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2012-03-06 10:00:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 150 million orphans around the world waiting to be placed with a forever family, Bethany Christian Services, the nation's premier family preservation agency, has announced the introduction of the "One Family" campaign partnering U.S. cities with cities abroad. After careful consideration, the agency has selected Knoxville to launch the "One Family" campaign, partnering Tennessee's third largest city with Addis Ababa in Ethiopia as...

2012-02-08 12:48:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, teams of Jewish Healthcare International (JHI) volunteer healthcare professionals arrived in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and Gondar, Ethiopia as part of JHI's overall mission to improve healthcare services in at-risk communities worldwide. "Having two missions occurring simultaneously in very different parts of the globe demonstrate that JHI is capable of taking on new and challenging assignments wherever they occur," commented Stephen...

2012-01-13 21:25:00

Ethio-American Muslims Ad hoc Committee firmly stands along with other peace-loving, equality and freedom aspirant Ethiopians in their struggle for justice, equality and real democracy. The Committee also calls up on all Ethiopians to come together now more than ever and stand united against the unprecedented human rights violations in Ethiopia. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The Ethiopian-American Muslim Ad-hoc Committee in the Washington Metropolitan Area is saddened by the...

2012-01-11 07:00:00

SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands, January 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIT4, the world's leading provider of business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC(TM)), today announced that it has secured a new contract with Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority to implement Agresso Business World, worth EUR3 million (approx. $3.9 million) in software and services over two years. Addis Ababa Water is responsible for maintaining and improving the water supply in Addis Ababa,...

Frankincense Supply Under Threat Of Drying Up
2011-12-21 13:59:49

Frankincense, a festive fragrance that has been harvested in the wild in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa since ancient times, is declining so dramatically that production of the resin could be halved over the next fifteen years, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Frankincense is produced by tapping the gum of trees in the Boswellia genus. It is traditionally used in incense and perfumes around the world and is a key part of the Christmas story --...

2011-12-13 12:23:00

Effort will assist more than 10,000 in southern Ethiopia LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is contributing US$10,000 to provide safe, clean drinking water for three months to an estimated 20,000 people who have had to rely on dirty water from local ponds amid severe drought and famine in the Borena zone of Oromia, Ethiopia. AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, is overseeing the effort, which will...

2011-11-22 11:29:00

Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald join Oxfam to raise awareness of ongoing crisis in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia BOSTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NFL superstar wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are teaming up once again on a mission to bring attention to the ongoing drought in East Africa. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO</font>) Boldin and Fitzgerald call on football fans and...

2011-11-18 08:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, November 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Percentage of revenues from MD Consult, First Consult subscriptions sold Nov.-Dec. go to medical relief organization building a hospital in Ethiopia Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it will contribute to International Crisis Aid [http://www.crisisaid.org/index.html...

2011-11-16 14:00:00

Plan's Testing Modified CLTS for Scalability project aims to improve rural sanitation by researching and testing the cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and scalability of the CLTS approach WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, more than 2.4 million people die from diarrheal and sanitation-related diseases - the most vulnerable and disproportionately affected are children under the age of five. In 2008, there were nearly one million deaths from diarrheal disease...

2011-11-03 11:00:00

The Ethiopian Ministry of Urban Development & Construction, Urban Development Capacity Building Office (UDCBO) has recently completed the sale and installation of 29 SUMMIT Evolution workstations from DAT/EM Systems International. DAT/EM Systems International, along with its representative in Ethiopia, Corporate Computer Center (3C PLC), has dedicated effort and time to fulfill its obligation under a contract for the supply of hardware and software for the 150 Selected Towns Base Map...


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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