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2009-10-27 11:31:24

It is possible to simultaneously survey a number of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the challenging environment of Southern Sudan, according to a new study published October 27 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The research, coordinated by Malaria Consortium Africa on behalf of the government of Southern Sudan, rapidly identified areas requiring mass treatment for schistosomiasis and intestinal worm infections, and showed that two diseases, lymphatic...

2009-10-20 05:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sudan Radio Project, a monthly program that explores historic political, economic, and social issues in Sudan, begins its third season of broadcasts this month. Using Skype phones and contacts around the globe, the Sudan Radio Project provides the kind of in-depth coverage of the region and stories not covered by mainstream media. Formerly known as the Darfur Radio Project, the program, produced by students of Swarthmore College, focuses on...

2009-10-19 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress today released the following policy brief, authored by Enough Co-founder John Prendergast, analyzing the Obama administration's new policy on the government of Sudan: The ideals spelled out in the Obama administration's new paper on U.S. policy to Sudan are worthy of considerable support. The policy review represents a great deal of work inside the administration to learn lessons from...

2009-10-08 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudan Now campaign today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration's policy toward the government of Sudan: President Barack Obama will soon announce the long-awaited results of his administration's Sudan policy review. The President's National Security Team has agreed on a white paper and forwarded it to him for his approval. While the agreed-upon policy appears to be well-calibrated approach of incentives...

2009-09-28 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Principals Meeting to review the Obama Administration's Sudan Policy, The Washington Post has published a devastating portrait of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, Major General Scott Gration, in action: Obama Administration Engages Sudanese Regime It Blasted, by Stephanie McCrummen. The Enough Project, Save Darfur Coalition, and Genocide Intervention Network released the following statement in reaction: "The quotes...

2009-07-31 08:01:21

-Scientists are racing to arm Afghanistan against a new invader-a deadly, airborne wheat rust disease that threatens wheat production and food security in this war-torn nation and the region that stretches east across neighboring Pakistan and into India.Known as "Ug99", this deadly new virulent race of wheat stem rust has thus far been found in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan, and has more recently spread into Asia, to Yemen and now Iran. "It is only a matter of time before it reaches...

2009-07-30 08:55:00

Museum expresses concern for millions of civilians still at risk in Sudan WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced today the update of its Google Earth initiative, Crisis in Darfur, with U.S. Department of State data that shed new light on the extent of the genocide in Darfur. The new data show that more than 3300 villages have been damaged or destroyed in the Darfur region of Sudan, primarily between 2003 - 2005. This is more...

2009-06-19 09:06:00

Ruth Messinger: Members of administration must get on same page to effectively bring peace NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), long involved in the fight against the genocide in Darfur, expressed concern today that the Obama administration is sending contradictory signals in recognizing the magnitude of what has taken place and continues to occur on the ground in Darfur. "We believe that when conditions are as deplorable as they are, when...

2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad. The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call attention...

2009-06-17 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad.   The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call...


Latest Sudan Reference Libraries

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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