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2008-09-03 15:00:37

Text of report by Nairobi-based on-line news service of UN regional information network IRIN on 3 September Nairobi, 3 September: A three-day protest against insecurity and attacks targeting educational institutions in Mogadishu has shut down most schools and left thousands of children out of class, locals said.

2008-08-29 15:00:52

MSF ceases medical activities in Mogadishu clinic amid fighting NAIROBI, Aug.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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