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2014-08-13 23:08:48

The 3rd Palm Oil Africa conference coming to Accra, Ghana on 13-14 October, 2014 promises vital updates on Africa’s lucrative palm oil business, and expands focus, this year, to include rubber and cocoa investments. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The movers and shakers of the African palm oil industry along with the cocoa and rubber investors and stakeholders are gearing up for the African edition of CMT’s Palm Oil series, which offers vital industry dialog on ‘Mounting...

2014-08-13 04:22:01

ALISON.com targets its one million online learners in Africa with Free #Ebola Certificate Course. GALWAY, Ireland, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Free Online Certificate Course has been launched to help spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threat, and information on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease. The course is aimed at both individual learners, and Schools, Colleges and Workplaces in Africa and Worldwide. On August 8th 2014, the...

2014-08-12 12:33:50

HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to the global energy, mining and maritime markets, announced today that it has appointed David Kagan, a long-time satellite industry veteran, to the position of President. The addition of Mr. Kagan to the already strong ITC Global management team in Europe, Australia, Africa and the U.S. is part of the company's strategic initiatives to drive growth, global integration, operational best...

2014-08-12 12:26:31

DUBLIN, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Gum Arabic (E414) Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Gum Arabic (E414) Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global gum Arabic (E14) industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

2014-08-12 12:22:41

Samuel Eto'o sponsored 'model' rain harvesting school campus, that aims to transform education through a unique combination of water collection and agriculture using football as a catalyst, opens this month in Kenya's Central Highlands. NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the non-profit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, the designers of the award winning 'Waterbank School' in Kenya, named 'Greenest School...

2014-08-12 08:29:21

First shipment marks a critical step in improving access to treatment worldwide PARIS and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (Euronext: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and PATH today announced the delivery of the first large-scale batches of antimalarial treatments manufactured with a new semisynthetic artemisinin derivative to malaria-endemic countries in Africa. The shipment signals a new era of lifesaving drugs made with safe, high-quality, and affordable...

2014-08-11 23:07:58

New York recording artist Masha Alexis leaves Monday on her fourth trip to Tanzania where she works to set up medical treatments for sick children and adults. Before leaving, she recorded her newest single inspired by the many children with which she's worked. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Singer, Masha Alexis never liked taking the easy road and next week is no exception. Right after emerging from recording at the legendary Quad Studios in New York City, with producer Chris...

2014-08-11 23:02:50

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for EHV transmission due to the demand for power requirement and government incentive policy to reduce carbon emissions level, followed by other countries such as the Middle East and Africa, Americas, and Europe. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 EHV Transmission Market report defines and segments the "EHV Transmission Market by System and Geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Americas) - Global Trends & Forecasts to...

2014-08-11 16:25:35

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Spasticity Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2280943/Spasticity-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlSpasticity Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Spasticity Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Spasticity clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and...

2014-08-11 16:25:21

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Renal Pain Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/703965/Renal-Pain-Global-Clinical-Trials-Review-H2-2014.htmlRenal Pain Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014SummaryGlobalData's clinical trial report, "Renal Pain Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Renal Pain clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and...


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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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