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2006-09-04 15:34:41

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government and a powerful rival Islamist administration are to agree on a declaration of principles for talks to resolve an impasse over control in the anarchic nation, a spokesman said on Monday. The fragile interim government and representatives of a Mogadishu-based Islamist movement met in the Sudanese capital Khartoum for a third day of Arab League-mediated talks aimed at reaching a power-sharing agreement. "We are going to sign tonight what...

2006-09-04 12:59:20

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan said on Monday it would allow African troops to remain in Darfur only under African Union control and accused Washington of attempting "regime change" in Khartoum by trying to bring in a U.N. force. Sudan raised fears its turbulent western region could descend into full-blown war after a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday AU troops monitoring a shaky ceasefire must leave when their mandate expired on September 30. The spokesman...

2006-09-04 06:54:07

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan will allow African Union troops to remain in its turbulent Darfur region but only if their AU mandate was extended beyond September 30 and not as part of a U.N. force, a presidential advisor said on Monday. Sudan raised alarms that its turbulent west could descend into full-blown war after a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday AU troops monitoring a shaky ceasefire must leave when their mandate expired. The spokesman called the...

2006-09-04 04:18:41

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Sunday asked African Union forces monitoring a shaky truce in its violent Darfur region to leave the country by September 30, as Khartoum launched a new offensive threatening a return to full-blown war. Khartoum has defied the international community and rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution passed on Thursday to deploy more than 20,000 U.N. troops and police to Darfur to replace the cash-strapped and ill-equipped AU mission....

2006-09-03 16:38:37

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Sunday asked African Union forces monitoring a shaky truce in its violent Darfur region to leave the country by September 30, as Khartoum launched a new offensive threatening a return to full-blown war. Khartoum has defied the international community and rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution passed on Thursday to deploy more than 20,000 U.N. troops and police to Darfur to replace the cash-strapped and ill-equipped AU mission....

2006-09-03 16:01:31

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has asked African Union forces monitoring a shaky truce in its violent Darfur region to leave the country when their mandate ends on September 30, a spokesman said on Sunday. "We are asking them to leave since they indicated that they will not be able to continue their mission," said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jamal Ibrahim. "This is a final decision." Sudan has defiantly refused international requests for a U.N. takeover of the cash-strapped and...

2006-09-02 09:46:28

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni pledged to intervene to prevent notorious guerrilla leader Joseph Kony from facing international war crimes charges if his group agreed to end one of Africa's longest insurgencies. Under a truce agreed a week ago, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters and their leader Kony have three weeks to move to two camps in southern Sudan while talks continue. But Kony and his top deputies are wanted on war crimes charges...

2006-09-02 07:35:43

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Somalia's interim government and rival Islamists resumed direct peace talks on Saturday in Sudan, pushing for reconciliation and power-sharing to avert a war in the lawless country that could destabilize the region. The two sides last met in Khartoum on June 22 where they agreed to stop military campaigns and recognize each other. But the talks stalled amid government allegations the Islamists had broken the pact against military expansion, and...

2006-08-31 14:50:48

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region to avert a new humanitarian disaster, but the Khartoum government rejected the resolution as "illegal." The vote to send the force to Darfur once Sudan has agreed to its deployment passed with 12 votes in favor, none against and abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. The United Nations wants...

2006-08-31 13:20:13

Corrects ninth paragraph to show one rebel group, not two, signed a peace deal with the government in May. By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday voted to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region, despite the Khartoum government's strong opposition. The vote was 12 in favor, with abstentions from Russia, China and Qatar, the only Arab council member. But the troops will not be deployed until Sudan consents. The...


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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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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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