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El Obeid

(ɛl əʊˈbeɪd)
n
(Placename) 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)

El O•beid

(ˌɛl oʊˈbeɪd)

also Al-Ubayyid


n.
a city in the central Sudan. 140,024.
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An unknown number of people have allegedly been killed and injured in demonstrations across Sudan, which have spread to the major cities of the country including greater Khartoum, Atbara, Kassala, Port Sudan, El Obeid, El Fasher, Kosti, and Damazin.