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2005-10-01 18:12:10

By Paul Gains EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) - Tanzania's 19-year-old distance running sensation Joseph Fabiano Naasi won the 14th IAAF men's world half-marathon title on Saturday. Naasi seemed headed for a third consecutive silver medal until he managed to push past Qatar's Mubarek Hassan Shami just before the finish line to win by a fraction of a second. Shami led down the home straight and raised his arms in triumph as he approached the finish but his celebration was premature as...

2005-09-30 18:01:08

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Twenty-two U.N. staff members have been detained since mid-2004 despite an international treaty guaranteeing the safety of U.N. personnel, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday. The total comprised seven in Eritrea, four in Afghanistan, two in Ethiopia, two in Serbia's Kosovo province and one each in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Mozambique, Russia, Sudan and Zimbabwe, Annan said in a report to the 191-nation U.N. General Assembly. He said one U.N....

2005-09-15 04:54:47

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea has arrested two local employees of the U.S. embassy in Asmara on charges of human trafficking, the government said on Thursday, the latest in a series of diplomatic difficulties between the countries. "These parties are accountable to the law for their illicit engagement in activities of human trafficking and, as such, like all other wrongdoers, they are being held under custody for their offence," Information Minister Ali Abdu Ahmed said. The minister,...

2005-09-15 04:30:48

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eritrea has arrested two local employees of the U.S. Embassy in Asmara on charges of human trafficking, adding to recent tensions between the two nations, the government said on Thursday. "These parties are accountable to the law for their illicit engagement in activities of human trafficking and, as such, like all other wrongdoers, they are being held under custody, for their offence," Information Minister Ali Abdu Ahmed said.

2005-08-29 07:52:39

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - A U.S. government team has arrived in Eritrea for talks on food aid following Eritrea's request that Washington's main development agency stop working in the Red Sea state, U.S. officials said on Monday The delegation includes Donald Yamamoto, deputy assistant secretary for African affairs at the State Department, and senior officials from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said the official. "Part of the discussion will be how we deal...

2005-08-26 00:00:53

By Ed Harris BIMBILNA, Eritrea (Reuters) - Grandmother Lemlem Ghilazgi used to spend hours every day hunting for scarce firewood around her small village in southwest Eritrea. The Horn of Africa nation has lost 95 percent of its forests in the last 100 years because of drought, a growing population and a 30-year battle for independence during which many trees were chopped down to deny hiding places to combatants. A third of Eritrea's population -- more than 1 million people -- were...

2005-08-25 15:08:01

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea has asked the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop work in the Horn of Africa state where it donates millions of dollars annually, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday. "Yes, they have asked us to cease operations," U.S. Ambassador Scott DeLisi told about 100 Eritreans at an open meeting in the Eritrean capital of Asmara. "The government has told us that they are uncomfortable with the activities of USAID. I cannot answer...

2005-07-30 06:39:50

ROME (Reuters) - Police were carrying out at least 15 searches in Italy on Saturday stemming from Friday's arrest in Rome of a London bombing suspect, the government said. Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu told the lower house of parliament that suspected bomber Osman Hussain evaded police searches with the help of contacts among Italy's Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrant communities. "From the investigations, it has been possible to identify a dense network of individuals belonging to the...

2005-07-30 07:18:36

By Phil Stewart and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian authorities prepared extradition proceedings on Saturday for a London bombing suspect arrested in Rome on Friday, a judicial source said, as police carried out searches into his contacts across Italy. Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said suspected bomber Osman Hussain, apprehended at a Rome apartment, tried to evade capture with the help of contacts among Italy's Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrant communities, after he fled London on...

2005-07-27 07:32:19

By Ed Harris SENAFE, Eritrea (Reuters) - Before the war with Ethiopia, buses and trucks rumbled through Eritrea's border town of Senafe, shuttling daily between Asmara and Addis Ababa on a thriving trade route. The cross-border business between the two capitals blessed Senafe with the bustling feel of a frontier town, as hundreds of truckers and travelers passed through each day filling hotels and patronizing local businesses. But on a recent cold morning, the buses drove only north...


Latest Eritrea Reference Libraries

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-02 11:34:00

The Savannah Monitor, varanus exanthematicus, is a lizard which habitat extends from Senegal as far as Eritrea and northern Zaire. The majority of lizard skin used in the leather trade is derived from this species. This is a robust creature, with powerful limbs used for digging. It grows to lengths in excess of 4 to 5 feet and in some instances can cause deep lacerations with its claws and tail, although these are usually unintentional traits. Its diet is wide-ranging, including giant...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.