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2013-11-19 16:22:22

Thomason pens quirky anecdotes gathered from her missionary travels to Africa MAITLAND, Fla., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In her new book, Kindergarten Lessons I Learned in Africa ($15.49, paperback, 9781628397987; $7.99, e-book, 9781628397994) Claudia Thomason shares experiences from abroad that only come once in a lifetime. Readers will learn a simple, yet profound, lesson in each chapter by way of amusing, real-life stories. The book serves to encourage its audience,...

2013-11-19 12:32:21

HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that Steve Guidry, VAALCO's Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 20(th) Africa Oil Week Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The presentation will begin at 11:05 a.m. South Africa Time (4:05 a.m. Eastern Time) at the Cape Town International Convention Center on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO) The conference will not be...

2013-11-19 12:29:09

CAPE TOWN, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Nations (UN) officials, Ministries of Health and leading international decision makers have come together for the first time in Africa to discuss the growing global cancer burden at the 2013 World Cancer Leaders' Summit (WCLS) which took place today at Cape Town City Hall. Organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and hosted by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the event is an...

2013-11-18 23:21:06

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Tuberculosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Tuberculosis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Tuberculosis clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Tuberculosis. It includes an overview of the trial numbers and their recruitment status as per...

2013-11-18 16:30:13

Nineteenth annual food basket initiative to help hundreds of families in need MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Thanksgiving, over 1,340 Memphis and surrounding area families in need will receive food for their holiday meal thanks to the Feed the Needy Program. This is the 18(th) year Cargill is leading the initiative, which brings together local companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations to create and deliver food baskets for families in need. This...

2013-11-18 08:35:34

YAHUD, Israel, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ GM: MAGS) announced today that it recently received two orders for projects in Africa, amounting to $6 million. The first order is to secure a government-related critical site in Africa, which is expected to be completed by summer 2014. This represents an initial order from this customer and has potential to be expanded to further locations and additional orders. The second order is an expansion of a...

2013-11-14 23:19:55

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Drilling Waste Management by Services (Solid Control Services, Containment & Handling, Treatment & Disposal) and Applications (Onshore & Offshore) – Global Trends To 2018. London (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Waste management technology is a critical constituent of successful drilling and production operations. The appropriate application of waste management principles is essential for both effective drilling...

2013-11-14 23:04:29

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Emerging Markets Logistics 2013. London (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 What makes emerging markets so appealing to the logistics industry? Over 80% of the world’s population resides in what is known as “emerging markets”. This group of countries represents a diverse collection of economies from China to Peru and Ethiopia to Kazakhstan. Combined, emerging markets have witnessed impressive economic growth over the past few...

2013-11-14 12:27:49

Novartis' Chairman of the Board Dr. Joerg Reinhardt and Time Warner Inc.'s Gary Ginsberg were also honored for their contributions to the fight against malaria NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an inspiring awards dinner Monday night, Malaria No More presented Former United States Secretary of State and Former Senator from New York Hillary Rodham Clinton with the Global Leadership Award. Secretary Clinton was honored for her remarkable commitment and...

2013-11-14 08:24:00

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jade Software's port management software, Master Terminal has been selected by one of Africa's busiest port operators, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, to operate two of the continents major sea ports. Ghana's Tema and Takoradi ports which are some of the busiest terminals in West Africa are strategically located close to shipping routes and major ports of call for ships from all continents and handle the majority of the...


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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