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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 start of December Revolution was launched from the city of Atbara on December 19, 2018, and its participation with a train in the famous sit-in created a global media momentum that attracted great attention from the international media and political circles.
However, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) reported that a protester was killed by a gunshot to the chest in Atbara.
There was, however, a wider context to Atbara's peaceful protests.Al-Bashir became a global pariah over his perceived role in conflicts in the Darfur region and later in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile.
Police fired teargas at groups who gathered in Atbara and the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman after noon prayers, witnesses said, and residents reported hearing gunfire in surrounding areas and in the southern state of White Nile.
More joined the protests in Atbara with dozens demonstrating in Dongola and al Qadarif who joined in a show of hands.
The financing will be used for the construction of the Setet and Atbara hydropower dams, which will produce 200 MW of electricity when they go online by 2015.
Of the loan, $175 million will go to building the Atbara and Seteet dams in Kassala state which, on branches of the Blue Nile, will help to irrigate farmland and generate a combines 200 megawatts.
ASEC Engineering and Management, a portfolio company of Citadel's investment platform company ASEC Holding, signed a three-year renewable contract to provide technical management services to Alsalam Cement Production Company (ACPC) to manage a cement plant near Atbara, Sudan.
Dubai ASEC Holding said ASEC Engineering and Management has signed a three-year renewable contract to provide technical management services to the Alsalam Cement Production Company cement plant near Atbara in Sudan.
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.