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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...

2008-07-14 09:00:03

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir was accused of genocide and crimes against humanity Monday by the International Criminal Court prosecutor. ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo presented evidence to the court at The Hague accusing Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Darfur region, the ICC said in a news release. It was the first time an ICC prosecutor tried to make a case for a sitting head of state, the ICC said. the three-judge panel is expected...

2008-07-12 18:00:11

Diplomats say they fear there could be a violent backlash from word that the president of Sudan might be charged with crimes against humanity. The Times of London reported Saturday that Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the international prosecutor, plans to seek an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir Monday from judges of the International Criminal Court. About 300,000 people reportedly have died in Sudan since government-backed Janjawid Arab militias began driving villagers from their homes in...

2008-07-11 21:00:10

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Embassy of Republic of Sudan, Information office, +1- 202-338-8565, +1-202-667-2406 WASHINGTON, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Criminal Courts prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo recently addressed the United Nations where he urged the Security Council to exert pressure on the Government of Sudan to extradite two individuals who the court has charged with crimes against humanity, accusing them of orchestrating violence in Darfur by arming and...

2008-07-11 18:00:05

Text of report by state-owned Sudanese TV on 11 July [Presenter] Sudan's permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Abd-al-Mahmud Abd-al-Halim, has condemned the suspicious maneuvers of the chief prosecutor of the ICC, [Luis Moreno Ocampo], describing them as a political scheme aimed at aborting the peace process in Darfur. He called on the international community and the forces of virtue in the world to firmly confront the threat to peace in Darfur being planned by the prosecutor....

2008-07-10 15:00:16

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 8 July The leader of a Darfur rebel group announced that he will be making his first visit to the United States this week. "I will be meeting with US officials and organizations which stood for the cause of Darfuris and against the genocide that was and is still taking place" Abd-al-Wahid Al-Nur, leader of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) told Sudan Tribune by phone from Paris. "I am excited that I will be...

2008-07-10 12:00:22

By New York Times News Service DAKAR, Senegal -- Seven international peacekeepers were killed and 22 wounded in a brazen day ambush by heavily armed men in trucks and on horseback in the Sudanese province of Darfur, U.N. officials said Wednesday. The attack, on Tuesday, was the deadliest on international forces in Darfur since September 2007, when 10 peacekeepers were killed in an assault on a base, and was a severe blow to the combined U.N. and African Union peacekeeping force that has...

2008-07-10 09:00:27

By MOHAMED OSMAN By Mohamed Osman and Maggie Michael The Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan About 200 gunmen on horseback and in SUVs launched a brazen attack on international peacekeepers in Darfur, killing seven in the deadliest strike against the under-equipped and understaffed mission since it deployed, the United Nations said Wednesday. Twenty-two members of the U.N.-African Union force were wounded in the fierce two-hour gunbattle Tuesday by militants who outnumbered them...

2008-07-09 21:00:10

Seven peacekeepers were killed and 22 more were wounded in a militia attack in Sudan's Darfur region Wednesday, U.N. officials said. Seven of the wounded soldiers were listed in critical condition, the United Nations said in a news release. The attack began about 2:45 p.m. and lasted for more than two hours, U.N. officials said. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the deadly ambush on the joint U.N.-African Union patrol by unidentified militia between Gusa Jamat and Wadah in...

2008-07-09 15:00:11

One peacekeeper was killed and 19 others were wounded in a militia attack in Sudan's Darfur region Wednesday, say U.N. officials. Six other members of the international peacekeeping patrol are missing, Shereen El Zorba, a spokeswoman for the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur told CNN. Peacekeepers are often targeted by janjaweed militias in Darfur, where they are trying to protect African civilians from nomadic militias, supported by Sudan's government. Since 2003 the United Nations...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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