El Obeid

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Obeid, El:

see Al UbayyidAl Ubayyid
or El Obeid
, city (1993 pop. 229,425), S central Sudan. It is a rail terminus, a road and camel caravan junction, and the end of a pilgrim road from Nigeria. Al Ubayyid is also a trade and transshipment point.
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El Obeid

a city in the central Sudan, in Kordofan province: scene of the defeat of a British and Egyptian army by the Mahdi (1883). Pop.: 423 000 (2005 est.)
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In this study prevalence of asthma depending on wheezing in the past 12 months as guided by the ISAAC study ranged from 6% in El Obeid (Western Sudan) to 13% in Kassala (Eastern Sudan) with an average prevalence of 10% in the total sample which was consistent with international and regional studies adopting similar ISAAC method, [6,7] but to some extent higher than other surveys using other methods, e.g., physician diagnosed asthma.
High on their list of priorities, according to El Obeid, is finding out how much demand exists for their products or services.
Mekki Abdulla, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, at the Governor's office in El Obeid.
"What is happening today in the Nuba mountains is exactly a carbon copy of what has been taking place in Darfur--only even worse," said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, spiritual leader of Sudan's Diocese of El Obeid. Gassis was speaking outside the United Nations in New York in July and worrying over what he describes as a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Nuba people of Sudan's South Kordofan state.
Harun said the Chinese were in good condition and had been taken to nearby El Obeid in neighbouring North Kordofan.
Dr Ismail El Fihail has been spending Eid in Abu Dhabi for several decades now, but he still remembers the colourful celebrations in his Sudanese hometown of El Obeid, the capital city of Kurdufan region.
Media reports suggest that the United States, Britain and Israel are pressuring Sudan to hand over the city of El Obeid to the North in exchange for the lifting of sanctions and financial aid.
"The expelled organizations were coping with at least 40 per cent of all the humanitarian help," said Menegazzo, the apostolic administrator of El Obeid, the Sudanese diocese, which covers Darfur.
Now 23, Dr Murahid is practising medicine in the Sudan desert city of El Obeid. And after Coltart shot an opening-round 66 on the edge of the Doha desert she phoned the Scot at his hotel wishing him well and reminding the Edinburgh golfer she still has the glove and ball from his 1998 victory.
Bishop Macram Gassis of the Diocese of El Obeid in Sudan will celebrate mass in Rathfarnham in Dublin this weekend to mark Mission Sunday.
A message has also been sent from the Catholic Bishop of El Obeid, whose diocese includes Darfur.

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