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2014-06-20 23:06:32

New Goway Africa discounts offer a safari adventure for every budget. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The Africa Experts at Goway Travel are offering hefty discounts on one of their most popular air-inclusive South Africa adventures. Meanwhile, those really wanting to get out there will save up to $1000 per person on the company’s East Africa Safari. A prime destination for any traveller’s first safari tour, South Africa is a well-developed, progressive country with solid tourist...

2014-06-20 23:02:10

ReportsnReports.com adds “Africa - Internet and Fixed Broadband Market” report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 A number of new international submarine cable links connecting nations on Africa’s east and west coast have considerably improved internet access to the continent. Terrestrial links have enabled land-locked countries to benefit from this connectivity by dramatically reducing the cost of services for telcos and customers alike. The new WASACE...

2014-06-20 08:23:45

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gertler Family Foundation [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) has distributed three tons of emergency humanitarian supplies to some of the most vulnerable among the more than 130,000 Congolese recently expelled from neighboring Republic of Congo. During the past seven weeks, government authorities in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, have daily forced out of the...

2014-06-20 08:23:10

IBM's Corporate Service Corps pro bono consulting teams complete engagements in Ghana, Kenya and Morocco ARMONK, N.Y., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teams of IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts completing month-long pro bono consulting assignments in Africa recommended strategies to the leadership of Ghana, Kenya and Morocco to help improve critical public health and workforce development efforts in those countries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO The 42 IBM specialists...

2014-06-19 16:27:33

Unique Tool Commissioned by DuPont and Developed by Economist Intelligence Unit Finds a Captive Audience in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agribusiness leaders, attending the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, were the beneficiaries of an in-depth review and tutorial on the recently launched Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Commissioned by agricultural leader DuPont, the Global Food...

2014-06-19 16:27:29

West African Nation hosts Conference for a Second Time MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Equatorial Guinea will welcome leaders from the African continent and around the world at the 23(rd) African Union Summit (AUS) to be held in the capital city of Malabo on June 20-27, 2014. Under the theme "Agriculture and Food Security," the conference will serve as a frame for members seeking commitments to increase and improve agricultural...

2014-06-18 16:25:49

Dialogue on Nutrition and Agricultural Research Spans African Continent CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) have convened the Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. Beginning with a two day symposium for students pursuing agribusiness careers, the Forum is framed by three overarching themes - The Talent Factor, Noble Ambition...

2014-06-18 16:25:13

A diverse range of top business leaders headline the host committee WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a message from Dale Jones, President of Diversified Search: A highly influential group of leaders representing African and African-American political, business and international trade communities will host the first annual "Gathering of Pan-African Leaders" at the Mayflower Hotel on Monday, August 4, 2014. The dinner and reception will be held in advance of the...

2014-06-18 12:24:54

DALLAS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Oil Country Tubular Goods Market by Grade (API, Premium), by Product (Seamless, ERW) & by Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", defines and segments the global Oil Country Tubular Goods Market with analysis and forecasts of the global revenue. The OCTG Market is estimated to grow from over $41.8 Billion in 2014 to nearly $59 Billion by...

2014-06-18 12:23:18

Porsche Ranks Highest among Nameplates for a Second Consecutive Year; WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of problems experienced by new-vehicle owners has increased from the previous year, as automakers continued to be challenged when introducing sophisticated technologies in new vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study(SM) (IQS) released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130605/LA26502LOGO The study, now in...


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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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