Sennar


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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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This came during his visit to Sennar State Wednesday.
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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.
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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...JJ:(AFP)
Sinja, June 25 (SUNA) -- The Acting Director of the Ministry of Health in the State of Sennar Dr.
Security forces in Sudan's Sennar state arrested 25 people who were part of two cells, SUNA said on Monday.