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2014-10-22 12:23:11

LAVAZZA AND SLOW FOOD SIDE WITH THE EARTH DEFENDERS: AFRICA, DEFENDING THE LAND, FOOD AND TRADITION IN 12 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE MCCURRY TURIN, Italy, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 Lavazza Calendar - produced in collaboration with Slow Food, featuring photographs by Steve McCurry and creative direction by Armando Testa - is a photographic journey through the stories of everyday heroism of the Earth Defenders. From Nadia, the proud argan oil paladine in Morocco, to...

2014-10-22 08:34:58

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame says individual countries cannot develop with closed borders, urging the East African region to overcome the colonial mindset to be able to increase trade. Kagame was speaking at the annual East Africa Business Summit, attended by business executives and governments from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Chairperson of East African community (EAC), attended the...

2014-10-22 00:20:44

- Announces intention to restate second quarter 2014 results HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that it is refocusing its business strategy under the leadership of John T. McNabb, II, newly elected Chief Executive Officer, and a restructured management team. The Company has identified approximately $22.0 to $24.0 million in deterioration of a significant pipeline construction project in the Company's Northeast regional...

2014-10-21 23:12:59

Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston fertigation company, has joined a team of professionals in Ghana to implement Sustainable Agriculture with the goal of increasing crop production for family farmers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A group of professional business men have formed a team and are launching a new company in Ghana, West Africa. This newly formed organization aims to implement sustainable agriculture, to help local family farmers...

2014-10-21 23:02:35

New research study “Smart Airports Market by Application (Landside, Terminal-Side and airside application), Technology (Security System, Communication System, Air / Ground Traffic Control, Passenger, Baggage & Cargo System and Other Technologies) & by Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America & Africa and the Middle East) - Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020” elaborated by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at MarketPublishers.com....

2014-10-21 20:23:33

LONDON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy of the Middle East countries grew from 3% to more than 5% in 2012 and the inflation rate has remained relatively constant. This gives the consumer more money in hand to spend on products from the markets. Packaging and Lifestyle issues go hand in hand. Middle East has one of the highest GDP per capita, so the consumers have more disposable income to spend on e-commerce retail, luxury retail and retail in stores. With the increase in...

2014-10-21 12:22:12

New Destination Travel Trade Show To Open Business Opportunities FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist On Show Solutions, have introduced a new marketing platform for North American travel suppliers that represent tourism destinations, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels & resorts, cruise lines and sightseeing attractions in the U.S. &...

2014-10-20 08:37:07

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power [http://africa.aggreko.com/products-services/power-overview ] and temperature control [http://africa.aggreko.com/products-services/temperature-overview ] services, has announced that its highly successful 'Aggreko University' technical training programme has been expanded beyond Ivory Coast to now draw students from across seven Central and West African...

2014-10-20 08:35:17

Support for The ONE Campaign will sustain response to Ebola crisis and support education and advocacy to strengthen health systems across Africa PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the Ebola crisis, the Caterpillar Foundation announced today that it will provide an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment made to The ONE Campaign for its advocacy work in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa, particularly to boost the...

2014-10-16 20:23:02

LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Chloroprene Rubber in Thousand Metric Tons the following End-Use Applications: Industrial Rubber Products, Adhesive, Automobile Products, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Mount Bisoke
2014-10-04 17:51:30

Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like all of the...

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...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.