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2006-07-26 04:42:59

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopian troops are in Somalia but in smaller numbers than the thousands some have claimed, the U.N. envoy to the Horn of Africa nation said on Wednesday.

2006-07-25 10:05:18

By Guled Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Mogadishu's Muslim rulers on Tuesday blamed Ethiopia's "invasion" of Somalia for stalled peace talks with the fragile interim government as a U.N. envoy struggled to kick-start negotiations.

2006-07-25 03:38:14

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government has agreed to new talks with the country's powerful Islamists, a senior official said on Tuesday, reviving some hope of a negotiated end to the crisis in the Horn of Africa country.

2006-07-25 03:20:50

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government has agreed to new talks with powerful Islamists, a senior official said on Tuesday, reviving hopes of a diplomatic end to the crisis in the Horn of Africa country.

2006-07-24 09:41:40

By Guled Mohamed MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamists whipped up religious fervor against Ethiopia on Monday, telling demonstrators God had commanded that they fight troops sent into the country by Addis Ababa to oppose their advance.

2006-07-24 06:42:14

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali legislators urged Ethiopian troops to leave their country on Monday in a first recognition from within the Horn of Africa's interim authorities of a military incursion by its neighbor.

2006-07-22 08:04:52

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Ethiopian military personnel landed at a Somali airbase on Saturday as the country's newly empowered Islamists withdrew from talks many hoped would stop Somalia's slide toward war.

2006-07-22 05:09:45

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamists have refused talks with the government, blaming an incursion by Ethiopian troops sent to defend the interim administration's limited authority, Islamic officials said on Saturday.

2006-07-21 09:50:51

By Guled Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist leaders called on Friday for Somalis to prepare for war, as residents said Ethiopian troops were moving closer to Mogadishu, seat of the Muslim militia now holding much of the Horn of Africa nation.

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.


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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obdormition
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