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Study Shows Meerkats Darker Side Is Secret To Their Success

Study Shows Meerkats' Darker Side Is Secret To Their Success

University of Edinburgh The darker side of meerkats – which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren – is explained in a new study. Research into the desert creatures – which live in groups with a...

Latest Africa Stories

2014-07-24 12:25:54

Luxury Small Group, Private and Tailor-Made Custom Safaris KEENE, N.H., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alexander+Roberts (formerly General Tours World Traveler) has announced the publication of a 68-page Africa safari catalog for 2015-2016. "We've been sharing Africa with our travelers for 40 years," notes company president Robert Drumm, "and with exponential growth over the past few years, it was time for us to expand our offerings and publish a catalog devoted to Africa."...

2014-07-24 08:40:11

Bytes to roll out Unisys Edge Service Management solution to deliver cost-effective IT support services for its business units and customers across Africa BLUE BELL, Pa., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Bytes Technology Group, a subsidiary of South Africa-based Altron and the largest IT services provider on the African continent, has chosen the Edge Service Management by Unisys solution to provide timely, cost-effective IT support services...

2014-07-24 08:37:06

PEORIA, Ill., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced profit per share of $1.57 for the second quarter of 2014, an increase from $1.45 per share in the second quarter of 2013. The second quarter of 2014 included a negative impact of $0.12 per share for previously announced restructuring activities. Excluding restructuring costs, profit per share was $1.69. Second-quarter 2014 sales and revenues were $14.150 billion, slightly lower than second-quarter...

2014-07-23 23:18:45

Staying in line with the Edusei Foundation's goal of developing the youth for a better future; the foundation, founded by Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei, donated much-needed items to the Kumasi Children's Home. Before departing, the foundation interacted with the children and offered words of encouragement. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The donation from the Edusei Foundation was greatly appreciated by the staff and children of the facility. In a feat of strategic engineering, such assistance...

2014-07-23 23:14:53

When You're at a Crossroads in Life: Searching for a Change in Our World Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 It all started as a meeting of souls from Africa and Europe in an attempt to find common ground. Willem de Liefde wanted to help family, friends and colleagues find themselves at the crossroads of their lives or careers. Willem wrote The Ego’s Echo for those who are willing to dig deeper and look beyond the surface of things. It is an invitation to go on a...

2014-07-23 23:03:06

The EHV transmission global market is expected to grow approximately $14 billion by 2019 at a CAGR of over 5% from 2014 to 2019. As per the analysis, Asia-Pacific is the biggest market, followed by the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Americas regions (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/ehv-transmission-market-25489426.html). (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 This report defines and segments the "EHV Transmission Market by System and Geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle...

2014-07-23 16:26:42

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Partial Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2243634/Partial-Seizure-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlPartial Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Partial Seizure Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Partial Seizure clinical trial scenario. This report provides...

2014-07-23 16:26:32

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Intracerebral Hemorrhage Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2243630/Intracerebral-Hemorrhage-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlIntracerebral Hemorrhage Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Intracerebral Hemorrhage Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Intracerebral Hemorrhage...

2014-07-23 12:34:15

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Elevators and Escalators - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Elevators and Escalators in Units by the following Product Segments: Elevators (Gearless Elevators, Geared Elevators, & Hydraulic Elevators), Escalators (Moving Stairways {Heavy-Duty Transit &...

2014-07-23 12:32:49

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2243628/Hypoxic-Ischemic-Encephalopathy-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlHypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Working horse
2014-06-14 10:44:57

The Fouta is a breed of horse originating from Senegal, West Africa. Also known as the Foutanke, the horse was developed from crossing the Fleuve and M’Bayer breeds resulting in a light work horse. The Fleuve horse is also found in Senegal, West Africa. This light horse was bred from crossing Barb horses with local ponies. The M’Bayer also evolved from the Barb horse and originated in the Baol region of Senegal. This breed is usually bay or chestnut. The average horse in Senegal is...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Neanderthals
2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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