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2006-04-12 12:05:19

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists have discovered 4.1 million year old fossils in eastern Ethiopia that fill a missing gap in human evolution. The teeth and bones belong to a primitive species of Australopithecus known as Au. anamensis, an ape-man creature that walked on two legs. The Australopithecus genus is thought to be an ancestor of modern humans. Seven separate species have been named. Au. anamensis is the most primitive. "This new...

2006-04-11 17:51:05

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members have agreed to decide by mid-May on a plan for scaling back the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia if the two former foes fail to resolve their differences in the next few weeks, council diplomats said on Tuesday. In a resolution set to be adopted by the 15-nation council on Thursday, the council would state its intention to review the mission's role and troop levels by May 15 "in the event it...

2006-04-11 01:51:42

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan cameraman whose footage of starving Ethiopians in 1984 provoked the most famous global aid response in history has been honored in a documentary to go on public release next month. "Mo & Me" tracks the extraordinary life of journalist Mohamed Amin from his first big scoop uncovering Soviet military activity in Zanzibar to his death arguing with hijackers as their plane plunged into the sea off the Comoros islands. "It's my...

2006-04-10 22:11:02

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - In the windless pre-dawn of a dark Asmara backstreet, while women are asleep in doorways and teams of cycling enthusiasts begin their morning training, a thin stream of smoke rises from a chimney. Brothers Eyob and Filimon Kahsay have been roasting coffee since 3 a.m. -- long before the mosque calls its faithful to prayer and Orthodox Christians begin their chanting. "Eritreans must have their coffee," says Eyob, one of eight children whose parents...

2006-04-02 05:49:51

FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele completed a historic double by storming to the men's 12-kilometre title at the world cross country championships on Sunday -- then announced he would not be back. The 23-year-old twice IAAF athlete of the year became the first man to win both the 4km and 12km titles five years in a row following his triumph in Saturday's short race. Bekele, the Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion, broke away from his closest rivals with a powerful...

2006-04-01 12:50:32

Deletes third paragraph. Corrected story follows. FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele powered to his fifth straight men's four kilometers title at the world cross country championships on Saturday. The Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion held off a strong challenge from Kenya's Isaac Songok to cross the line in 10 minutes 54 seconds at Fukuoka's chilly seaside course. Songok went one better than his bronze last year, finishing just a second behind Bekele, with...

2006-04-01 08:14:33

FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele powered to his fifth straight men's four kilometers title at the world cross country championships on Saturday. The Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion held off a strong challenge from Kenya's Isaac Songok to cross the line in 10 minutes 54 seconds at Fukuoka's chilly seaside course. Bekele will try to emulate Kenyan Paul Tergat's achievement of winning the 4km and 12km titles five years in a row in Sunday's longer race. Tergat...

2006-03-27 08:49:43

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A series of blasts killed one person and injured several others in Addis Ababa on Monday, the first fatality in a string of mysterious explosions in the Ethiopian capital. One person was killed and three others injured when the first blast ripped through a minibus in the southern part of the city. Over the next six hours in different parts of Addis Ababa, explosions went off in a small cafe, a guard shack and at an abattoir. An employee...

2006-03-27 08:31:44

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A series of blasts killed one person and injured several others in Addis Ababa on Monday, the first fatality in a string of mysterious explosions in the Ethiopian capital. Three separate blasts struck a minibus, killing one person and injuring three, as well as a small cafe and an abattoir. An employee in the cafe said the explosion there injured 10 people and ambulances could be seen leaving for the hospital. Police who had cordoned off...

2006-03-27 08:07:01

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A blast on a minibus killed one person and injured three in Addis Ababa on Monday, the first fatality in a string of mysterious explosions in the Ethiopian capital. Two other blasts struck an abattoir and a small cafe in the city, shattering windows and causing damage inside. An employee in the cafe said the explosion injured 10 people and ambulances could be seen leaving for the hospital. Police who had cordoned off the area around the...


Latest Ethiopia Reference Libraries

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...

Somalirhynchia africana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Somalirhynchia africana is a species of brachiopod in the Tetrarhynchiidae family. This marine rhynchonellate lampshell lived during the Late Jurassic Period in the Ethiopian Faunal Province, which today consists of Ethiopia, Somalia, Jordan, Yemen, Kenya, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. This species also occurred in India. During the Upper Jurassic, this species would have been found in tropical, shallow, coral seas, where it lived as a stationary epifaunal suspension feeder. S....

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