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2014-10-22 00:20:44

- Announces intention to restate second quarter 2014 results HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Willbros Group, Inc.

2014-10-21 23:12:59

Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston fertigation company, has joined a team of professionals in Ghana to implement Sustainable Agriculture with the goal of increasing

2014-10-21 23:02:35

New research study “Smart Airports Market by Application (Landside, Terminal-Side and airside application), Technology (Security System, Communication System, Air / Ground Traffic Control, Passenger,

2014-10-21 20:23:33

LONDON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The economy of the Middle East countries grew from 3% to more than 5% in 2012 and the inflation rate has remained relatively constant.

2014-10-21 12:22:12

New Destination Travel Trade Show To Open Business Opportunities FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and JOHANNESBURG, Oct.

2014-10-20 08:37:07

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power [http://africa.aggreko.com/products-services/power-overview

2014-10-20 08:35:17

Support for The ONE Campaign will sustain response to Ebola crisis and support education and advocacy to strengthen health systems across Africa PEORIA, Ill., Oct.

2014-10-16 20:23:02

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2014-10-16 16:28:48

LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Condoms in US$ Million.


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

Mount Bisoke
2014-10-04 17:51:30

Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like all of the...

Delalande’s Coua, Coua delalandei
2014-09-11 11:30:30

Delalande’s Coua (Coua delalandei), known also as the Snail-Eating Coua and Delalande’s Coucal, is an extinct species of non-parasitic cuckoo from Madagascar. It only was known to science as an extant bird for a rather short time during the early 19th century. There is some disagreement regarding the area of occurrence. Although there were reports that the bird was also found in the area of Fito and Maroantsetra along with near Toamasina, the coastal areas of northern Toamasina Province,...

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...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.