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Atbara

(ăt`bärä), river, NE Africa, rising in NW Ethiopia and flowing c.500 mi (800 km) to the Nile at Atbarah, Sudan; before entering Sudan it forms the Eritrean-Ethiopian border. There are few permanent settlements along its banks. The Atbara's water level is very low, except during the rainy season (from June to October). The river is called the Tekeze in its early stages in Ethiopia and the Setit in W Ethiopia and E Sudan.

Atbara

1. a town in NE Sudan. Pop.: 110 000 (2005 est.)
2. a river in NE Africa, rising in N Ethiopia and flowing through E Sudan to the Nile at Atbara. Length: over 800 km (500 miles)
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Saudi online newspaper Al-Wiaam on Friday said Sudan has allocated one million feddans for Saudi agricultural investment in Upper Atbara, pointing the Kingdom would cultivate the land according to its own appropriate priorities.
The abundant harvest of 130,000 acres planted with wheat in Atbara was delivered to the Islamic Dawah Organisation in Khartoum to distribute to the needy.
The grant projects seemed to work in Kuwait after selecting consulting firms and implemented either for loans, The KFAED signed KD 25 million (USD 85 million) loan agreement with Sudan in December 2010 to finance the construction of two dams on Atbara River.
The Atbara plant produces 2,000t of clinker a day, which is then ground with gypsum to make cement.
CAIRO: ASEC Engineering and Management signed a three-year renewable contract to provide technical management services for Alsalam Cement Production Company's (ACPC) cement plant near Atbara in Sudan, the company said in a statement.
The contract covers the delivery of a 4,500 tonnes-per-day cement production line, including engineering, for a new cement plant Aresco is building in Atbara in northern Sudan for Al Takomol Cement Company.
The guide's first half explains the country's historical context, the second half describes the country from the confluence of the Niles at Khartoum, the pyramids of the Nubian desert; the frontier settlement of Wadi Halfa, the railhead town of Atbara, the Red Sea's pristine dive sites, the world's Gum Arabic capital El Obeid, the sugarloaf Taka mountains near Kassala, and the fertile Nuba Mountains.
100 YEARS AGO: At one o'clock yesterday afternoon a cavalry patrol came in contact with a large party of Dervish horsemen eleven miles from Atbara.
Principal battles: Abu Klea (near Metemna), Gubat (Gebiet) (1885); Chitral (1895); the Atbara River, Omdurman (1898); Shaiba (Shu'aiba, near Al Basrah) (1915); siege of Kut-el-Amara (Al Kut) (1915-1916).
Expatriates bring badminton to Atbara and take their minds off the heat.
Sudan's Finance and Economy Minister Ali Mahmoud and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)'s Director General Abdullatif Al-Hamad have signed a loan agreement for the Upper Atbara and Stait dams' hydropower project in Eastern Sudan.
The minister heard, during his meeting with the administrations of Atbara, Al-Takamul (integration) and Barber cement factories, the reasons for the recent rise in the price of cement, affirming his ministry's support for the cement industry and its stability and development to cover the domestic demand and work for the production increase for export, underscoring the importance of holding regular meetings to address all the problems facing the cement industry.