Dongola


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Dongola

(ˈdɒŋɡələ)
n
(Placename) a small town in the N Sudan, on the Nile: built on the site of Old Dongola, the capital of the Christian Kingdom of Nubia (6th to 14th centuries). Pop: 16 900 (2001 est)
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Addressing Sunday the concluding sitting of the Workshop on the State Reform in Dongola city, Lt.
Meanwhile, the Northern state MPs bloc, disclosed cases of animal deaths near the River Nile in the localities of Halfa, Dongola and al-Borgaig, attributing the deaths to the use of the Cyanide in the gold purification by traditional miners.
Patrick is survived by his two sons, Shawn Pickett of Auburn and Patrick Downing and his wife Clare of Maine; two daughters, Kimberly Eddleman and her husband Larry of Dongola, IL and Kelly Stevens and her husband Ken of Murphysboro; his brother, Arthur Pickett of Florida; six grandchildren, Austin and Ashlee Pickett, Dustin Hoffman, Kayla Clarke, Holly and Kim Downing; four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Saad bin Abdullah Khalil, Director General of the Office of King Abdullah Initiative for Agricultural Investments Abroad, who is currently on a visit to Sudan, Abdulmajeed said that the Saudi delegation visited the proposed site where to start agricultural investment, expressing their willingness to invest in an area of 500,000 Feddan in the regions of Dongola and Al-Golid.
They traditionally inhabited the region between the first cataract of the Nile at Aswan in Egypt and the third cataract at Dongola in Sudan (Kronenberg 390).
The UNDP expects that the project s first wind farm will be installed in the Dongola area of the Northern State.
A journalist in Dongola said most of the migrants appeared to be Ethiopian or Eritrean, but there were some Sudanese as well.
What could not have been anticipated at that time (contra Gatto 2011a) was the subsequent publication--resulting mostly from recent salvage excavations--of a wealth of new data from cemetery and habitation sites of this period located on the Middle Nile, between the Fifth and Second Cataracts, with notable concentrations along the Dongola Reach and in the Kerma region of northern Sudan (summarised in Wengrow 2006: 49-55; Salvatori & Usai 2008: 147-56; Sadig 2010, with further references; Gatto 2011a & b).
The new route coincides with the opening of the Egypt-Sudan overland link connecting Erqan to Sudan's northern city of Dongola, said a statement.
The two sides also signed a memorandum of understanding on a KD 30,000 (USD 106,899) grant for financing the construction of the administrative buildings of the University of Dongola in central Sudan.
Dongola, Kordofan, Darfur and Berber; the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White, and the fabled cataracts beyond which lie its mysterious headwaters, running from the darkest, most impenetrable jungles to parched and forbiddingly desolate deserts.
Kandil to attend the opening of the new road linking the Sudanese area of Dongola and Aswan in upper Egypt which aims to increase trade and economic and investment between the two countries.