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female bush tiger mantis
2014-05-21 05:44:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda is one of Africa's oldest forests, and at approximately 620 square miles, one of the largest protected mountain rainforests as well. The three types of forest — montane, bamboo and lowland — guard more than 280 species of birds and 13 species of primates, along with a host of other animals and insects. A new study from Case Western University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has...

2014-05-20 23:03:05

Africa Waste Management in Drilling Market is segmented on basis of applications, geographies and equipment. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/africa-waste-management-in-drilling-4395511170.html (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Within Africa, countries such as Nigeria and Angola are the most advanced countries where effective drilling waste management practices are implemented. Increasing offshore activities in the region will drive the waste services industry growth at a CAGR of 13.0% between...

2014-05-20 16:28:16

RICHMOND, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS Fiscal Year 2014 Diluted earnings per share of $5.25, up 13% Segment operating income of $175 million Revenues up $80 million to $2.5 billion Fourth Quarter Diluted earnings per share of $0.94, up 2% Segment operating income of $45 million Revenues up 7% to $690 million George C. Freeman, III, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), announced that net income for the fiscal year...

2014-05-20 12:35:33

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior executives from 12 of the world's largest chocolate and cocoa companies are signing a joint agreement with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire as part of an unprecedented strategy to accelerate actions to make cocoa farming in the country sustainable. The plan, announced here today and known as CocoaAction, calls for building a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector through increased cooperation between...

2014-05-20 12:32:41

Introduction Of Single-Use, Pre-Sterilized MSICS Kit Increases Large-Scale Approach Toward The Elimination Of Blindness Due To Cataracts NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee - a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness - today announced its cataract elimination expansion campaign to begin throughout 23 countries in Western (Franco-phone) and Sub-Saharan Africa countries through a new partnership that introduces the use of single-use, pre-sterilized MSICS...

2014-05-19 20:20:52

HOUSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Earl Collins to the position of President of Willbros Group, Inc., effective July 1, 2014. Collins is a veteran of the engineering and construction industry where he has successfully led increasingly large and complex projects and organizations for more than 20 years. Collins is currently President of the Willbros Oil & Gas business and a member of the Executive...

2014-05-19 12:30:07

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Electric Motors (AC motors, DC motors, Hermetic motors) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/engines/electric_motors_ac_motors_dc_motors_hermetic_motors_market_global_industry_analysis_size_share_growth_trends_forecast_2013_2019.htmlIncrease in revenues is motivating market participants to...

2014-05-19 12:23:30

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has heavily invested its oil revenues in the country by focusing on improving education, developing human capital and diversifying its economy, Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the United States, Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue, said in a recent interview with Focus Washington. Ambassador Nsue Mangue called improved education one of his country's most important accomplishments since independence. "Since...

2014-05-17 23:02:11

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research reports on "Global Cable Market: Trends & Opportunities 2014-19" analysis and overview. (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 The report titled “Global Cable Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-19)” provides an insight into the market dynamics, trends and opportunities associated with the global cable market. The report assesses the sizing and growth of the global cable market in the past five years and also...

2014-05-16 23:05:34

Alexander Moore Will Publish Answers Africa, Afrodigit, Listabuzz and Four Other Country Specific Web Properties Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Alexander Moore Partners Limited; a new digital content publishing company has launched in Africa and plans to empower Africans through creative, high quality and informative content publishing. To be able to achieve this, Alexander Moore has set up a portfolio of 7 independent web properties: Answers Africa, Afrodigit, Listabuzz, Buzz...


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.