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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.

2006-08-16 06:57:45

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militia took over a key port in central Somalia on Wednesday, expanding a territorial push from their base in Mogadishu that is denting the interim government's aspirations to national authority.

2006-08-15 05:36:30

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Northern Somali authorities loyal to the interim government on Tuesday hunted down clerics trying to spread the grip of Mogadishu-based Islamists, and peace talks scheduled for Sudan were put on hold.

2006-08-11 04:19:32

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Friday its army had killed 13 rebels and caught other commanders of an eastern separatist movement after they crossed from Somalia.

2006-08-07 08:42:02

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's president on Monday dissolved the government's "bloated" cabinet, saying it failed to deliver during its two-year tenure and ordered a new one named within a week.

2006-08-06 12:31:04

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's top interim leaders have agreed to end a rift threatening the fragile administration and will reshuffle the cabinet after Ethiopian-led crisis talks, an official said on Sunday.

2006-08-06 05:34:07

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's top interim leaders have agreed to end a rift threatening the fragile administration and will reshuffle the cabinet after Ethiopian-led crisis talks, an official said on Sunday.

2006-08-05 14:32:08

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Ethiopia's foreign minister met Somalian interim leaders on Saturday in the hope of rescuing their largely powerless administration, threatened by mass desertions from its ranks.

2006-08-03 10:29:45

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - One of ten suspected Somali pirates captured by the U.S. Navy early this year accused on Thursday the United States of torture at the opening of a trial intended to deter rampant piracy off Somalia's coast. "We were arrested by the U.S.

2006-08-03 09:52:15

By Hassan Yare BAIDOA (Reuters) - Four more top officials deserted Somalia's interim administration on Thursday, as a government delegation made plans to travel to Khartoum for talks with their Islamist rivals who control a large part of the country.


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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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