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2014-09-03 08:24:27

Regional interconnections and oil discoveries to drive industry growth in the region CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and East Africa represents the second-fastest growing region within Africa. However, East Africa's power sector is highly underdeveloped and has the lowest electricity access rate on the continent. Further, electricity demand is projected to grow faster than the expected expansion rate...

2014-09-03 04:22:46

Frost & Sullivan believes that the DjIX will strengthen the DDC's leading position in the East African data center market CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the data centre market, Frost & Sullivan recognises the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) with the 2014 East Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. The DDC is the first and only data centre facility in East Africa with access to all major international fibre...

2014-09-02 23:09:11

After extensive work in west and southern Africa, Got Produce? ® has now expanded into East Africa and has signed their first Franchisee in Tanzania near the bustling port of Dar es Salaam. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Got Produce?® announces today their newest franchisee, Monitrac International, DBA Got Produce?® Tanzania. After extensive work in west and southern Africa, Got Produce? ® has now expanded into East Africa and has signed their first...

2014-09-02 08:23:58

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame on Saturday August 30 joined residents of Cyeru village, on the outskirts of Rwanda's capital Kigali, to dig a 16KM trench through which water will be extended to over 2000 people. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/141837 He rolled sleeves and dug into the mud with a hoe for an hour. After digging, he told the sweaty, but cheerful residents, that progress Rwanda has achieved is a result...

2014-09-01 23:03:22

Cifrasegura has partnered with FileCatalyst to provide accelerated file transfer software throughout Portugal and Portugese speaking Africa. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., an Emmy® Award winning pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce a new channel partnership with Cifrasegura to address accelerated file transfer needs throughout Portugal and...

2014-09-01 16:24:49

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Precious Metals Mining in Botswana to 2020 - a Focus on the Diamond Industry https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2348800/Precious-Metals-Mining-in-Botswana-to-2020---a-Focus-on-the-Diamond-Industry.html Synopsis The 'Precious Metals Mining in Botswana to 2020 - a Focus on the Diamond Industry' report comprehensively covers the country's historical and forecast data on diamond production,...

2014-09-01 16:22:55

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Coronary Arteriosclerosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/703975/Coronary-Arteriosclerosis-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.html Coronary Arteriosclerosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Coronary Arteriosclerosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Coronary...

2014-09-01 16:22:40

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Sickle Cell Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/689745/Sickle-Cell-Disease-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.html Sickle Cell Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Sickle Cell Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Sickle Cell Disease clinical trial...

2014-09-01 16:22:23

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Fatty Liver Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/617103/Fatty-Liver-Disease-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.html Fatty Liver Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Fatty Liver Disease Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Fatty Liver Disease clinical trial...

2014-09-01 08:22:36

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. ("MEASAT") announced today an agreement with Onlime GmbH ("Onlime") for additional transponder capacity on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite. Under the terms of the agreement, Onlime expands capacity on AFRICASAT-1a to support their continuous growth in the African markets. Onlime, that brought together CET Teleport and the Limeline Group earlier this year, operates one of the...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.