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2006-07-21 03:32:57

By Guled Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Ethiopian troops were moving closer to the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday amid fears of all-out war in the volatile Horn of Africa nation where Islamists have risen to power, witnesses told Reuters. Ethiopian soldiers were moving beyond the provincial seat of the interim Somali government in Baidoa to the towns of Buur Hakaba and Baledogle, various local residents said. Addis Ababa denies it has soldiers there, while the...

2006-07-20 06:55:38

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamists vowed a "holy war" on Thursday against Ethiopian troops crossing into the Horn of Africa nation, while Addis Ababa threatened to "crush" any attack on the interim government it supports. The aggressive rhetoric -- combined with this week's military moves on both sides -- have heightened fears of a new war in Somalia, plagued by violence and without central rule since the 1991 ouster of a military dictator. "The risk of full...

2006-07-19 07:20:00

By Ed Harris ADI KE, Eritrea -- High above a rocky cliff top south of Eritrea's capital, Asmara, an Augur Buzzard glides overhead, its broad white wings outstretched. Down on the ground, Ken Harte, 70, an American tourist and passionate birdwatcher treads past a narrow valley's candelabra trees and prickly pear, hoping for a rare glimpse of a species not yet recorded in the Horn of Africa country. "The holy grail would be the Blue-Winged Goose," he said, adjusting the cameras hanging from his...

2006-07-13 16:04:57

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's government has reinforced its militias and ally Ethiopia has sent more troops over the border days before talks with powerful Islamists who threaten its slim authority, experts said on Thursday. Those moves, along with government reluctance to negotiate with the Islamists because of their hard-line leadership, have raised fears both sides are headed for military confrontation. President Abdullahi Yusuf's government and the Islamists,...

2006-07-11 15:53:28

By Lesley Wroughton BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia (Reuters) - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz toured schools and clinics on Tuesday in the lush northern Amhara region of Ethiopia where foreign donors plan to plow aid directly into local communities. The World Bank approved the Protection of Basic Services project this year when donors said they would resume work in Ethiopia after cutting direct aid because of the government's crackdown on the opposition after post-election violence. The...

2006-06-20 11:09:37

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Somalia's interim president arrived in Ethiopia on Tuesday to press for African Union (AU) peacekeepers to be sent to his country, despite resistance from Mogadishu's new Islamist rulers. Tension has risen since the weekend between the Islamists and both the interim government headed by President Abdullahi Yusuf and its Ethiopian backers. But the interim government said on Tuesday it had appointed a 10-man committee to talk to Islamic...

2006-06-17 07:24:46

By Andrew Cawthorne JOWHAR, Somalia (Reuters) - About 300 Ethiopian troops crossed into Somalia on Saturday, a top Islamist said, after Islamic fighters who wrested control of Mogadishu moved inland toward the seat of Somalia's interim government. Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf, a former warlord, is closely allied with Addis Ababa, which was instrumental in his election after peace talks in Kenya in 2004. "There are Ethiopian troops just past the border and coming in,"...

2006-06-17 07:19:56

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia on Saturday denied sending troops into Somalia, which Islamists who recently seized control of a large swathe of the country had accused them of doing earlier. "Ethiopia has not crossed the border. So far, the fundamentalists have occupied Baladwayne and are marching toward the Ethiopian border. Ethiopia hopes that they will not cross the border," Bereket Simon, a minister without portfolio and close ally of Ethiopian Prime Minster Meles Zenawi said.

2006-06-17 09:20:01

By Andrew Cawthorne JOWHAR, Somalia (Reuters) - About 300 Ethiopian troops crossed into Somalia on Saturday, a top Islamist said, after Islamic fighters who wrested control of Mogadishu moved inland toward the seat of Somalia's interim government. Ethiopia immediately denied sending soldiers in but warned the Islamists not to cross the border, where reports say Ethiopia has been massing soldiers for days. Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf, a former warlord, is closely...

2006-06-17 06:13:24

By Andrew Cawthorne JOWHAR, Somalia (Reuters) - About 300 Ethiopian troops crossed into Somalia on Saturday, a top Islamist said, as Islamic fighters who wrested control of Mogadishu moved inland toward the seat of Somalia's interim government. Somalia's interim President Abdullahi Yusuf, a former warlord, is closely allied with Addis Ababa, which was instrumental in his election after peace talks in Kenya in 2004. "There are Ethiopian troops just past the border and coming in,"...


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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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