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2014-08-06 12:25:25

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Living on a paradise island has always been your dream? Don't look any further. Mauritius is the right destination. Located in the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small tropical island, only 12 hours of flight from Paris. Since a couple of years, this heavenly destination has attracted a wide number of French expatriates who have wisely chosen to settle on the island. (According to current...

2014-08-06 08:42:41

Africa's first Science Hack Day will unite designers, developers and scientists to explore new scientific concepts ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters EndNote, the leading software for researchers, librarians and students to manage bibliographies, citations and references, today announced a collaboration with Science Hack Day - a global grassroots movement aimed at empowering scientific innovation--to bring the event to Africa. The continent's first-ever...

2014-08-06 08:41:48

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global M-Commerce 2014: Smartphones & Tabletshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/handsets_devices/smartphones/global_m_commerce_2014_smartphones_tablets.html 1.) M-Commerce increasing rapidly worldwideA new report by Hamburg-based secondary research organization yStats.com, "Global M-Commerce 2014: Smartphones and Tablets", covers the latest trends and developments in mobile shopping....

2014-08-05 23:00:58

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Commerce Department hosting the event. GILSUM, N.H. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bill Whyte, CEO and founder of the W.S. Badger Co. Inc., a leader in the natural personal care category, will attend the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum August 5, a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent. Held at the Mandarin Oriental in the District of Columbia, the forum is part of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest any U.S....

2014-08-05 16:24:33

- Comprehensive plan will help support 2015 launch of Audi A3 Sportback e-tron® plug-in hybrid HERNDON, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America today announced the launch of Audi energy®, a comprehensive program designed to help improve the electric vehicle ownership experience and reduce the carbon footprint that comes with vehicle production, distribution and driving. Audi energy will be available with the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid vehicle offered by the brand -...

2014-08-05 16:22:03

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Energy & Infrastructure ("ACEI") announced today that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC"), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, has approved up to $50 million in direct financing to support construction and operation of the Azura-Edo power plant project near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria. The Azura-Edo power project is a 459MW open cycle gas turbine power station that begins...

2014-08-05 12:20:55

Low Fares From New York & Washington, DC to Johannesburg, South Africa FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, launched the "Fares So Low, You Gotta Go" sale, with low fares starting at $899* round-trip (restrictions apply) from New York-JFK Airport and Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa. These fares, which include taxes and fees, are available for purchase now through Aug. 17 for...

2014-08-05 08:28:56

LONDON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:World Paint & Coatings Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/chemicals/paints/world_paint_coatings_market.htmlGlobal demand to rise 5.2% annually through 2017Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.2 percent per year to 51.6 million metric tons in 2017, valued at $186 billion. Advances will be driven by a strong rebound in global building construction spending, particularly...

2014-08-05 08:21:06

Glenn Bolduc joins President Barack Obama, African leaders, and leading U.S. and African CEOs in an event focused on strengthening commercial and business ties between the U.S. and Africa WILMINGTON, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced its CEO Glenn D. Bolduc has been invited to attend the U.S.-Africa Business Forum on Tuesday,...

2014-08-05 00:20:14

Foundation's focus on corporate social innovation helps put people on the path to prosperity WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Caterpillar Foundation, supported by Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), continues working to alleviate poverty worldwide, including on the African continent, through a series of investments. Since 2010 alone, corporate social innovation has driven the Caterpillar Foundation to invest $30 million in African programs that address access to clean water,...


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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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