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Archive for November 10th, 2008

R.I.P The Great Miriam Makeba

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 10, 2008

 

When I was a child I used to listen to one of Miriam Makebas’ interpretation of a classic Ethiopian tune. I didn’t know who she was, so I constantly asked my parents: “Why is the woman stuttering?” I had no idea that she was a South African. She used to sing popular Ethiopia songs (“Tiz Alegn yetintu”) beautifully in an Ethiopian tongue.

 

I still remember her guest role appearance in one of the episodes of “The Cosby Show” she sang in the “Xhosa” click-sounded language of South Africa to “Olivia”, who said: “What happened to your voice? did you catch a cold?…” Something like that…

She truly is an African Queen, a wonderful human being!

 

Thank you, and God bless your soul!

 

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Endangered Ethiopian Wolf

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 10, 2008

 

The Fabulous Ethiopian Wolf

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Natural habitats in Eastern Africa are under threat from a rapidly increasing human population and from the accompanying demands for space, agricultural produce, and economic gains from commercial and industrial exploitation.

Wild animals may also cross-breed with domesticated species, which can alter their genetic make-up and thus affect their status as a species. Ethiopia, for example, is witnessing the hybridization of the Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simiensis) with domestic dogs (EPA/MEDC 1997). The Ethiopian Wolf is the most endangered canid in the world.

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Threatened species in East Africa

 

Country

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Fishes

Inverts

Plants

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burundi

5

7

0

0

0

3

2

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Djibouti

4

5

0

0

0

0

2

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eritrea

12

7

6

0

0

0

3

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethiopia

34

16

1

0

0

4

22

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenya

51

24

5

0

18

15

98

211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rwanda

8

9

0

0

0

2

3

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somalia

19

10

2

0

3

1

17

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uganda

19

13

0

0

27

10

33

102

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