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  • Even before accepting his first job, in the Sudanese Political Service, Thesiger had marked his card by financing an expedition through the forbidden sultanate of Aussa in eastern Ethiopia to find the source of the Awash River.

    Drawn to Harsh Places

  • We had a wonderful expedition on the Awash River for five days, studying flora and fauna and hacking our way through rain forests, climbing slippery hillsides to visit orangutan sanctuaries and walk with Komodo dragons.

    One From The Hart

  • No irrigated land has reportedly been abandoned due to salinity so far, but salinity problems are being observed in irrigated lands along the Awash River.

    Water profile of Ethiopia

  • The team screened the loose surface material and hauled tens of thousands of pebbles, stones and fossils to the nearby Awash River for cleaning.

    New Species Found

  • The earliest known skeleton of a potential human ancestor, Ardi was assembled from bone and tooth fragments painstakingly uncovered in the arid lands along the Awash River in Ethiopia, starting in 1992.

    Reader -

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science, having unearthed the first Ardipithicus remains in 1992, by the end of 1993 scientists had identified the bones of 17 hominid fossils retrieved from a cluster of localities West of the Awash River, within the Afar Depression in Aramis, Ethiopia.

    Planet Atheism

  • There is no electricity, no health centre or school, and the only water available is the nearby Awash River.

    American Chronicle

  • The Koka Dam on the Awash River was completed in 1960 with an initial capacity of 1.8 billion m3 and remains as a major source of hydroelectric power in the country.

    American Chronicle


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