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2011-08-05 15:09:00

Praise for Morocco's commitment to human rights, increased freedom and equality, and participatory democracy WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Members of Congress voiced congratulations and strong support for Morocco's new Constitution, which strengthens and advances the country's commitment to human rights, freedom and equality, participatory democracy and governance. In her congratulatory message marking Morocco's July 30th...

2011-07-19 13:39:00

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the humanitarian community declares famine in parts of southern Somalia, increasing numbers of Somalis affected by the drought in East Africa are fleeing across the country's borders in search of food, clean water and shelter. Having delivered health care services since 1992 in the region, International Medical Corps teams on the ground in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are working rapidly to provide humanitarian relief. Defined by an...

2011-07-12 17:33:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps' Emergency Response Team (ERT) has deployed to the Dolo Ado refugee camps in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, where the worst drought crisis in 60 years is creating a potential humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, the drought is forcing more than 10 million people across East Africa to rely on emergency food aid including in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya, where International Medical Corps has teams on the...

2011-06-29 15:51:00

Ahmed Herzenni discusses Morocco's upcoming national referendum with top US government officials, experts, and media WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahmed Herzenni, who served as President of the Moroccan Advisory Council on Human Rights from 2007 through 2010, former political prisoner under the Hassan II regime, and one of the architects of Morocco's historic constitutional reforms, was in Washington this week to meet with officials, academics, media, and...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Anthony Vodacek, a scientist specializing in remote sensing at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a two-year survey of the Lake Kivu system to collect scientific measurements for benchmarking hazards threatening the region's biodiversity. A $350,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation is supporting the multidisciplinary effort. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Mountain gorillas and freshwater cichlids in the western branch of the East African rift valley depend on the same fragile...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

On May 12 at 11 am, His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo, will hold a briefing on the May 31-June 3 summit in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo of the major rainforest regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. This summit, hosted by the Republic of Congo, will bring together representatives of the world's three major tropical rainforest regions: the Congo Basin in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin of South America and the Mekong-Borneo...


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Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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