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The largest city of Sudan, in the northeast-central part on the Nile River opposite Khartoum. Anglo-Egyptian troops defeated Mahdi forces near here on September 2, 1898.
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(Placename) a city in the central Sudan, on the White Nile, opposite Khartoum, with which it forms the country's largest city; scene of the Battle of Omdurman (1898), in which the Mahdi's successor was defeated by Lord Kitchener's forces. Pop: recent estimates vary between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000
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(ˌɒm dʊərˈmɑn)

a city in central Sudan, on the White Nile opposite Khartoum. 1,267,077.
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Noun1.Omdurman - a city of SudanOmdurman - a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
Republic of the Sudan, Soudan, Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
2.Omdurman - a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese
Soudan, Sudan - a region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea
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According to different participants, the meeting despite the bloody events in El-Obeid and Omdurman was positive and the parties agreed on almost all the issues related to the three bodies of the Sovereign Council, government and parliament.
The mass protests reportedly took place in more than ten major towns and cities, including Khartoum, Omdurman, Kassala, Gadaref, Madani, Port Sudan, Atbara, El Fasher, Nyala, Zalingie and Kosti, in response to calls from the Sudan Professionals Association to support demands for a civilian-led transitional authority.
Mohammad Naji al-Assam, a prominent protest leader, in a video posted on his Facebook page on Monday accused the ruling junta of using violence against protesters, who flooded the streets of Khartoum, twin city Omdurman and other towns and cities the previous day, Africa news reported.
Adam Gumaa, announced that three men of the Rapid Support Forces three men of the Rapid Support Forces were wounded by gunshot at Medical Corps area in Omdurman in the demonstrations called by the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change, while they were intercepted by the security services to enter Khartoum.
Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi, the daughter of Umma leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, was among a group of 19 arrested while demonstrating in front of Umma's headquarters in Omdurman, across the Nile from the centre of the capital, Khartoum, said Mohamed al-Mahdi Hassan, head of the party's political bureau.
The 83-year-old, who once served as Prime Minister, was speaking at Friday prayers in the city of Omdurman, across the Nile from the capital, Khartoum, where for the past five weeks, there have been almost daily protests against the government.
Ibrahim explained that "the total number of people dead included three in the state of the White Nile, nine in El-Gadarif, six in the River Nile, three in the north, and three in Omdurman."
Omdurman, Riyadh, Rajab 19, 1439,April 05, 2018,SPA --Sudanese Second Vice President Hasabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman and Saudi Ambassador to Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jafar co-inaugurated in the city of Omdurman yesterday evening the buildings of Makkah Ophthalmic Technical College of Al-Basar International Foundation.
A group of soccer fans in Sudan displayed a huge banner of Adolf Hitler during a match Saturday in the city of Omdurman, and were reportedly not stopped by the local police from doing so.
Kitchener's AngloEgyptian Army of 26,000 men defeated the Khalifa's Army of 40,000 Dervish men at Kerreri seven miles North of Omdurman on September 2, 1898.
Sudan state news agency SUNA reported that Abdel Rahman Hassan took on the post after being General Manager of state-owned Omdurman National Bank since 2006.