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2014-03-23 23:03:27

Have you ever wanted to help Africa but didn't know how? Well, here is your chance! (PRWEB) March 23, 2014 Did you know that the physician-to-population ratio is 18 per 100,000 people continent-wide in Sub-Saharan Africa? Sub-Saharan Africa has 24 percent of the global burden of disease but only three percent of the world’s health workforce. Also, 51 percent of the world total of child deaths are in Africa. Sierra Leone has the highest rate of child deaths, but Nigeria accounts for...

2014-03-21 04:21:39

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 20 years ago, Rwanda went through the worst horror of modern human history. The world looked on as millions of innocent children, women, men, disabled, young and old Rwandan Tutsi were massacred in the most inhumane way. Twenty years after the genocide there had been much talk but not clearly enough action by states to prevent mass atrocities and punish the architects. Africa 24 media, the continent's premiere...

Fossil Discovery Adds New Chapter In History Of Venomous Snakes
2014-03-20 13:13:24

[ Watch the Video: Venomous Snake Discovery in Africa ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Ohio University reported in the journal PLOS ONE that they discovered the oldest fossil of a modern venomous snake in Africa. The discovery provides evidence that snakes such as cobras, kraits and sea snakes were present in Africa as early as 25 million years ago. These elapid snakes belong to a larger group of snakes known as colubroids that have been...

2014-03-20 12:29:25

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Liver Fibrosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Liver Fibrosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Liver Fibrosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Liver Fibrosis clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Liver Fibrosis. It includes an...

2014-03-20 12:29:18

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) clinical trial scenario. This report provides...

2014-03-20 08:36:08

Barry Wood Ministries Launches Fresh New Website Featuring Polished Branding, Deep Educational Content and Updated Online Donation Capabilities to Engage Newcomers and Ministry Supporters DALLAS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its partnership with Visual App, Inc., Non-Profit group Barry Wood Ministries has launched a new, completely restructured and redesigned website (http://www.barrywoodministries.org). Focusing on enhanced usability for their supporters and overseas...

2014-03-19 08:26:50

LONDON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Hats, Caps, And Millinery Industry This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hats, Caps, And Millinery 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 historic analysis...

2014-03-18 12:31:06

LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical licenses previously granted to the American medical staff of Clitoraid, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of female genital mutilation obtain clitoral repair surgery, have been revoked in Burkina Faso due to "blatant discrimination against the Raelian Movement," according to a statement released today by Clitoraid. "Although granted earlier with no problem, our doctors' licenses were revoked after they had...

2014-03-18 08:26:31

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Liver Transplantation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Liver Transplantation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Liver Transplantation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Liver Transplantation clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on...

2014-03-18 04:20:24

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional infrastructure & environmental services consultancy Cardno today announced its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of the PPI Group of companies (PPI) headquartered in Houston, Texas for US$145 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110907/MM64542LOGO PPI provides specialist engineering services to the oil and gas sector in the United States, West Africa and Asia Pacific and employs 760 staff. PPI generated...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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