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The Red Sea Is An Ocean Like All Others
2014-05-07 03:44:56

GEOMAR GEOMAR researchers specify models for the birth of the youngest world ocean Actually, the Red Sea is an ideal study object for marine geologists. There they can observe the formation of an ocean in its early phase. However, the Red Sea seemed to go through a different birthing process than the other oceans. Now, Scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah were able to show that salt glaciers have distorted the...

2014-05-07 12:32:29

SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between SkyPower Global and FAS Energy, signs agreements with both the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Delta State Government for the development, construction and operation of 3,000 MW of solar PV projects at an estimated cost of US$5 billion. ABUJA, Nigeria, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SkyPower FAS Energy signed agreements with both the Federal Republic of Nigeria Government and the Delta State of Nigeria Government for the development...

2014-05-07 08:23:11

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa's electricity metering market will see the fastest growth of any region in the world over the next decade. The total market will reach 63.3 million electricity meters and its value will grow 234% to $9.9 billion cumulatively by 2024. African countries' high GDP growth rates, ambitious electrification programs and progressive deployments of prepaid metering will drive the market, according to a new study published today by...

2014-05-07 04:21:32

Poor Investor Strategy Limits Economic Growth in Africa, Shows Research from FTI Consulting LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable economic growth in Africa will require a step change in approach from both investors and governments, according to new research released today by FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value. The research reveals major shortfalls in the way...

2014-05-06 16:37:41

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended March 28, 2014. Financial Highlights for Q3FY14 -- Revenue at $81.4 million -- Book to bill was above 1 -- GAAP Gross Margin at 25.7%; Non-GAAP Gross Margin at 25.8% -- GAAP Operating Expense at $35.7 million; Non-GAAP Operating Expense at...

2014-05-06 16:27:22

LONDON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Zippers Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/clothing/zippers.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Zippers in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year...

2014-05-06 08:21:29

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail expansion is key to DHL Express' Africa business strategy. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, Head of Marketing for DHL Express, Sub Saharan Africa. The recently released A.T Kearney African Retail Development Index further validated the company's plans as it ranked the top 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for retail expansion and highlighted Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania and Gabon as Africa's most...

2014-05-05 20:23:52

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Renal Cell Carcinoma Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_rd/clinical_trials/renal_cell_carcinoma_global_clinical_trials_review.htmlRenal Cell Carcinoma Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Renal Cell Carcinoma Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides data on the Renal Cell Carcinoma...

2014-05-05 20:23:45

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Hormone Sensitive Breast Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/hormone_sensitive_breast_cancer_global_clinical_trials_review_h1_2014.htmlHormone Sensitive Breast Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Hormone Sensitive Breast Cancer Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014" provides...

2014-05-05 08:31:26

- Company Addresses Challenges in New Third-Party Assessments DEERFIELD, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International has unveiled plans to help advance the rights of female cocoa farmers in two of the world's largest cocoa-growing countries, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. The action plans respond to new third-party assessments by Harvard University and CARE International, which revealed striking gaps in income and opportunities for female cocoa farmers. In Ghana, female cocoa...


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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