Wadi Saydna High School- one of famous historical high schools in Sudan Public universities are: birth_place Omdurman, Sudan death_date DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1971 PLACE OF BIRTH Omdurman, Sudan DATE OF DEATH Four Sudanese courts were held in Khartoum (w:Khartoum), Khartoum North (w:Khartoum North) and Omdurman (w:Omdurman) to try dozens of suspects rounded up after the May 10 attack, which marked the first time decades of regional conflict reached the capital. More than 222 people were killed during this incident when rebels drove hundreds of kilometres from western Sudan's region of Darfur (w:Darfur) to Omdurman, just across the Nile (w:Nile) from the presidential palace.


traditional food

afternoons for Zikr (recital). The congregations usually attract large crowds of local people and tourists. thumb 300px The Mahdi's Tomb in Omdurman. (File:Omdurmanmosque.jpg) There is also Souq El Naaga, which is a typical pastoral market, Located southwest of Omdurman, cattle sales are held at the market, where it also offers various basic necessities for pastorals. The major attraction of the Souq is its stalls of freshly slaughtered meat and traditional food sheds where roasted and stewed


amp scientific

** Omdurman Ahlia High School ** Mohammed Hussien High School ** Omdurman High School ** Wadi Saydna High School- one of famous historical high schools in Sudan Public universities are: *Karary University *Omdurman Islamic University * University of the Holy Quran and Islamic Sciences


military quot

of the British military." Niall Ferguson, ''Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order'', p. 250 British historian Niall Ferguson also argues that "Kitchener no more desired the deaths of women and children in the camps than of the wounded Dervishes after Omdurman, or of his own soldiers in the typhoid stricken hospitals of Bloemfontein." Sudan has a native Coptic minority


major radio

Jazirah , and Atbarah. The major radio station of the Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation was in Omdurman, with a regional station in Juba (Juba, Sudan) for the south. Following the 1989 coup, the RCC-NS dismissed several broadcasters from Sudan Television because their loyalty to the new government and its policies was considered suspect. In the Mahdist War of 1884 85, General Gordon (Charles George Gordon)'s first fight was to rescue a few Shaiqiya (still serving with the invader) besieged in a fort at Al Halfaya, just north of Khartoum. The fortress at Al-Ubayyid in 1883, was held by Major Ahmed Hussein Pasha (Suarab Section) and despite Hicks Pasha's (William Hicks) attempt to relieve him, the fortress fell to the Mahdi. (Major Hussein escaped to Egypt in 1891 and came back during to the reconquest in 1898. His family still resides in Omdurman Bahri and Hajar al Asal.)His grand children went far as Germany where they go by the name Hussein. In April 1884, Saleh Bey (Saleh Wad el Mek), head of the tribe, and 1400 men surrendered to the Mahdi's forces. Numbers of Shaigiya continued in the service of General Gordon and this led to the proscription of the tribe by the Mahdi. When Khartoum fell, Saleh's sons were sought out and executed by the Dervishes founded February 13, 1930 ground AlHilal Stadium, Omdurman, Sudan capacity 35,000 '''Al-Hilal Club of Omdurman''' ( birth_place Omdurman, Sudan death_date DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1971 PLACE OF BIRTH Omdurman, Sudan DATE OF DEATH Four Sudanese courts were held in Khartoum (w:Khartoum), Khartoum North (w:Khartoum North) and Omdurman (w:Omdurman) to try dozens of suspects rounded up after the May 10 attack, which marked the first time decades of regional conflict reached the capital. More than 222 people were killed during this incident when rebels drove hundreds of kilometres from western Sudan's region of Darfur (w:Darfur) to Omdurman, just across the Nile (w:Nile) from the presidential palace.


football team

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السوداني ) is a Sudanese football (football (soccer)) club founded on February 13, 1930 in the city of Omdurman. The team has been crowned champion of the Sudan Premier League in seven of the past nine seasons, and throughout its history has won the championship 26 times during the league's 45 seasons – thus making it Sudan's most successful football (football (soccer)) team. founded Initially as Al-Masalam in 1908-November 14, 1927 ground Al Merreikh Stadium br

Omdurman

'''Omdurman''' (standard Arabic '''Umm Durmān''' أم درمان) is the largest city in Sudan and Khartoum State (Khartoum (state)), lying on the western banks of the River Nile, opposite the capital, Khartoum. Omdurman has a population of 2,395,159 (2008) and is the national centre of commerce. With Khartoum and Khartoum North or Bahri, it forms the cultural and industrial heart of the nation.

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