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2014-02-14 08:20:50

DUBLIN, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lfthhz/tires_global ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Tires Market" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) 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...

2014-02-13 16:22:18

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Crude Oil Refining Industry in Middle East and Africa: Market Data and Business Intelligence of All Operational and New Build RefineriesRefiningWorld's downstream energy sector report, "Crude Oil Refining Industry in Middle East and Africa: Market Data and Business Intelligence of All Operational and New Build Refineries" is a complete source of information on Middle East and Africa crude...

2014-02-13 12:22:28

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Future of Africa Oil Refining Market to 2015 - Forecasts and Insights into Africa Refining Markets, Companies, Refineries The Future of Africa Oil Refining Market to 2015- Forecasts and Insights into Africa Refining Markets, Companies and Refineries is a complete source of information and analysis on Africa refining industry and is a compulsory source for all industry professionals...

2014-02-13 12:21:47

HEREFORD, England, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global communications provider, today announced the successful implementation of its project with SAPETRO (South Atlantic Petroleum), one of Nigeria's major oil and gas upstream companies with new operations in Benin, which includes the installation of a full suite of SkyVision connectivity solutions in Benin and the ongoing management of the project. The 5-year contract consists of...

2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-12 12:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Yesterday, the U.S. Administration announced its timely decision to enact a ban on the import and domestic commercial trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn as a major step to counter the mass slaughter of elephants across much of Africa. Up to 50,000 African elephants were killed in 2013 to feed demand for ivory in China and Japan, but also in the United...

2014-02-12 08:29:53

Study finds significant reduction in post-traumatic stress disorder among African war refugees using Transcendental Meditation(TM) NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- African war refugees who practiced Transcendental Meditation(TM) (TM) had significant reductions in post-traumatic stress symptoms within 10 days, according to a new study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (February 2014, Volume 27/pp. 112-115)...

Has The Mystery Of New World Bottle Gourds Finally Been Solved?
2014-02-11 11:49:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known to early Native Americans as a canteen or storage container, the bottle gourd was once considered an essential accessory. Since wild versions of the gourd don’t grow in the Americas, scientists have long wondered how it originated in the New World. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) has found an answer: it floated across the ocean from Africa. "The bottle gourd's always been...

2014-02-10 23:24:58

The DDC pioneers new Internet Exchange Point to Enhance Data Center and Gateway Hub Services in East Africa. Djibouti City, Djibouti (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today that it has launched a new Internet Exchange point at its data center facility in Djibouti. The new IXP will allow existing customers, carriers, ISPs, and others to keep local traffic in East Africa local by reducing the need to exchange traffic at other peering points outside of...

2014-02-10 12:24:11

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:World ROV Operations Market Forecast 2013-2017ROV Work-Class Operations Expenditure to Grow by 80%From 2013 to 2017 Douglas-Westwood forecast total ROV operations expenditure of approximately $9.7 billion (bn), an increase of nearly 80% over the previous five-year period ($5.4bn) in this sixth edition of the World ROV Operations Market Forecast.Author, Kathryn Symes, commented, "Drilling...


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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