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Triple Asteroid Mash-up Could Have Yielded Almahata Sitta Meteorites
2011-10-07 09:08:17

Analysis of fragments of the Almahata Sitta meteorite, which landed in Sudan in 2008, has shown that the parent asteroid was probably formed through collisions of three different types of asteroids.  The meteorites are of particular interest because they contain material both primitive and evolved types of asteroids. The results will be presented at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 in Nantes, France, by Dr Julie Gayon-Markt on Friday 7th October. The meteorites are fragments of the...

2011-09-23 11:57:27

East Africa is fighting the worst kala azar outbreak in a decade. Collaboration across the region through the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) has resulted in the development of a new combination therapy (SSG&PM) which is cheaper and nearly halves the length of treatment from a 30 day course of injections to 17 days. East African endemic countries are taking the necessary regulatory measures to use it in their programs, but experts warn that without international funding or...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

V-Stream provides 'Water from Air' solution to Middle East and Africa region Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 Malaysian-owned Vigilant Sdn Bhd's bid to sell its product that converts air into water is gaining global momentum, said Managing Director, Krish Kumar. He said his company had received hundreds of enquiries since its recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create Vigilant Saudi Arabia (Vigilant SA) to market its Water From Air product in that...

2011-08-09 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The unfortunate death of the four United Nations peacekeepers in Abyei whose vehicle struck a landmine on August 2nd was a regrettable incident for which Sudan offers its sincere condolences to the families of the courageous servicemen. Unfortunate still are the statements emerging from certain quarters seeking ways to somehow place the blame on the Government of Sudan by claiming that a flight clearance for the evacuation of wounded was...

2011-07-08 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Sudan today officially recognizes South Sudan as the newest country, a day before the latter's formal inauguration into statehood. The ministry of presidential affairs declared it based on the Government's recognition of the people's inalienable right to self-determination, the outcome of the historic January 9th 2011 referendum, in observance of the January 1st 1956 boundaries as specified at the signing of the...

2011-06-28 16:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A framework agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLMN) has today been reached with regards to Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile State, the former having, of late, been the scene of militia-provoked insecurity. Per the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), these forces were supposed to have disbanded or integrated into the Sudan Armed Forces, instead they maintained status and...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'