Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

One World Trekking Offers 2012 Trek Into Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Aspen, CO, July 26, 2011 --( On March 3 to 17, 2012, One World Trekking is pleased to announce a special hiking journey into the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia. Their newest adventure will include a 10 day trek in the Simien Mountains National Park, a hike to the top of ...

What I Admired About Ethiopians

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Philip N. Wesseh (PNW Recently I was part of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's delegation to the 16th Summit of Heads of State of Africa of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The well organized Summit was held under the theme: “Towards Greater Unity And Integration Through Shared Values.”  First, let ...

Ethiopia aims to turn itself into a regional energy giant

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Gibe 3 dam on the Omo river will be Africa’s largest, providing power to a nation with one of the world’s lowest per capita levels of access to electricity. NGOs warn of environmental disaster

Ethiopia aims to turn itself into a regional energy giant

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

 Ethiopia's government has set itself an ambitious target: in just a few years it aims to take an undeveloped country, with one of the world's lowest levels of per capita access to electricity, and turn it into a regional powerhouse, exporting energy to its neighbours.

Protest targets Italian government over Ethiopian dam disaster

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Demonstrators outside the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome today will urge the government to deny Ethiopia €250 million for construction of the controversial Gibe III dam

‘Greening Ethiopia’ breaks a vicious cycle

Friday, June 4th, 2010

In Ethiopia local governments, the private sector and development actors have joined hands in replanting Ethiopia's once vast forests. The initiative is called Greening Ethiopia, and calls for focused efforts to conserve natural resources and reforesting as a response to the impacts of climate change which are becoming increasingly visible ...

Monkeys filmed feasting on locust swarm in Ethiopia

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Geladas have been filmed feasting on a swarm of locusts in the highlands of Ethiopia, behaviour rarely seen before.

Volcanic rainbow in hottest place on earth

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA: People who visit Dallol, Ethiopia certainly don't do it for the weather: for a time the mining ghost town held the record for the hottest inhabited place on the planet, with an average year-round temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Daily heat in the region, known as the Danakil ...

African Fossil Changes Ideas of Ant Origins

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The first fossil ant from Africa, found in amber dating back 95 million years, challenges a previously held theory that ants originated in North America or East Asia.

Mysterious Bale monkey of Africa loves to eat bamboo

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Ethiopia's mysterious Bale monkey eats almost nothing but bamboo, according to the first study of the primate. Discovered in 1902, little is known about the monkey, named after the region in Africa in which it lives. But scientists have now discovered it spends most of its life in the trees of a ...