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2011-04-25 11:30:00

Known today for its bloody conflicts and instability, Somalia's little known history can be found in the colorful cave paintings of animals and humans discovered in 2002 by a French archaeology team. Laas Gaal, Somalia (also known as Laas Geel), just outside of Haregeisa, the capital of Somalia's self-declared Somaliland state, contains 10 caves that show vivid depictions of a pastoralist history which dates back to some 5,000 years or more, reports AFP. A French archaeology team was sent in...

2011-04-20 00:00:28

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ owners honored by The National Restaurant Association with 2011 Faces of Diversity American Dream Award. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Ethiopian sisters Berekti and Akberet Mengistu, owner-operators of Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant in Montclair, NJ, were honored by The National Restaurant Association and honored with its 2011 Faces of Diversity American Dream Award on Wednesday, March 13, 2011. The award celebrates members of the restaurant...

2011-04-18 08:50:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has partnered with Dahabshiil, the largest international money transfer company in Africa, to host the first ever Somali community event in Kenya. The event, themed 'Now I Know', saw high profile Kenyan and Somali artists and musicians celebrate stories of the Somali Diaspora living in Kenya. The aim was to promote Somali culture and to educate other communities about the...

2010-05-06 16:50:00

DENVER, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- An official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Ethiopia's version of the Mobile Library System, an Ethiopian Donkey Cart Library, will be at The Denver Center for International Studies at 574 W. 6th Avenue in Denver and begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT on Friday, May 7, 2010. An official replica of an Ethiopian Donkey Cart, complete with donkeys, will be present for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The donkey carts deliver books to rural areas of the country, which...

2009-06-26 13:54:00

CAIRO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Telephone Interview with Mr. William Bo' Fielding, Managing Director of Phoenix Intelligence Support Inc. - Anti Piracy Unit, Mr. Fielding discussed the outcome and results of a 30 day trip to Africa and The Middle East that took him, together with his delegation of experts, through Jordan, Egypt, Dubai and Mogadishu, Somalia. Mr. William Bo' Fielding, the Managing Director of Phoenix Intelligence Support Inc. - Anti Piracy Unit, is somewhat of a modern...

2008-10-11 06:00:13

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Nairobi, Oct. 10 Kyodo - A Japanese female doctor abducted in Ethiopia in September told a Somali journalist over the phone on Friday that she and another aid worker are safe in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The woman, who identified herself as Keiko Akahane, said the abductors want the release of prisoners held in Ethiopia, not ransom, in exchange for freeing the two aid workers, according to the Somali journalist who is...

2008-10-09 09:00:33

Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] A passenger flight has landed in Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport a short while ago as the airport has been closed for more than 20 days now following the ban by Al-Shabab. Aweys Haji Nur has more details. [Nur] The passenger plane belonging to Juba Airways is carrying deportees from Saudi Arabia and has just landed at Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport as confirmed by sources....

2008-10-07 12:00:37

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 7 October Over 100 clan elders from the Hawiye have today asked Al-Shabab to reopen Mogadishu airport following a meeting in Mogadishu. The intellectuals and learned members of the Hawiye clan held a long meeting in Mogadishu and discussed the closure of Mogadishu airport. In a news conference, they specifically urged the Al- Shabab group to rescind its decision to ban the Somali public from using the...

2008-10-06 09:00:33

Text of report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 6 October [Presenter] The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia [TFG] has said that the Adan Adde International Airport [Mogadishu] is not closed to the government and that only civilian flights have been banned. Bashir Qalif Gani has more details. [Gani] The TFG's Foreign Affairs Ministry has said that the closure of Mogadishu airport does not have any effect on the government and African Union Mission in Somalia...

2008-10-04 15:00:15

Text of report by Somali pro-Puntland government Puntlandpost website on 4 October Shaykh Hasan Dahir Aweys who is among the officials Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia's [ARS] breakaway faction and is based in Asmara, Eritrea, has spoken out on the closure of Mogadishu airport. The Shaykh said the closure of Mogadishu airport was problematic for the Somali civilians and has asked those responsible to reconsider their decision. Although the official has not specifically named...


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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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