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2008-08-19 06:10:00

Text of report by state-owned TBC (Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation) radio on 19 August The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority has moved 175 settlements of Maasai herders who had encroached on the conservancy [in northern Tanzania], in a bid to conserve the environment and protect wildlife. Speaking to reporters who had visited the conservancy, the acting director of the authority, Mr Bernard Murunya, said the decision was reached after the authority bought 10,000 acres at the Oldonyo...

2007-08-21 12:13:48

Former President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, spent six days in Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa. He was there to announce a critically needed subsidy to improve malaria treatment in the country. On his last day in Tanzania, President Clinton became one of 360,000 visitors annually to explore the World Famous Ngorongoro Crater. Often called 'Africa's Eden' and the '8th Natural Wonder of the World,' this collapsed volcano (a "caldera") is...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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