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2008-09-30 09:00:23

Eleven hostages freed after 10 days in captivity in Egypt have begun returning to their home countries, national leaders said. Germany's Interior Ministry said five German tourists who were among the kidnapped group arrived back in Germany Tuesday, CNN reported.

2008-09-30 09:00:23

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- U.S.

2008-09-30 06:00:33

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, Juba on 30 September The campaign to immunize against polio is still going on in rural areas of Central and Eastern Equatoria States. [Southern Sudan].

2008-09-29 18:00:17

Excerpt from report by Kenyan privately-owned TV station KTN on 29 September [Presenter] An American military spokesman claims the military hardware was destined for Southern Sudan and not Kenya as claimed by top government officials.

2008-09-29 00:00:15

World in brief KHARTOUM Eight kidnappers of a group of tourists led Sudanese soldiers on a high-speed chase through the desert yesterday, ending with a firefight that left all but two gunmen dead. The 11 European and eight Egyptian captives are still missing.

2008-09-28 21:00:18

Sudanese forces have shot and killed six of the kidnappers who abducted a group of European tourists in Egypt last week, officials said. Two other suspected kidnappers have been taken into custody, while the tourists remain in captivity in Chad, the BBC reported Sunday.

2008-09-28 15:00:28

Text of report in English by pro-government Sudanese Media Centre website on 26 September [Unattributed report: "Labour union in Eastern Equatoria threatens to go in Strike"] Khartoum, 26 September: Labour union in Eastern Equatoria warns to go in strike because the governor of the state has refused to increase salaries.

2008-09-28 09:00:14

Text of report by Bernard Momanyi entitled "Seized arms probably meant for Sudan" published by Kenyan privately-owned radio station Capital FM website on 28 September Somali pirates who seized a Ukrainian cargo vessel carrying military equipment now allege the arsenal was not destined for Kenya's military.

2008-09-27 06:00:17

Text of report by private Sudanese newspaper Al-Ra'y al-Amm on 27 September Sources have disclosed that a radio based in the Netherlands is due to start broadcasting on Saturday [27 September] in the three Darfur states in order to address the IDPs in their tribal dialects of Al-Fur, Zaghawa and Masalit.

2008-09-24 18:00:31

Text of report entitled "Sudanese to protest ICC's allegations through mobile phones" published in English by state-owned Sudanese news agency Suna website Mobile phone users will kick off a campaign next Friday [27 September] in protest of allegations by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor against the president of the republic, Field Marshal Umar Al-Bashir.

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Nile Lechwe, Kobus megaceros
2012-09-10 17:01:29

The Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros), a species of antelope, is also known as Mrs Gray's lechwe, the waterbuck, or the wasserbock. It can be found in Ethiopia and Sudan, where it prefers a habitat within grasslands, steppes, wetlands, coastal areas, or swamplands with water reaching a depth between 3.9 and 16 inches. Leopold Fitzinger first described this antelope in 1855. The Nile lechwe varies in size depending on sex, with males typically reaching a weight of up to 260 pounds and females...

2012-06-14 11:34:58

Symbol: RASU8 Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Arecidae Order   Arecales Family   Arecaceae – Palm family Genus   Raphia P. Beauv. –...

2012-06-18 03:59:53

Symbol: DAGE Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I Distribution: DactylocteniumgerminatumHack. distribution:USA(MD) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons...

2008-10-18 12:31:16

The Taita Fiscal (Lanius dorsalis) is a member of the shrike family. This is an African species. It is found from southeastern Sudan and southern Ethiopia to northeastern Tanzania. Its habitat is dry open thornbush and acacia and other dry open woodland. The Taita Fiscal is 8.25 inches in length and is fairly unique. It has white underparts and a black crown, hind neck and wings. The back is gray, the rump is white, and there is a characteristic white V-shape on the back. The tail is...

2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.