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2008-08-29 15:00:52

MSF ceases medical activities in Mogadishu clinic amid fighting NAIROBI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- International medical humanitarian aid agency Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) said on Wednesday it has been forced to cease medical activities in one of its clinics in central Mogadishu due to increased violence. The medical charity said in a statement issued in Nairobi that increased fighting has led to unacceptable security risks for its patients and staff working in the lawless nation. "The...

2008-07-25 18:00:39

HOLLYWOOD actor Colin Firth, pictured, is among fellow thespians, writers and musicians who are today backing a charity drive to fight starvation in East Africa. Oxfam is appealing for funds to expand the emergency response in Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and northern Kenya. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-18 15:00:38

Text of report by privately-owned Somali radio HornAfrik on 18 July [Presenter] The police in Somaliland this afternoon released members of social groups movement who had been by the police at the Hargeysa airport. Muhammas Ise Diriye has the details. [Diriye] Up to 20 members of the Somali social groups who were earlier today arrested by police at Hargeysa airport were released this afternoon. The members who included seven women had flown out of Adan Adde International Airport in...

2008-07-14 09:00:48

2nd LD Writethru: UN agencies warn of growing humanitarian crisis in Horn of Africa NAIROBI, July 12 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 million people in the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food aid, the United Nations relief agencies have warned. The UN agencies sounded the alarm, saying humanitarian situation in six countries across the Horn of Africa, where a combination of drought conditions and soaring food prices has left millions of people in urgent need of food aid. In a joint...

2008-06-13 13:20:00

Images obtained from satellites confirm reports that Ethiopia's military has destroyed several towns and villages in the nation's arid, rocky eastern region of Ogaden.  The images were disclosed Thursday as part of a report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and provide evidence of burning and other destruction in the area.   In the past the AAAS has used satellite images to support claims of widespread abuses in Myanmar, Burma, Zimbabwe, Chad...

2007-01-29 16:03:35

AFRICA is being torn apart. And as Ethiopia's rift valley grows slowly wider, an international team of scientists is taking a unique opportunity to plot the progress of continents on the move. The 28-strong team is led by University of Leeds geophysicist Dr Tim Wright, who has secured a £2.5 million grant from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to study the seismic events taking place in the remote Afar desert of Northern Ethiopia. It's here that two mighty shelves of...

2006-09-04 16:50:02

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government and the country's powerful rival Islamist administration said on Monday they had agreed in principle to create joint military forces, a step toward creating stability in the anarchic country. Details of how this would be done would be agreed by the two sides after a political solution was reached. Late on the third day of talks, the fragile interim government and representatives of a Mogadishu-based Islamist movement agreed to...

2006-08-30 16:18:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon, mindful of potential threats to U.S. security emerging from Africa, is considering creating a new military command responsible for the continent, defense officials said on Wednesday. "The notion of setting up an Africa Command is being considered by the secretary," said Pentagon press secretary Eric Ruff, referring to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Ruff said no decision has been made and any such proposal must be approved by...

2006-08-29 14:27:21

By Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - International donors said on Tuesday they were ready to help rebuild Somalia but only if the interim government and Islamists could agree to share power in the Horn of Africa nation racked by years of violence. A leading Swedish official acknowledged at an International Contact Group on Somalia meeting that the Islamists, who seized the capital Mogadishu from U.S.-backed warlords and large swathes of the south this year, enjoyed broad public...

2006-08-19 08:10:19

By Tsegaye Tadesse OMERATE, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Hundreds of Ethiopians marooned on small outcrops above flooded plains refused to abandon livestock despite rescuers' pleas on Saturday. Special forces, sliding down ropes from helicopters and airdropping aid, tried to rescue people trapped by flash floods that have killed nearly 900 people and displaced almost 50,000 across the Horn of Africa nation this month. Stranded on hillocks by the floodwaters, herders in the southwestern town...

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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