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2005-08-25 07:13:38

By Garrick Anderson NAIROBI (Reuters) - George Simiyu was driving for a Kenyan minister when he was laid off in 2004, leaving his family without a reliable source of income. A year later, he picked up a job ferrying tourists from Nairobi's international airport to a local hotel and guiding them on excursions through Nairobi National Park. "I lost my job and everything for me stopped," he said outside the airport, recalling how he had to take his children out of school and struggled...

2005-08-23 05:41:29

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Five men armed with guns and machetes ambushed and robbed nine tourists returning from an evening game drive in Kenya's world famous Maasai Mara game reserve, police said on Tuesday. One of them was injured with a machete cut. The tourists -- from the United States, South Africa and Japan -- were returning to their resorts at the park in southwestern Kenya when they were attacked on Monday evening. "They said their vehicle was ambushed from a game drive ... by...


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Thomson’s Gazelle, Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually became a distinct genus, classifying some species of gazelle within their own genus. Thomson’s...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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