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2008-10-09 15:00:33

Text of report in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website Addis Ababa, 9 October: The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) signed an agreement worth 210m euros with Vergnet Groupe, a French company, providing the former to generate electric power from Ashegoba Wind Power Project. EEPCo General Manager Mhret Debebe and the president of the company, Marc Vergnet, signed the agreement here on Thursday [9 October]. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Mines...

2008-10-06 09:00:39

Swedish independent oil and gas exploration and production company Lundin Petroleum has signed a farmout agreement with New Age African Global Energy for the production sharing contracts in Ethiopia. Lundin Petroleum will transfer a 15% license interest to New Age, in the production sharing contracts (PSCs) covering Blocks 2, 6, 7 and 8 located in the onshore Ogaden Basin, southern Ethiopia and a 50% interest in the PSC covering the Adigala Area, northern Ethiopia. New Age will pay a...

2008-09-23 00:00:29

Text of report in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website Addis Ababa, 22 September: Irish Aid, the Embassy of Netherlands and the UK Department of International Development (DFID) announced a grant of 18.5m US dollar over three years to support DKT Ethiopia's social marketing activities for reproductive health, HIV/ AIDS prevention and maternal/child health. According to a press release DKT Ethiopia sent to ENA [Ethiopian News Agency on Monday [22 September],...

2008-09-02 21:00:02

By Anita Powell ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - More Americans are choosing to adopt HIV- positive children from abroad. Ethiopia an adoption hub Leading source: Ethiopia is at the forefront of the trend, in part because it is a well-established adoption hub. From 2 to 38: Figures from U.S.-based Adoption Advocates International, the agency that arranges the majority of HIV- positive adoptions in Ethiopia, show a clear and steady rise, from two such adoptions in 2005, four in 2006, 13 in...

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2008-09-02 09:36:15

New figures show that many American families are adopting more Ethiopian children born with HIV. As many as 14,000 children in Ethiopia are born HIV-positive each year. Children like Solomon Henderson, whose parents left him at an orphanage when he was just 1 year old. Erin Henderson, a mother of 11 children in rural Wyoming, two of whom are HIV-positive adoptees, said she decided on the spot to adopt young Solomon. "They told me that they weren't sure he would live through the weekend,"...

2008-09-02 00:00:28

By Yvonne Cook The Open University is supporting a new medical school in Ethiopia that's also providing a base for distance learning. Yvonne Cook reports Ethiopia has a population of 84 million people, and fewer than 1,800 qualified doctors. Many people, particularly the poor, cannot get access to a doctor when they need one. The Ethiopian government is making strenuous efforts to improve the situation; it has plans to create 11 new medical schools with 8,000 new places over the next two...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

RENO, Nev., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Mines and Energy ("MME") and Titan Resources Corporation ("Titan"), a US-based oil and gas energy company chaired by Nelson "Bunker" Hunt, signed two separate Production Sharing Agreements covering acreage in the Ogaden and Abay Basins in Ethiopia for the purpose of petroleum exploration and development. The acreage awarded in the Ogaden Basin covers Blocks 1, 5, 10 & 14 (54,400 square kilometers) and the acreage in the Abay Basin...

2008-08-24 15:00:30

Text of report in English by state-run Yemeni news agency Saba website Sana'a, 24 August: Deputy Minister of Oil and Minerals Abd al- Malik Alama said on 24 July that the Yemeni-Ethiopian Joint Technical Committee signed on August 23 in Addis Abba a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries in the fields of oil, gas and energy. Upon arrival from Ethiopia on Sunday, Alama made clear that the MoU includes activating cooperation between Yemen and Ethiopia through Yemen's...

2008-08-20 03:00:41

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, Juba on 20 August At least 17 children are reported to have died as a result of measles outbreak in Lungochuk County, in Upper Nile State bordering Ethiopia. Disclosing this in an interview with Miraya FM today, the director of vaccination in Upper Nile State Ministry of Health Dr Peter Oganjok said, reports received thus far confirms that at least 17 children are said to have died as a result of measles in the area. Dr...

2008-08-19 15:01:03

Text of report in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website Addis Ababa, 19 August: Ministry of Mines and Energy and Titan Resources Corporation, a US-based company, signed on Tuesday [19 August] an agreement that enables the latter to explore and develop petroleum around the Nile and Ogaden basins located in Amhara [northwestern] and Somali [southeastern Ethiopia] States respectively. Minister of mines and energy, Alemayehu Tegenu, and international representative of the...


Latest Ethiopia Reference Libraries

African Wild Ass, Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length of 6.6 feet, a height between 12.1 and 14.1 hands at the shoulders, and a weight between 510 and...

Nile Lechwe, Kobus megaceros
2012-09-10 17:01:29

The Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros), a species of antelope, is also known as Mrs Gray's lechwe, the waterbuck, or the wasserbock. It can be found in Ethiopia and Sudan, where it prefers a habitat within grasslands, steppes, wetlands, coastal areas, or swamplands with water reaching a depth between 3.9 and 16 inches. Leopold Fitzinger first described this antelope in 1855. The Nile lechwe varies in size depending on sex, with males typically reaching a weight of up to 260 pounds and females...

Walia Ibex, Capra walie
2012-08-29 12:21:36

The walia ibex (Capra walie), sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the Alpine ibex, and can be found in a highly restricted range in the Semien Mountains in Ethiopia. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas, subalpine grasslands, scrubs, and mountain forests at an elevation between 8,200 and 14,800 feet. This ibex is also known as the Abyssinian ibex. The walia ibex is typical dark brown to red brown in color, with a grey brown muzzle and lighter grey legs. The underbelly and insides...

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

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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