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2014-02-24 08:35:42

BARCELONA, Spain, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insights will enable Airtel Africa create tailored travel and roaming experiences for customers Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and Mobileum, Inc. (formerly known as Roamware), a leading Telco Big Data Analytics company have announced the start of an innovative Analytics project which will enable a deeper understanding of...

2014-02-24 00:20:49

LONDON, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is currently a significant opportunity for Nigerians as a result of the massive investments being made in the power sector, and that is human-capacity building within the sector itself. Engineers head many of the major public and private sector organisations across Africa, and in Nigeria it is no different. "It is an exceptional time in Nigeria for business leaders, but equally for the business leaders of tomorrow. With...

2014-02-21 23:24:19

Children have fun while learning about common idioms with the newly released coloring page from DiscoBratz. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb, or so the saying goes. Now DiscoBratz offers a new way for parents to talk with children weather and common idioms with the new "In Like a Lion" coloring page. The tough March lion isn't nearly as scary when he spends time with his best friend, the cuddly March lamb....

2014-02-21 23:00:39

MarketResearchReports.Biz includes new market research report "Cardiac Arrest Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" to its huge collection of research reports. (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Cardiac Arrest Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Cardiac Arrest clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Cardiac Arrest. It includes an overview...

Origin Of Deadly Human Malaria Parasite Linked To Primates In Africa
2014-02-21 14:47:20

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. Until recently, the closest genetic relatives of human P. vivax were found only in Asian macaques, leading researchers to believe that P. vivax originated in Asia. The study, led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...

2014-02-20 23:25:54

Global Consortium of Scientists Achieve Research Breakthrough to Make Sorghum Crop More Nutritious; will Contribute to Food and Nutrition Security JOHNSTON, Iowa (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 DuPont today announced an important step toward introducing pro-vitamin A (beta carotene) into sorghum, a staple food in Africa which is naturally deficient in key nutrients. Not only has the level of pro-vitamin A been improved to levels that result in delivery of 100 percent of the daily vitamin A...

2014-02-20 12:24:58

Neil skillfully brings Africa to life while tackling our most disheartening affairs MAITLAND, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mike Neil's new book, The Miracle of Africa ($26.99, paperback, 9781628397512; $9.99, e-book, 9781628397529) covers a multitude of topics that readers wrestle with on a day-to-day basis. The book contains a masterful story that interweaves the difficulties of these big life questions in the midst of adventure. Matters such as life and death, the...

2014-02-20 08:33:31

LONDON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: World Elevators Market World demand to rise nearly 6% annually through 2017Global demand for elevator equipment (including elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and associated parts) and services was $86 billion in 2012. Demand is projected to grow almost six percent annually through 2017, a deceleration from the pace of the 2007-2012 period, when gains were fueled by explosive...

2014-02-20 08:31:03

LONDON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:World Well Stimulation Materials Market Unconventional resources development to fuel demandGlobal demand for well stimulation materials is expected to register doubledigit annual growth through 2017, boosted by high oil prices, efforts to maximize productivity of wells both old and new, and a shift in activity to shale formations and other unconventional production environments, where...

Proconsul
2014-02-20 07:52:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Definitive evidence of the environment where the early ape Proconsul lived on Rusinga Island, Kenya, has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by Baylor University. This discovery will provide new data to help researchers understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage. The groundbreaking findings, published in Nature Communications,...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

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...

Micro Frog, Microbatrachella Capensis
2013-07-16 12:33:22

The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...

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