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river, c.500 mi (805 km) long, central and SW Ethiopia. Rising in the highlands south of Mt. Gorochan, some 40 mi (64 km) ENE of Nekemte, it flows generally south, receiving the Gojeb and Gibe rivers before emptying into Lake TurkanaTurkana, Lake,
c.2,500 sq mi (6,475 sq km), NW Kenya and SW Ethiopia, E Africa, in the Great Rift Valley; alt. 1,230 ft (375 m). Surrounded by desolate, volcanic mountains, the 170-mi-long (274-km) alkaline lake is the focus of interior drainage and has no outlet; it is becoming
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. The lower Omo valley, containing grasslands, volcanic outcrops, and riverine forests, is a Unesco World Heritage site. Ethiopia is constructing five dams on the Omo for hydroelectric power and commercial agricultural irrigation; the 797-ft (243-m) Gibe III hydroelectric dam, the third, is one of the largest dams in Africa. Its construction has led to relocation of local communities that have depended on the Omo's annual floods for livestock grazing and crop production, and to a drop in Lake Turkana's water level.
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a river in Ethiopia, measuring approximately 800 km long. Originating in the heart of the Amhara Plateau, it flows primarily southward and empties into Lake Rudolf. Its valley is narrow in the mountains and widens considerably in the lower course. The riverbed has abrupt slopes, and there are numerous rapids. Maximum flow occurs in the summer rainy season.

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'We expect yields to remain pressured in the coming week, due to the higher clearing rate on the 1yr bill and with system liquidity being relatively squeezed by the CBN's OMO and FX interventions,' the stated in a note to clients.
Olabode now believes there could be a hundred elephants in Omo -- but their remarkable survival is under threat like never before as their forest home is in danger.
Title: The Omo Tag Agency: TBWA\Raad CCO: Walid Kanaan ECDs: Manuel Borde, Fouad Abdel Malak Art directors: Oswaldo Sa, Pedro Velasquez Copywriters: Leonardo Konjedic, Tarik Frank Motion graphic design: Lucas Pimenta
OMO is a financial instrument through which central banks buy and sell securities in the open market to expand or reduce the supply of money.
"The OMO amount stated above is indicative and RBI retains the flexibility to change it, depending on the evolving liquidity and market conditions," the central bank said.
OMO empowers the state government to assume full regulatory authority over the upstream and downstream aspects of the oil and gas industry, effective today.
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This is because waterflow from Omo River has been declining, with a knock-on effect on fish breeding, he says, noting that fish in the lake require deep water to breed."The government has to intervene because Gibe 4 will kill Lake Turkana completely," he says.
"Share a Touch of Love this Ramadan" with Omo and Comfort encourages people to donate clothes to the less fortunate during the holy month.
Once the settlement cash balance and net cash influence is calculated, the Bank conducts an OMO or transacts FX swaps to counter the effect of the daily cash flows.
It also stressed that the construction of the controversial dam in Ethiopia's Omo River cuts off the Omo River's regular floodingCU over which 100CU000 people rely on to water their crops and livestock and a further 100,000 depend on indirectly.
Built on the Omo River at a cost of $1.8bn, Gigel Gibe III is just 150km downstream from Gilgel Gibe II.