omdurman : Definition, Usages, News and More

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omdurman


  • n  a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
  • n  a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese
News & Articles

  • After boom years, some Chinese firms run into trouble in crisis-hit Sudan
    By Ulf Laessing OMDURMAN, Sudan (Reuters) - When Chinese clothing wholesaler Chan Cui Xiao signed a deal with a Sudanese businessman to export colorful bed sheets to the African country he was confident of making good money. A few months later he is in serious financial trouble - he shipped his goods to Sudan but did not get paid and has rushed to the country to try to track down his local ...
    July 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Omar al-Bashir in BBC News
    These forces [behind the Omdurman attack] are all basically Chadian forces supported and prepared by Chad and they moved from Chad under the leadership of [rebel chief] Khalil Ibrahim,President Bashir said in his televised statement.
  • Sean McCormack in The Australian
    McCormack said the United States "implores both JEM and the Government of Sudan to guard against attacks against civilians in Omdurman and Darfur, and warns both sides against taking any retaliatory action based on ethnicity or tribe."
  • Ban Ki-moon in Reuters
    I am particularly concerned by reports of child soldiers among the JEM combatants in Omdurman, in clear violation of international law,Ban said. "My office is pressing for the release of the children detained by the government (of Sudan)...

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