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2014-10-12 12:20:42

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates the joint-recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children's rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi. President Jonathan believes that Malala and her co-winner are very worthy recipients of the Noble Peace Prize in view of their globally-acclaimed and very courageous advocacy against bigotry, discrimination, oppression...

2014-10-10 12:26:52

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadline set by Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan for Telecom companies to cut down calling rates has expired, but some firms have not yet adhered to the call. The harmonized calling rates agreed upon by Information Communication Technology ministers of the named countries are aimed at implementing the 'One Network Area' initiative of ensuring affordable communication services to accelerate trade and investment across the region....

2014-10-09 23:09:23

In partnership with Pledge Guarantee for Health, Calvert Foundation and Ecobank accelerate access to donor funding for essential health supplies Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH) today joined forces with Calvert Social Investment Foundation and pan-African banking group Ecobank to announce US$50 million in credit to accelerate delivery of life-saving health supplies in the developing world. A US$10 million credit facility with Calvert Foundation is...

2014-10-09 16:22:30

LONDON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The titles of all eight volumes are: Volume 1: Raw Materials Volume 2: Flexible Foam Volume 3: Rigid FoamVolume 4: Coatings Volume 5: Adhesives &Sealants Volume 6: Elastomers Volume 7: Binders Volume 8: End-Use Markets Each volume can be used alone and includes a summary containing details of the total use of polyurethane chemicals. This new study revises and updates IAL's research of the polyurethane industry in EMEA. It builds upon ongoing...

2014-10-09 12:29:32

Massachusetts-based global health organization deploys expert teams to Africa BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a Massachusetts-based global health nonprofit organization, today announced it is mobilizing its expertise and resources at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to help the Ministry of Health develop community care centers for Ebola separate from the health facilities; restore essential health services for non-Ebola...

2014-10-09 08:23:39

InfoComm Middle East and Africa 2014 is in Dubai from October 13-16 NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Virtual Press Office is a list of featured exhibitors for InfoComm Middle East and Africa 2014, the region's premier trade exhibition and summit on Pro AV and Information Communication Technology (ICT), which takes place from October 13-16 at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE. InfoComm Middle East and Africa 2014 press kits, news releases...

2014-10-08 08:21:46

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power [http://www.aggreko.co.za/products-services/power-rental-services ] and temperature control solutions [http://www.aggreko.co.za/products-services/temperature-overview ], is witnessing exponential growth in demand for rental power within the African minerals sector as mining companies increasingly opt for rental solutions to back-up or supplement supplies from the...

2014-10-07 12:20:51

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several Defense Logistics Agency distribution sites around the globe have been supporting the packaging and movement of critical supplies to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility as part of the Department of Defense mission to support the U.S. government's overall response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO In close coordination with the humanitarian...

2014-10-03 16:24:19

Here is an op-ed written by Jean Lebel, President of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) OTTAWA, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Martial Ndeffo is battling Ebola with mathematics. The epidemiologist from Cameroon is helping Liberia's Ministry of Health make decisions that will affect us all as it races to halt the spread of the fast-moving disease. Officials in the West African country hardest hit by the epidemic are studying mathematical models he has worked on as they...

2014-10-03 08:27:06

~ KT Press reports on how Rwanda is seeking ideas on utilizing ICT to transform its economy KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of business executives from around the world are heading to Rwanda to attend a high-end conference on Information Communications Technology, dubbed 'SMART Rwanda Days'. President Paul Kagame and Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), will be the keynote speakers. President...


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.