Articles tagged "ethiopia"

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Heavy rains result in landslide killing 7 in southern Ethiopia

Local authorities confirmed seven fatalities after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit Ethiopia's Southern regional state on September 8, 2019. The state's communication office reported that five out of seven victims were from one family. Ethiopia has...

September 11, 2019

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Possible fissure eruption at Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia

A new fissure eruption is possibly taking place at lower ESE flank of Ethiopian Erta Ale volcano. The news was brought to our attention by volcanologist Tom Pfeiffer of Volcano Discovery on May 30, 2019. Their expedition leader reported an explosion in the Danakil...

May 31, 2019

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Landslide kills 23 people in Oromia, Ethiopia

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed 23 people in Ethiopia on Saturday, May 26, 2018. 6 others sustained severe injuries. The slide took place on Saturday evening in Oromia region after hours of heavy rainfall. 16 of the fatalities were women. Ethiopia is...

May 28, 2018

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How to turn a volcano into a power station

Ethiopia tends to conjure images of sprawling dusty deserts, bustling streets in Addis Ababa or the precipitous cliffs of the Simien Mountains – possibly with a distance runner bounding along in the background. Yet the country is also one of the most...

November 02, 2017

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New flank eruption at Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia

A fissure eruption at the SE flank of Ethiopia's most active volcano seems to be in progress approximately 7 km (4.3 miles) from the summit caldera and lava lake. "According to our local correspondents, the activity at the summit has decreased a lot, which...

January 25, 2017

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Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia

Unseasonal heavy rains have affected tens of thousands of people in southeastern Ethiopia over the last couple of days. As of early Wednesday, May 11, 2016, severe weather in the country suffering its worst drought in 5 decades claimed lives of at least 50 people....

May 11, 2016

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Three failed rainy seasons result in worst drought in 50 years, Ethiopia

Three failed rainy seasons have resulted in Ethiopia's worst drought in 50 years. The number of food insecure people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance has rapidly increased; from 2.9 million at the beginning of 2015 to over 10 million in March 2016. Over...

April 08, 2016

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Millions of people in urgent need of food as persistent drought continues, Ethiopia

The worst drought in the last 30 years continues affecting Ethiopia and millions of people are currently in urgent need of food aid, General Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary announced on January 31, 2016. According to UN figures, at least 10.2 million people require food...

February 02, 2016

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International experts analyze impacts of Ethiopian dam

According to present plans, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — now under construction across the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia — will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa, and one of the 12 largest in the world. But controversy has surrounded t

April 22, 2015

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Coffee Arabica could be extinct by the end of the century

Arabica coffee production is strongly (negative) influenced by accelerated climate change, and in most cases the outcome will be negative for the coffee industry.Wild Arabica coffee or Coffee Arabica could extinct due climate changes by the end of this century

November 17, 2012

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Cholera epidemic spreads in famine-hit Somalia

A cholera epidemic is spreading in famine-hit Somalia, with alarming numbers of cases among people driven to the capital Mogadishu by a lack of food and water, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Cholera outbreaks have now been confirmed in several regions,...

August 18, 2011

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Lava flows at Nabro volcano, Eritrea

Since the beginning of the recent eruption, a dense plume of water vapor, gas, and ash has concealed the summit of the Nabro volcano. New images from June 29 finally provided a nearly unimpeded view of the summit, where lava flowed out of the erupting vent and down...

July 01, 2011

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Close-Up images taken of remote Nabro's eruption

Eritrea's Nabro volcano has been erupting for a week, but few details of the event are known because of the volcano's remoteness. This pair of images are the first detailed ones taken of erupting vent and lava flows Nabro began erupting on June 12, and has...

June 30, 2011