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Sennar

(sĕnär`) or

Sannar

(sänär`), town, SE Sudan, on the Blue Nile. It was the capital of the Muslim kingdom of Sennar, traditionally known as the "Black Sultanate," which was founded in the 16th cent. Under its strongest rulers, Sennar extended over most of the eastern part of the present Sudan. The kingdom declined in the 18th cent. and was annexed in 1821 by Egypt, then a part of the Ottoman Empire. The old capital lies abandoned near modern Sennar. The Sennar Dam, completed in 1925, is used for crop irrigation.

Sennar

1. a region of the E Sudan, between the White Nile and the Blue Nile: a kingdom from the 16th to 19th centuries
2. a town in this region, on the Blue Nile: the nearby Sennar Dam (1925) supplies irrigation water to Gezira. Pop.: 135 000 (2005 est.)
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Director of the border department at Sennar state and head of the Sudanese side Fadl al-Mawla Mohamed Toum, said the patrol operation aims to prevent border violations during the coming periods, pointing the joint meetings seek to strengthen ties between the two sides.
Mahmoud refused the demand as he would not be able to afford photos of every Egyptian living in Sennar.
The Iranian MPs will protest in reaction to the recent decision by the IESCO to name the Sudanese city of Sennar as the Islamic cultural capital for the year 2017.
Despite the turmoil that followed, the irrigation scheme continued, and in 1925 the Sennar dam was completed, making Gezira one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world.
In addition the decentralization policies in higher education from the mid-1990s have led to the creation of several regional medical schools: for example, at al-Fasher, Kassala, Shendi and Sennar universities.
Skipper Craig Williams put the Colts on course for the points with the opening goal with Brad Sennar and Alan Rocke com-pleting the tally.
Sudan has for years suffered from a shortage of electricity, currently generated at the Er-Roseiris and Sennar dams on the Blue Nile, and a power station in Khartoum.
The festival is organized in coordination with Nahr El-Neil, Shumaliya, Sennar and Khartoum states .
He added the clashes were resumed after the armed residents gathered from Boot and Mazmum and other areas in the outskirts of Sennar state and encircled a police camp, saying the two sides exchanged fire which led to the death of 10 policemen.
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Project Summary : This project supports to establish the training systems for engineers in 3 pilot states water corporations- Khartoum, Sennar and White Nile- based on the experience with PWC in Phase1.
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