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According to researchers, a wide-hipped Homo erectus fossil found in Ethiopia suggests that females of the pre-human species gave birth to developed babies with large heads.
Over 1000 high school and college students in under-resourced and under-served backgrounds on five continents joined together to celebrate their interests in education, medicine, science & technology, math, engineering, and social science in the "5th Annual Global Harlem Science Street Fairs & Festivals," organized by Harlem Children Society International (HCS) on Saturday, September 27th.
Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Nairobi, Oct. 10 Kyodo - A Japanese female doctor abducted in Ethiopia in September told a Somali journalist over the phone on Friday that she and another aid worker are safe in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New figures show that many American families are adopting more Ethiopian children born with HIV.
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.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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