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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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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.
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In one site north of the city of Atbara, Ahmad says the expedition has lost half its workforce, "left in search of gold.
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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.
today announced the occurrence of a minor incident last night on the northern part of the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company pipeline near Atbara.
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I here develop hypotheses about what objects retrieved from excavations in the Atbara region of the Sudan 'say' about socio-economic and cultural processes in the Nile Valley in the 8th-9th millennium b.
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 Cabinet Official Spokesman, Dr Omer Mohammed Saleh said in press statements that the agreement includes four Sudanese strategic projects represented in the Red sea Power Station, Upper Atbara Agricultural Investment and Kajbar, Sherik and Dal dams projects .
Also, a fourth agreement on investment in upper Atbara agricultural project was signed by the Saudi minister of agriculture Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli and Sudan's minister of electricity and water resources Muataz Musa.