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2014-05-08 08:57:55

Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013 according to new research published in PLOS Medicine this week. The research by Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London, UK and colleagues from Imperial College, WHO and other institutions also estimates that recent mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever have led to a 27% decrease in the burden of yellow fever across Africa in 2013. Yellow fever is a serious viral...

2014-05-07 23:08:38

Alexander Moore targets Africa's multicultural audiences; plans to empower Africans through creative digital content publishing. Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Alexander Moore Partners Ltd (alexmooremedia.com), a startup digital media, marketing and advertising company serving multicultural audiences with special focus on Africa and emerging markets, is pleased to announce the launch of its network of 7 sites including 4 country specific social news and entertainment websites...

2014-05-07 23:07:06

A Family Friendly Hotel Plus A Safari In A Malaria-Free Park Make This The Perfect Vacation For Families Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The number of parents who want to take their kids on safari in Africa is fast becoming one of the biggest travel trends for 2014. Always in search of ways to make great vacations more affordable, GreatValueVacations has the perfect Africa vacation for the family: South African Vacation Package: Discover Cape Town With Safari Day Trip....

2014-05-07 16:30:33

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Central Africa Mining Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/central_africa_mining_report_q3_2013_1.htmlIncludes 3 FREE quarterly updatesCentral Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. The region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a...

The Red Sea Is An Ocean Like All Others
2014-05-07 03:44:56

GEOMAR GEOMAR researchers specify models for the birth of the youngest world ocean Actually, the Red Sea is an ideal study object for marine geologists. There they can observe the formation of an ocean in its early phase. However, the Red Sea seemed to go through a different birthing process than the other oceans. Now, Scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah were able to show that salt glaciers have distorted the...

2014-05-07 12:32:29

SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between SkyPower Global and FAS Energy, signs agreements with both the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Delta State Government for the development, construction and operation of 3,000 MW of solar PV projects at an estimated cost of US$5 billion. ABUJA, Nigeria, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SkyPower FAS Energy signed agreements with both the Federal Republic of Nigeria Government and the Delta State of Nigeria Government for the development...

2014-05-07 08:23:11

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa's electricity metering market will see the fastest growth of any region in the world over the next decade. The total market will reach 63.3 million electricity meters and its value will grow 234% to $9.9 billion cumulatively by 2024. African countries' high GDP growth rates, ambitious electrification programs and progressive deployments of prepaid metering will drive the market, according to a new study published today by...

2014-05-07 04:21:32

Poor Investor Strategy Limits Economic Growth in Africa, Shows Research from FTI Consulting LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable economic growth in Africa will require a step change in approach from both investors and governments, according to new research released today by FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value. The research reveals major shortfalls in the way...

2014-05-06 16:37:41

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended March 28, 2014. Financial Highlights for Q3FY14 -- Revenue at $81.4 million -- Book to bill was above 1 -- GAAP Gross Margin at 25.7%; Non-GAAP Gross Margin at 25.8% -- GAAP Operating Expense at $35.7 million; Non-GAAP Operating Expense at...

2014-05-06 16:27:22

LONDON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Zippers Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/clothing/zippers.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Zippers in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year...


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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