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2014-07-04 04:20:53

The company has created outstanding customer value by focusing on innovation, excellence and partnerships CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the online retail services industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Mahindra Comviva with the 2014 Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Mahindra Comviva revolutionised the digital music market in Africa by not only providing a superior technology platform for end users, but...

2014-07-03 23:04:09

The World Vision Experience "Kisongo Trek" Tour is an interactive exhibit that gives visitors a true day-in-the-life experience of one child in the Maasai community of Tanzania. The exhibit won first place at the 2014 PRO Awards for "Best Vehicle-Based Campaign." Madison Heights, MI (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The World Vision Experience “Kisongo Trek” mobile tour was named the Gold winner in the category of Best Vehicle-Based Campaign at the 2014 PRO Awards Gala on June...

2014-07-03 12:22:09

JOHANNESBURG, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sasol Limited (Sasol) announced a joint pre-feasibility study for a large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which will be based on gas from the Rovuma Basin in Northern Mozambique. The study, which is being conducted in conjunction with Mozambique's national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and Italian multinational, Eni, will assess the viability and benefits of such a plant to the region. The...

2014-07-02 16:26:39

ALBANY, New York, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Printer Market - Africa Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the printer market in Africa was worth USD 2,300.0 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 4,181.3 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2013 to 2019. Within Africa, South Africa was the largest market for printers in 2012. The growth is...

2014-07-01 16:25:09

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Nasopharyngeal Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/drug_discovery/nasopharyngeal_cancer_global_clinical_trials_review_h1_2014.html Nasopharyngeal Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Nasopharyngeal Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Nasopharyngeal...

2014-07-01 16:22:51

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Ammunition Market by Types (Large Caliber, Medium Caliber and Small Caliber, Artillery, Mortar), by Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Africa) - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 - 2020" to its store. DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global ammunitions market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of types, geography, and countries for the forecast period 2013 to 2020. In the report, five major types...

2014-07-01 12:21:35

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline and JetBlue Airways have begun code share operations on SAA's flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Dakar, Senegal. JetBlue is now placing its "B6" code on SAA-operated flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Dakar, Senegal in West Africa. Customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary will benefit from having a single ticket combining JetBlue...

2014-07-01 08:27:58

Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) to Host Coordinated Rallies on July 5 Calling for International Support to Bring Back Kidnapped Girls WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 5, 2014, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) in the Americas will host a series of simultaneous rallies, called #UnitedAgainstBokoHaram to #BringBackOurGirls. The rallies will show a united front against the terrorist organization Boko Haram and call for the citizens and...

2014-06-30 08:29:36

Trends and technologies driving change in the way we do business will be unveiled at Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2014: Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2014: Africa congress returns for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 14 August at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The central theme of the one-day congress "Disrupt, Collapse and Transform" will focus on key trends and technologies driving change in the way we do...

2014-06-27 23:08:45

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new tour, Namibia Sampler: Wildlife, Birding, and Spectacular Scenery, running September 13 - 25, 2014. Designed in partnership with Birding Africa, a leader in ornithology tours, travelers will uncover Namibia’s incredible biodiversity and striking landscapes in the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife parks. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 “Our partnership with...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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