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2014-02-06 12:24:01

DUBLIN, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8cp3fs/industrial_valves) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis on the International Industrial Valves 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...

Fossilized Teeth Show Bat Family Belongs To Primitive Lineage, Had Broad Range
2014-02-06 10:01:59

Duke University Today, Madagascar sucker-footed bats live nowhere outside their island home, but new research shows that hasn't always been the case. The discovery of two extinct relatives in northern Egypt suggests the unusual creatures, which evolved sticky footpads to roost on slick surfaces, are primitive members of a group of bats that evolved in Africa and ultimately went on to flourish in South America. A team of researchers described the two bat species from several sets of...

2014-02-06 00:23:01

Expects to reach thousands of African students for Big Data, analytics and cloud skills training, education and recruiting LAGOS, Nigeria and NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new IT knowledge-building initiatives that will enable the existing and future workforce to develop new analytics, cloud and data skills crucial to the continent's economic growth and social development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Today's...

2014-02-06 00:22:44

$100M "Project Lucy" Initiative Heralds New Era of Data-Driven Development LAGOS, Nigeria and NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world's fastest growing continent. Dubbed "Project Lucy" after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative, giving scientists and...

2014-02-05 08:23:03

Offering robust, cost-efficient and flexible solutions will garner a strong lead for market participants CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Substantial growth in energy demand and policy changes to decrease gas flaring are driving new power plants installation in Africa and fuelling the uptake of gas turbines. While lack of infrastructure and financial constraints slowed down market growth in the past, the current expansion rate of over 8 percent per annum is expected to...

2014-02-04 23:32:03

CMT’s inaugural Cassava World Africa opens in Lusaka, Zambia on 20-21 March 2014 to showcase the transformation of cassava from a staple food to a commercial crop used in production of flour, beer, feed, starch and as source for bioenergy. Lusaka, Zambia (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 His Excellency Honorable Robert K.K. Sichinga, MP & Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia will inaugurate Cassava World Africa conference that will unveil opportunities and challenges in...

2014-02-05 00:21:14

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the visit to the Middle East by Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., the Company announced the opening of its regional head office for the Middle East and Africa located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Card also attended the launch celebration in Saudi Arabia for the new city of Wa'ad Al Shamal. The opening of the office, an important milestone in SNC-Lavalin's development, coincides with a...

2014-02-04 23:04:50

Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI), Nokero International, Ltd., and Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks celebrate a trilateral city relationship between Nairobi, Denver, and Kunming. The Sister Cities sponsored the reconstruction of the Madaraka Primary School. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 On January 20, 2014, Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) and Nokero International, Ltd. celebrated the inauguration of a sustainable water system and the use of solar light bulbs in...

2014-02-04 08:34:50

LONDON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting clinical trial scenario. This report...

2014-02-03 20:20:24

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that Steve Guidry, VAALCO's Chief Executive Officer, will present at EnerCom's The Oil & Services Conference in San Francisco at the Omni San Francisco hotel on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO) Listeners can access the webcast at http://www.enercominc.com/the-oil-and-services-conference/webcast/. A copy of...


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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