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 (ăt′bər-ə, ät′-)
A river of northeast Africa rising in northwest Ethiopia and flowing about 805 km (500 mi) to the Nile River in eastern Sudan.


(ˈætbərə; ætˈbɑː-)
1. (Placename) a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) 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)


(ˈɑt bə rə, ˈæt-)

a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.
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Dr Faisal told an opening sitting of the forum of the Secretaries for Women affairs in the party, currently taking place in Atbara, that it was imperative to maintain the gains made through credibility and implementation of the outcomes of the National Dialogue and its ensuing documents.
Il a ajoute qu'il a ete decide de confier les rennes de l'equipe a Hamed Kamel qui a dirige son premier match samedi face a Atbara, pour le compte de la troisieme journee et qui s'est solde par un score blanc (0-0)
Last month, Sudan's National Assembly unanimously approved a legal framework agreement that gives Saudi Arabia the right to cultivate lands in Upper Atbara and Setait Dam project for 99 years.
After a meeting with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the 2 governments inked deals on the nailing of the Kajbar, Dal and El Shireig dams in northern Sudan, the construction of a thermal power station in Red Sea state, the up-gradation of drinking water supply to many rural areas in the nation, and a deal on the cultivation of a million acres of farmland close to Atbara in northern Sudan.
In a public speech given in Atbara city, located in the River Nile State today, the President said that the rebels rejected the reconciliation and want to impose themselves on our people there, that which led to start the Determination Storm operation.
According to a senior official, the charity foundation has planted 130,000 acres of fertile agricultural lands in Atbara area to the north of Sudan with wheat this year.
HARTUM (CyHAN)- Sudan government on Monday launched the "Nile Train" which links the Sudanese capital Khartoum and Atbara town, some 310 km north of the capital.
With photos) KHARTOUM, March 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed here Thursday a second loan agreement with the Sudanese government at a value of KD 25 million to finance two dams, namely Upper Atbara River and the State, in eastern Sudan.
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.