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2014-02-19 23:01:10

Africa is now under extreme pressure to legalize same sex marriage. The basic question considered in this book is whether African countries should compromise their sovereign rights by endorsing a behavior which it considered culturally unacceptable in order to receive economic aid. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Since 1994, United Nations has come out to speak against abuses that target lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Many African countries, nevertheless, have...

2014-02-19 12:48:09

A second study by World Health Organization suggests keeping vaccines at ambient temperatures during campaigns could cut storage and transportation costs in half The first mass vaccination campaign conducted in Africa with a vaccine that does not require constant refrigeration succeeded in providing complete coverage while ensuring the vaccine stayed viable even in ambient temperatures up to 39°C (102.2°F), according to a study published online today in the journal Vaccine. Conducted...

2014-02-19 12:21:13

DUBLIN, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2bmnmw/commercial ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Commercial Aircraft Leasing Market" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Commercial Aircraft Leasing in US$ Million and Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America,...

2014-02-19 08:23:08

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Leone Asset Management, Inc., (Pink Sheets: LEON) announced it has signed an MOU to acquire the lease, operational and managerial control of a second granite quarry in Sierra Leone. Leone Asset intends to complete all final due diligence and complete the acquisition within 15 days. Tony Khodadad, President of Leone Asset stated, "Last month we announced that we had signed an MOU for the operational rights to a 89.4-acre granite...

2014-02-18 23:04:51

TechCabal.com, in partnership with Stanbic IBTC, iROKING, Jobberman, Konga, Etisalat and more offer the largest startup prize of $20,000 to Nigerian tech startups in their TechCabal Battlefield competition. Lagos (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Nigeria's leading tech blog, TechCabal has searched out young Nigerian tech startups to compete for fame, glory and the ultimate prize of $20,000 -- the largest reward of its kind for tech startups in Nigeria ever. After a rigorous selection process,...

2014-02-18 16:23:04

A Back-Stage Pass to South America's Legendary Dakar Rally TORONTO and SAN JUAN DE PIRQUE, Chile, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012 David Mills joined a Chilean team competing in South America's legendary Dakar Rally. For three grueling weeks he lived with the tight-knit Dakar community as they battled the most brutal conditions imaginable in what is the ultimate in long-distance off-road competition. Racing 9,000 kilometers across unmarked mountain valleys and shifting desert...

2014-02-18 08:22:42

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile telecommunications industry is driving economic growth and enabling the development of a higher and safer standard of living in Africa. Unfortunately, many will miss this opportunity by not making the required cultural adaptations required to participate. Even though the continent is poised to be the next global success story, very few companies are prepared to navigate the challenges; the African mobile telecom market will grow...

2014-02-18 08:21:04

DUBAI, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ghana's Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral GW Biekro, is convening a conference of senior international Admirals and naval experts to find solutions to further providing security in the Gulf of Guinea. Attending, the Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa (CAMSA) summit on 17-20 March in Accra, will include Ghana's Vice President, Minister of Defence and Chiefs of all military services. Admirals from the EU, South Africa and...

2014-02-14 23:01:17

Futty Danso, Portland Timbers Defender, and Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City will host a benefit on behalf of The Brikama Society on February 20, 2014 from 5 PM to 7 PM. All proceeds raised from the BBQ and items donated will go to benefit The Brikama Hospital in The Gambia. Oregon City, OR (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Heart of Caring is strong at Avamere Rehabilitation of Oregon City according to the skilled nursing campus’s administrator, Nate Dawson. “I’m inspired by the...

2014-02-14 23:00:09

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Bakery Product Markets in Africa to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts" to its huge collection of research reports. Full Report at http://www.researchmoz.us/bakery-product-markets-in-africa-to-2018-market-size-trends-and-forecasts-report.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 This industry data report package offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

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...

Africa
2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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