from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • ElGezira A region of east-central Sudan between the Blue Nile and the White Nile.


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  • Also known as the Gezira Art Center, the museum, occupying an early-1990s building in the neo-Islamic style, forms part of the cultural complex centered around the Cairo Opera House on Gezira Island, west of central Cairo.

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  • "Gezira," he said as he put the car in gear and let in the clutch.

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  • Whereas in the more developed northern states, such as Gezira and White Nile, half of those children would be expected to survive.

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  • In Cairo, I have sipped endless halal cocktails at the Gezira club in the affluent Zamalek neighborhood, trying hard to prove my good Muslim credentials to an Imam traveling with me.

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  • Then, stubborn as you remember him, he telephoned at the crack of dawn one morning insisting I meet him at the Gezira Club.

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  • I competed on the Maadi swim team alongside the sons of Egyptian army officers; in my memory I think we usually beat the boys from the Gezira Club, the other major sporting club in Cairo.

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  • Experience from El Zeidab scheme was used in selecting the form of production relationship between the government, the Sudan Plantation Syndicate, and the farmers when the Gezira scheme was commissioned.

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  • Agricultural chemicals were introduced into Sudan in 1946 in the Gezira scheme.

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  • In the 1990s, some smaller schemes were licensed to the private sector, while the four big schemes of Gezira and Managil, New Halfa, and Rahad remained under government control because they were considered strategic schemes.

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  • Serious contamination has been detected in the Gezira canals as well as in boreholes in the Qurashi area (Hassahessa Province) and the Kassala horticulture area.

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