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2014-04-07 23:24:14

In Commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Foundation Rwanda Announces Bike Build Campaign New York, New York (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Beginning twenty years ago on April 7th, 1994, an estimated 250,000 women were raped during the genocide in Rwanda and an estimated 20,000 children were born as the result of these rapes, many of them to mothers who contracted HIV from their rapists. Since 2007, Foundation Rwanda has worked to help educate these children and to provide holistic support...

2014-04-07 16:21:27

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that it has sold certain assets and operations of its Oil & Gas Segment's downstream businesses to a privately held company. The sale includes the union refinery maintenance turnaround service line, a related fabrication facility and associated tools and equipment. The service line and fabrication facility being sold are both located near Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a result of the sale, the Company...

2014-04-07 12:34:11

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Ventricular Arrhythmia Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Ventricular Arrhythmia Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Ventricular Arrhythmia Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Ventricular Arrhythmia clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on...

2014-04-07 08:32:41

ACCRA, Ghana, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finatrade Group of Companies has been recognised by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for its contribution to national tax revenues, winning the award for third Best Taxpayer in Ghana. The GRA recognises firms in Ghana that are assiduous and consistent in their payment of tax. Finatrade is known as one of the fastest growing companies in West Africa, and has become a household name in Ghana through its work in...

2014-04-07 08:20:41

Daily Non-Stop Houston Route To Doha Provides Important Business Link To Middle East and Beyond HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week Qatar Airways, a member of the oneworld alliance, celebrated five years of flying to Houston, Texas. The airline began daily, non-stop service between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Doha on March 30, 2009. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/NY99300 Qatar Airways CEO, Mr. Al Baker, said, "This year marks...

2014-04-04 23:29:11

Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC, a leading Independent Oil & Gas exploration and production company in Nigeria has joined the Africa Clean Energy Summit; ACES 2014 as a partner. SEPLAT is a leading indigenous exploration and production company currently operating in onshore Niger Delta basin Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Africa Clean Energy Summit is positioned to be one of the world’s foremost annual climate solution events, dedicated to advancing...

2014-04-04 08:25:34

DUBLIN, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sw9mvw/radiation_therapy) has announced the addition of the "Radiation Therapy Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sw9mvw/radiation_therapy ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Radiation...

2014-04-04 08:22:54

DUBLIN, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qgnmgb/coatings_global) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Coatings Industry " [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qgnmgb/coatings_global ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US,...

2014-04-04 04:20:28

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nairobi, 3rd April 2014, WORD FROM OUR COO I'm Daniel Furnad, COO & Senior Executive Producer of Africa 24 Media. Working at Africa 24 Media gives me a unique view of this continent and its cultures, innovations, special people and ability to have fun! I'll be communicating to you on this newsletter and will be happy to respond to subjects that you suggest. THE ZAMROCK SURVIVORS SCREENS AT SAUTI ZA BUSARA...

2014-04-01 23:31:24

Compared to the male members, the female members are more likely to let other users know more about them via the pictures they have uploaded, rather than through written words on the site. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 MillionaireMatch.com, the largest dating website that assists millionaires to find love and happiness, has today announced the results of the survey it carried out on Wednesday, March 24th, where it asked its members how they best express themselves to other...


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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