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Independent Innovation, Not Population Expansion, Responsible For Advanced Stone Age Tools

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A cache of new artifacts discovered at a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia reveals that Stone Age tools were not strictly an African invention that spread due to population expansion, but...

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2014-10-01 16:22:40

Wins Major Contract to Work in 15 Countries BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on Abt Associates' work to eradicate and reduce the burden of malaria across Africa, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Abt Associates a three-year, $268 million contract to continue work on the President's Malaria Initiative-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project. The AIRS 2 contract builds on Abt's current work on the AIRS project,...

2014-09-30 23:08:53

Friendly competition encourages students across Canada to join the fight against the disease. Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Rick Mercer and Plan Canada are once again bringing the fight against malaria to schools across Canada with the launch of the 8th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge. Championed by television personality Rick Mercer since 2007, the Student Challenge invites Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students to join a friendly competition to...

2014-09-30 23:01:28

Rerun Shoes aids The Greater Lowell Road Runners with their fundraising efforts by collecting gently used footwear to redistribute in Africa. The shoe recycling process also serves to employ the disabled in Holyoke MA and reduces the amount of waste in local landfills. Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Baystate Marathon is being held on October 19 in Lowell, MA. This year Rerun Shoes helps The Greater Lowell Road Runners raise money for their club and supply footwear for those in...

2014-09-30 12:27:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The producers of the upcoming feature drama "The Good Lie" have teamed up with organizations including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls' communities. This partnership represents a new wave in film and cause collaborations. UNICEF has played an integral role in the survival, protection and development of Sudan and South Sudan's children since 1965. The Good Lie Fund, the...

2014-09-29 12:35:25

DALLAS, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report offers an in-depth analysis of the "More Electric Aircraft Market by Technology (Power Electronics, Thermal Management, Safety Systems and Advanced Materials), Platform (Commercial, Military and UAV) & by Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East, Latin America and Africa) - Forecasts & Analysis to 2014-2020", the MEA equipment market is projected to reach $22548.59 Million by 2020, growing at a high CAGR...

2014-09-29 12:21:18

Funds to Support Efforts of Samaritan's Purse and UNICEF in West Africa NASHVILLE, Tenn. and TOKYO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bridgestone Group (Bridgestone) today announced it will donate one million dollars (USD) to critical efforts underway in Liberia and the region to combat the Ebola outbreak. Specifically, $500,000 will be paid to Samaritan's Purse by Bridgestone Americas, Inc. for work in Liberia, while Bridgestone Corporation will donate $500,000 (JPY 54 million) to...

2014-09-26 23:07:06

PEOPLECERT (http://www.peoplecert.org) has today announced the appointment of Mr. Bilal Sabouni as Director for the Middle East, Africa & Asia (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 PEOPLECERT (http://www.peoplecert.org) has today announced the appointment of Mr. Bilal Sabouni as Director for the Middle East, Africa & Asia. Currently based at PEOPLECERT’s operational headquarters in Athens, Bilal will help identify new global business opportunities and bolster PEOPLECERT’s effort to...

2014-09-25 08:31:16

The combination of big data, mobility and cloud will have the greatest impact on market dynamics CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although big data is a rapidly growing buzzword in the African ICT market, the technology's actual application is not properly understood. Enterprises are gaining access to more data sources and collecting vast amounts of data, but the key challenge is finding a way to effectively utilise and, ultimately, monetise this information....

2014-09-25 04:20:18

LONDON, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Shipping Initiative - made up of Shell, BP, Maersk, Stena and Japanese shipping companies NYK, MOL and "K" Line - today announced it has given $1.5 million of additional funds to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project to improve the lives of Somalis and security for seafarers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/708339-a ) (Photo:...

2014-09-23 16:20:47

CHICAGO, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World's largest commercial aviation event heads to Africa for the first time in 2015 As a record-breaking World Routes event in Chicago draws to a close, the Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago have officially handed the event over to the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The 21st World Route Development Forum will take place in KwaZulu-Natal's coastal City of Durban, South Africa at its majestic...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Delalande’s Coua, Coua delalandei
2014-09-11 11:30:30

Delalande’s Coua (Coua delalandei), known also as the Snail-Eating Coua and Delalande’s Coucal, is an extinct species of non-parasitic cuckoo from Madagascar. It only was known to science as an extant bird for a rather short time during the early 19th century. There is some disagreement regarding the area of occurrence. Although there were reports that the bird was also found in the area of Fito and Maroantsetra along with near Toamasina, the coastal areas of northern Toamasina Province,...

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...

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