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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...

2008-07-05 15:00:19

LEWISTON - An exhibit titled "6,000 miles" and comprised solely of artwork by Tahir Saleh, an accomplished artist originally from the Sudan who now resides in Lewiston, will open at L/A Arts Community Gallery Wednesday, July 9. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11. The exhibit runs through Aug. 22. Unlike most exhibits where artwork is matted, framed and then hung precisely on the gallery wall, this exhibit boasts artwork "in the raw," acrylic paintings on...

2008-06-30 12:02:34

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, June 30 Kyodo - Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda expressed Japan's readiness Monday to send Self-Defence Forces personnel to Sudan to participate in UN peacekeeping operations there. He made the remarks during his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in Tokyo. Tokyo apparently aims to underline its contributions to Africa prior to the Group of Eight summit in July in Hokkaido, at which the issue of support for...

2008-06-27 06:02:41

By Edna Gundersen TARZANA, Calif. -- While kids his age elsewhere in the world engaged in skirmishes on baseball fields and Game Boy screens, Emmanuel Jal was wielding an AK-47 as a child soldier in Sudan's civil war. "My childhood was destructive," says Jal, 28. "It stresses me when I share my story, but it's a responsibility now. A lot of Sudanese have the same story, and they are quiet. If I testify, I might prevent another kid from losing his childhood." Jal is testifying on...

2008-06-24 12:02:46

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM, Juba on 23 June Civil Aviation Authorities says Sudan Airways can resume activities as soon as it addresses conditions that its flights are suspended for. Civil aviation staff [member] Abd-al-Rahim told Miraya fm that the company has obliged to deal with those who had valid Sudan Airways tickets. "Sudan airways flights were not ban but suspended until commitment on technical conditions is met. The company will pay passengers who...

2008-06-22 15:00:16

Text of report in English by UN sponsored Radio Miraya FM website, on 22 June Sunday, 22 June 2008: The Sudan Airways has announced cessation of all flights starting from Monday [23 June] for violations of civil aviation regulations in the administration. Muhammad Hasan, Director of safety in the Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] said that this decision has nothing to do with the recent airbus incident. The CAA is expected to hold a press conference in Khartoum tomorrow to give comments on...

2008-06-21 18:00:16

Sudan's national airline has been grounded for a month for failing to comply with safety rules, officials said. Sudan Airways will not be allowed to fly domestically or internationally for a month, beginning Monday, the BBC reported Saturday. The grounding comes less than two weeks after one of its planes burst into flames after landing at Khartoum International Airport. Thirty people were killed in the crash. The Civil Aviation Authority in Sudan said its decision to ground the...

2008-06-19 21:00:27

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Sudha Meiyappan of Manchester Trade Ltd., +1-202-331- 9464, Sudha.meiyappan@gmail.com WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive Research Associates and Manchester Trade are holding a Conference of eminent international speakers entitled Darfur and its Impact on Sudan and the Region on June 25, 2008, from 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM at The Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. The agenda is attached. This may be a ground breaking ceremony since it could be...

2006-09-05 09:45:12

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Sudan on Tuesday it would be responsible for any worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur if African Union forces left because of a standoff with Khartoum over control of the mission. The African Union's mandate to police a ceasefire in Darfur expires on September 30, and the pan-African body has said without a major infusion of cash it could not continue any longer. The U.N. Security Council passed a...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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