Latest Horn of Africa Stories

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.

2006-07-19 22:29:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is gravely concerned by reports that heavily armed militia aligned with the Islamic courts group were advancing toward Baidoa, the seat of Somalia's interim administration, the State Department said on Wednesday.

2006-07-19 09:33:15

By Guled Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (

2006-07-19 07:20:00

By Ed Harris ADI KE, Eritrea (Reuters) - High above a rocky cliff top south of Eritrea's capital, Asmara, an Augur Buzzard glides overhead, its broad white wings outstretched.

2006-07-14 12:39:20

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government on Friday decided to boycott peace talks due in Sudan this weekend in protest at alleged ceasefire violations by Islamist rivals who threaten the administration's limited power.

2006-07-14 04:19:05

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government decided on Friday to boycott peace talks due to take place in Sudan at the weekend in protest at alleged ceasefire violations by the Islamist movement running Mogadishu.

2006-07-14 01:50:23

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government said on Friday it had postponed peace talks scheduled to take place in Sudan over the weekend because the Islamist movement running Mogadishu violated a ceasefire and could not be trusted.

2006-07-10 09:36:53

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - New fighting erupted on Monday between Somali fighters loyal to defeated warlords and the country's Islamists militias, taking the death toll to at least 60 since Sunday, residents and a hospital official said.

2006-07-03 02:07:12

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden has training bases in Somalia and is intent on plunging the Horn of Africa country into further chaos, Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi said late on Sunday.

2006-07-02 05:43:24

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's powerful Islamist movement on Sunday distanced itself from Osama bin Laden's view that deployment of troops to the Horn of Africa country was part of a crusade to crush budding Islamic rule.

Latest Horn of Africa 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...

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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