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2013-12-05 13:57:32

In the remote province of Niassa, Mozambique, a new species and genus of fossil vertebrate was found. The species is a distant relative of living mammals and is approximately 256 million years old. This new species belongs to a group of animals called synapsids. Synapsida includes a number of extinct lineages that dominated the communities on land in the Late Permian (260-252 million years ago), as well as living mammals and their direct ancestors. A team of paleontologists from nine...

2013-12-05 12:30:37

DUBLIN, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/435rb4/submarine_optical) has announced the addition of the "Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/435rb4/submarine_optical ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the worldwide Cumulative Installations of Submarine...

2013-12-05 12:20:30

Starting at Just $2,599* (rest. apply), 10-Day "Mandela's Journey to Freedom" Takes Travellers through South Africa's Path to Freedom FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAAV) has introduced a new package to celebrate the release of the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The 10-day "Mandela's Journey to Freedom," packaged starting at $2,599* (restr. apply), will take travellers in the footsteps of the new South Africa's founding...

2013-12-05 08:22:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Energy & Infrastructure ("ACEI") announced today that it has committed to invest up to $130 million in Azura Power Holdings Ltd. ("Azura"), the company responsible for developing the Azura-Edo power project in Edo State, Nigeria. With a goal of becoming the leading power development company in West Africa, Azura will utilize ACEI's investment to fund the first and second phases of the Azura-Edo power project, pursue...

2013-12-04 23:27:59

Africa is considered one of the fastest-growing business climates on the planet, with an atmosphere of excitement and creativity that is unmatched. Wise Business Plans, which provides highly customized plans for new and growing companies, is reaching out to African business owners who are riding the continent's wave of economic optimism to success. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 "Africa is full of ideas and energy, but its entrepreneurs are in need of an injection of...

2013-12-04 16:24:29

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coca-Cola Company will host a VIP screening for college students of the new film "MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom" on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Regal Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium, 7600 Katy Fwy. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. "MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom" is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in...

2013-12-04 08:25:41

Allen-led Great Elephant Census, largest pan-Africa aerial survey since 1970s, will generate data critical to species' survival GABORONE, Botswana, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the highest rate of elephant mortality in history, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information critical to the species' future survival. The Allen-led Great Elephant Census is the largest pan-Africa aerial...

2013-12-04 08:22:41

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM, A24Media, iHub and photographer Mutua Matheka have launched a photo competition entitled 'The World is Our Lab' which invites people of all abilities to capture visual stories of various aspects of life in Africa through the lens of a camera. As a leading content provider of African content, A24 Media [http://www.a24media.com ] is proud to be associated with IBM to give an opportunity to photographers from across the...

2013-12-03 23:19:30

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: World Oil & Gas Pipe Market. London (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 World demand to rise 5+% annually through 2017 Worldwide demand for oil and gas pipe is expected to increase over five percent per year, approaching 55 million metric tons in 2017 as higher oil prices and rising demand for energy spur new development, especially in unconventional and offshore fields. Growth in oil and gas pipe demand is expected to be especially...

2013-12-03 04:24:10

Groundbreaking Collaboration of International Organizations Aims to Leverage Genomes of 100 African Orphan Crops To Improve Nutrition NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa's smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa's food supply. AOCC's goal is to use the latest scientific equipment and techniques to genetically...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

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...

Micro Frog, Microbatrachella Capensis
2013-07-16 12:33:22

The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...

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