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2008-07-16 00:00:13

By The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al- Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime."Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers,...

2008-07-15 18:00:16

By Mike Condor THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal. Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime. "Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers, without...

2008-07-15 12:00:24

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 14 July [Report by Wasil Ali: "BREAKING NEWS: ICC Prosecutor Accuses Sudan's Bashir of War Crimes"] The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno- Ocampo asked pre-trial judges to issue arrest warrants for Sudan president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. The prosecutor said "forces and agents" under the control of Bashir had killed at least 35,000 civilians outright, and caused the "slow death" of...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

By Steve Bloomfield The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court charged Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, with genocide yesterday, accusing him of masterminding a campaign to "destroy" three tribes in Darfur, killing 35,000 people and persecuting 2.5 million refugees in the process. In a landmark case, the first time the world court has sought the arrest of a sitting head of state, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said evidence collected during a three-year investigation proved ultimate...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

By Shashank Bengali McClatchy Newspapers JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Describing a systematic government campaign to decimate the people of Darfur, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Monday charged the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, with genocide and war crimes and called for his arrest. The charges are the first to be brought against a sitting head of state by the 5-year-old court. While it remains to be seen whether it'll help to end the conflict in Darfur --...

2008-07-15 06:00:06

Text of editorial report entitled: "Bashir deserves censure" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 15 July The indictment issued against Sudan's President Hasan al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court [ICC] is the single most important development in the long struggle to end the mass slaughter in the Darfur [Western Sudan] The threat of arrest and trial for crimes against humanity should send a very strong message to leaders everywhere who have no...

2008-07-15 03:00:13

Excerpt from report by state-owned TBC (Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation) radio on 15 July There have been mixed reactions to the decision by the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, to indict Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir for war crimes. The Tanzanian foreign minister, who is also the chairman of the African Union Council of Ministers, Bernard Membe has said the decision might incite violence in Darfur and lead to a power vacuum in Sudan....

2008-07-14 12:00:06

Text of report by state-owned Sudanese radio on 14 July The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has officially accused President FM Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir of committing war crimes and genocide in Darfur. Sudan reiterated its rejection of the decision made today by the so-called International Criminal Court to arrest FM Umar al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur. The state minister for the ministry of foreign affairs, Al- Sammani al-Wasilah, said...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

By From news reports Sudanese state TV broadcast a statement from the country's ruling party predicting that the president's expected indictment for crimes against humanity would only push Darfur "into more violence and blood." The statement from President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's National Congress Party called the anticipated case against him "irresponsible cheap political blackmail" with no legal basis. A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is expected to seek an arrest...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

By Lydia Polgreen Thousands of people took the streets of Sudan's tense capital Sunday in a carefully choreographed protest against the expected request for an arrest warrant on war crimes charges for President Omar al-Bashir by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Students and members of the governing National Congress Party were brought by bus into central Khartoum, where they waved banners denouncing the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague, and the United...


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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...

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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...

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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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