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2008-08-10 15:00:38

Text of report in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website Addis Ababa, 10 August: US Secretary of Health and Human Service Michael Leavitt disclosed on Sunday [10 August] that US-sponsored health projects in Ethiopia were found to be quite successful. After holding discussions with Health Minister Dr Tewodros Adhanom, Leavitt told journalists on Sunday anti-HIV/AIDS, malaria and other health-related interventions sponsored by the US government are bearing fruits....

2008-08-10 12:00:32

Text of report in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website Addis Ababa, 10 August: US Secretary of Department of Health and Human Service Michael O Leavitt arrived here on Saturday [9 August] on a four-day working visit to Ethiopia. While here, Leavitt would visit various activities being carried out in the health sector, particularly HIV intervention and health extension activities. The secretary is also expected to visit health research institutions and hospitals. He...

2008-07-28 09:01:31

Global Energy (OTCBB:GEYI), an alternative energy innovator, announced today that its subsidiary, Global Energy Ethiopia (GEE), has successfully completed sowing 5,000 hectares of Chinese hybrid castor seeds for its alternative energy project in Ethiopia. The project entails planting and harvesting castor for the production of non-edible oil for the bio-diesel industry and for other uses. Castor is a plant with an oil content ranging from 46-53%. The castor farming initiative is...

2008-07-20 06:00:27

By Gary Budzak, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 20--Music from the "horn of Africa" will be among the sounds heard at the Jazz & Rib Fest next weekend. The Either/Orchestra, a 10-piece jazz band from Cambridge, Mass., which last performed in Columbus in 1991, will return with four musicians originally from Ethiopia. The band's guests will be Mulatu Astatke (vibes, keyboards), Setegn Atanaw (masinko, a one-string violin), Minale Dagnew (krar, a five-string lyre) and Hana Shenkute...

2008-07-14 21:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: USAID Press Office, +1-202-712-2310 WASHINGTON,July 14/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $50 million cooperative agreement to U.S.-based Pathfinder International to fund a five-year program that will make sustainable improvements to key family health services and planning in Ethiopia. The project will work in selected districts at national, regional, district and community levels to improve...

2008-07-08 15:00:29

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 6 July [Report by Tesfa-alem Tekle: "Ethiopia: Endorsed Media Law Faces Fierce Opposition"] The new media and information law passed by parliament this week encounters strong opposition from different media groups. "According to the new law, previous restrictions against media outlets such as detention of journalists suspected of infringement of law have been scrapped" a parliament statement said. The...

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2008-06-13 13:20:00

Images obtained from satellites confirm reports that Ethiopia's military has destroyed several towns and villages in the nation's arid, rocky eastern region of Ogaden.  The images were disclosed Thursday as part of a report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and provide evidence of burning and other destruction in the area.   In the past the AAAS has used satellite images to support claims of widespread abuses in Myanmar, Burma, Zimbabwe, Chad...

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2008-04-03 13:55:00

A new network may change things for the African health care system. The "telemedicine" project launched by India in Ethiopia last July may boost health as well as strengthen ties between the nations. This segment of the network cost $2.13 million, a small sum in the large scheme. The entire project, called the pan-African e-network is a $135.6 million joint development between India and the African Union to improve communication. The technologies provided have already allowed doctors at...

2008-03-27 09:00:54

Alternative energy developer Global Energy has successfully finalized the first stage of its castor farming project in Ethiopia, to produce non-edible oil for use in the production of biodiesel. Global Energy in conjunction with its subsidiaries, Global NRG Pacific and Global Energy Ethiopia (GEE), will plant, harvest and produce oil feedstock for the biodiesel industry and for other uses too. GEE expects to commence seeding of castor in April 2008 and harvest the produce between August...

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2007-08-25 00:50:00

HOUSTON -- In the Ethiopian language, she is called Dinknesh - a name that means the wonderful, the fabulous, the precious. But to most of the world, she is known as Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old fossil whose discovery 33 years ago yielded then-unparalleled insights to the origins of humankind. Next week, the iconic set of bones will be the star of a much-hyped exhibit that is pitting the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Ethiopian government against the world's scientific community....


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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