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Kasala or Kassala (both: käsäˈlä, kăsˈəlä), city (1993 pop. 234,622), E Sudan. It is a market center and rail transport hub and has extensive fruit gardens. Founded in 1840 as a military camp for the troops of Muhammad Ali during his conquest of Sudan, Kasala was captured by the Mahdists (see Mahdi) in 1885 and by the Italians in 1894. Restored to Egyptian sovereignty in 1897, it became part of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
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a city in northeastern Sudan in the Gash valley, on the Khartoum-Asmara (Ethiopia) highway. Administrative center of the province of Kassala. Population, 49, 000 (1964).

Kassala is a railroad station and the commercial center of anagricultural region (cotton, hides, gum arabic, fruit, dried onions).

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a city in the E Sudan: founded as a fort by the Egyptians in 1834. Pop.: 430 000 (2005 est.)
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Addressing a workshop on the combat of human trafficking in Kassala Sunday, the Wali (governor) has appreciated the efforts done for the combat of human trafficking, affirming the importance of acquainting communities about the risks of the phenomenon in the context of religion and morals.
Amer told reporters that the Supreme Investigator has requested the Kassala State Director of Security to provide him with the names of the security agents who interrogated the victim and those who transported him to Kassala to take legal action against them.
The relief convoy was commended by the Kassala governor, local officials and victims who thanked Qatari philanthropists.
The study received ethical clearance from the Health Research Board at the Ministry of Health, Kassala State, Sudan.
Minister of Social Affairs in the Government of Kassala State, Al-Nur Abu Mohammed Hamid has praised the development, relief and D'awah efforts being exerted by WAMY in Sudan and stressed the importance of the role of scholars and preachers in the refinement of society.
The $10 million not spend on the dams and airport has been earmarked to fund water projects in Kassala, Al-Qadaref and Red Sea state, and the financing is expected to benefit Sudan both socially and economically.
Meber of the committee, Dr Mohamedain Al-Tayeb said the initiative focuses on provision of basic services at level of Kassala city and its neighborhoods.
Chikungunya, which is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, was found for the first time in Kassala State of eastern Sudan.
KUWAIT, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Al-Rahma International Charity has doled out an urgent batch of aid to those affected by deluges in the eastern Sudanese state of Kassala. Speaking to KUNA on Saturday, Al-Rahma's African Department Director Saad Al-Otaibi said that the aid consists of 500 food packages that are a month's worth of supply, distributed to some 500 families.
Kassala, July 3 (SUNA) -- The acting Wali (governor) of Kassala State, Maj.
July 15, 2018 (KASSALA/KHARTOUM) - Governor of Sudan's eastern state of Kassala Adam Jama'a on Sunday said police has freed 139 victims of human trafficking calling on legislators to extend the state of emergency.