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2006-08-08 06:21:42

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian officials said on Tuesday they expected to see a rise in the death toll of 197 people from floods in an eastern town at the weekend as they continue operations to recover bodies and clear debris.

2006-08-08 03:56:06

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian rescue workers dug for a third day through the devastation left by a weekend flash flood that killed at least 197 people, searching for as many as 300 others still missing.

2006-08-07 08:30:15

By Tsegaye Tadesse DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Nearly 200 people are dead and hundreds more missing after floods swept through an eastern Ethiopian town over the weekend, police said on Monday.

2006-08-07 01:25:26

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The death toll from flash flooding that swept through an eastern Ethiopian town over the weekend has risen to nearly 200 people and 300 others were still missing, police said on Monday.

2006-08-06 12:31:04

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's top interim leaders have agreed to end a rift threatening the fragile administration and will reshuffle the cabinet after Ethiopian-led crisis talks, an official said on Sunday.

2006-08-06 05:34:07

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's top interim leaders have agreed to end a rift threatening the fragile administration and will reshuffle the cabinet after Ethiopian-led crisis talks, an official said on Sunday.

2006-08-05 14:32:08

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Ethiopia's foreign minister met Somalian interim leaders on Saturday in the hope of rescuing their largely powerless administration, threatened by mass desertions from its ranks.

2006-07-29 13:05:55

By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United States sent its most explicit warning yet to Horn of Africa foes Eritrea and Ethiopia on Saturday to stay out of the escalating crisis in Somalia where they are believed to be backing rival sides.

2006-07-26 07:16:16

By Mohamed Ali Bile and Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist leaders met in Mogadishu on Wednesday to decide whether to return to talks with the fragile interim government that many see as the only hope for averting war in the Horn of Africa country.

2006-07-25 10:05:18

By Guled Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Mogadishu's Muslim rulers on Tuesday blamed Ethiopia's "invasion" of Somalia for stalled peace talks with the fragile interim government as a U.N. envoy struggled to kick-start negotiations.

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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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.