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2008-10-11 06:00:13

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Nairobi, Oct. 10 Kyodo - A Japanese female doctor abducted in Ethiopia in September told a Somali journalist over the phone on Friday that she and another aid worker are safe in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The woman, who identified herself as Keiko Akahane, said the abductors want the release of prisoners held in Ethiopia, not ransom, in exchange for freeing the two aid workers, according to the Somali journalist who is...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

RENO, Nev., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Mines and Energy ("MME") and Titan Resources Corporation ("Titan"), a US-based oil and gas energy company chaired by Nelson "Bunker" Hunt, signed two separate Production Sharing Agreements covering acreage in the Ogaden and Abay Basins in Ethiopia for the purpose of petroleum exploration and development. The acreage awarded in the Ogaden Basin covers Blocks 1, 5, 10 & 14 (54,400 square kilometers) and the acreage in the Abay Basin...

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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.  The images were disclosed Thursday as part of a report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and provide evidence of burning and other destruction in the area.   In the past the AAAS has used satellite images to support claims of widespread abuses in Myanmar, Burma, Zimbabwe, Chad...

2005-11-18 12:36:05

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Friday that unrest in its restive regions was under control after allegations by rebel groups this week of a massacre in the east and an uprising in the south-west. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a group of ethnic Somalis fighting for the independence of their large eastern region, said government troops shot dead at least 30 prisoners and civilians in Qabri-daharre town on Tuesday. And the Oromo Liberation...


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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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