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2014-08-18 23:06:06

The Edusei Foundation, on Friday the 8th of August, cut the sword for the building of the multi-purposed Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei International Center in Bekwai, Ghana. On hand to do the sword-cutting was Head of the Bekwai Catholic Diocese Simon Kwaku Wiredu as a crowd of traditional leaders and well-wishers looked on. Bekwai, Ghana (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The center, along with being the head office of the Edusei Foundation, will also be used for other commercial activities to help boost...

2014-08-18 04:21:55

ISTANBUL, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most influential Digital and Tech event bridging Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Webit Global Congress is the most influential digital and tech event bridging Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia attracting over 10'000 attendees from the record breaking 110 countries. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140818/701232-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140818/701232-b ) It...

2014-08-17 20:20:45

Pastor Declares Country a Model for PEACE Around the World During 20th Anniversary Shima Imana National Thanksgiving Celebration KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, today challenged a crowd of more than 15,000 gathered at Amahoro Stadium for Rwanda Shima Imana, a Day of Thanksgiving to celebrate reconciliation and gratitude on the 20(th) anniversary of...

2014-08-15 12:26:27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World is pleased to host Fouzia Dahir from northern Kenya, who is participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. "With...

2014-08-14 23:08:27

Got Produce?® forges new opportunities for sustainable food production during the recent US Africa Summit in Washington DC. High level discussions on the importance of food security and economic stability were among the goals that can now be achieved using new technology and partnerships. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, the first such event of its kind and took place on August 4-8th and was the largest event any U.S. President has held...

2014-08-14 23:08:00

Askari Founder and President Edan Puritt today announced this Canadian Information Management innovator's expansion into Western Canada and the European Union, where the company will build on its foundation of solid successes for governments, NGOs and Oil and Gas companies. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Askari Solutions Inc.'s founding partner and sales lead Edan Puritt announced the company's expansion into the European Union and Alberta, Canada. The...

2014-08-14 16:26:43

West African Nation takes early, proactive approach steps to contain potential spread of the disease MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has created a national health crisis committee as part of its efforts to mount a campaign to prevent the spread of ebola to the country. The ebola prevention campaign aims to purchase the necessary materials to control the infection and manage cases of infection that might arise,...

2014-08-13 23:08:48

The 3rd Palm Oil Africa conference coming to Accra, Ghana on 13-14 October, 2014 promises vital updates on Africa’s lucrative palm oil business, and expands focus, this year, to include rubber and cocoa investments. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The movers and shakers of the African palm oil industry along with the cocoa and rubber investors and stakeholders are gearing up for the African edition of CMT’s Palm Oil series, which offers vital industry dialog on ‘Mounting...

2014-08-13 04:22:01

ALISON.com targets its one million online learners in Africa with Free #Ebola Certificate Course. GALWAY, Ireland, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Free Online Certificate Course has been launched to help spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threat, and information on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease. The course is aimed at both individual learners, and Schools, Colleges and Workplaces in Africa and Worldwide. On August 8th 2014, the...

2014-08-12 12:33:50

HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to the global energy, mining and maritime markets, announced today that it has appointed David Kagan, a long-time satellite industry veteran, to the position of President. The addition of Mr. Kagan to the already strong ITC Global management team in Europe, Australia, Africa and the U.S. is part of the company's strategic initiatives to drive growth, global integration, operational best...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.