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2014-11-08 23:01:19

The global business jet market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.86%. Business jet market report offers a detailed analysis of the light, mid-sized, and large aircraft type.

2014-11-06 23:06:05

DuPont introduces the first series to focus on cutting-edge science and technology on the African continent. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (PRWEB) November 06,

2014-11-06 23:02:11

The Middle East & Africa lubricants market is estimated to register a CAGR of 3.2 % between 2014 and 2019 is analyzed in terms of volume (KT) by Type, Application & Region.(

2014-11-06 16:38:09

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HIGHLIGHTS Six Months Diluted earnings per share of $0.35.

2014-11-06 16:32:10

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that its president and chief executive officer, Dow R. Wilson, has been appointed by U.S.

2014-11-06 12:29:17

OTTAWA, Nov 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The seven-year, CA$36 million Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) research program today announced the selection of two African organizations that

2014-11-06 12:21:47

LONDON, November 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Pass, the world's largest independent airport lounge access program, has been selected by Airtel as a premium benefit

2014-11-06 04:23:10

Fixed line communication rates a mere 3.6% in 2013 CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov.

2014-11-05 20:20:28

David P. Storch is only aviation-focused business leader on 15-member panel WOOD DALE, Ill., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David P. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP.


Latest Africa Reference Libraries

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

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...

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