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2014-07-31 17:36:22

Wellcome Trust Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programs, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study confirms that resistance to the world's most effective antimalarial drug, artemisinin, is now widespread in Southeast Asia. This is not the first, or even the second time the malaria parasite has developed resistance to front line...

2014-07-31 16:26:44

International Celebrity Akon Convenes Leaders to Rebuild and Rethink The African Continent WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During President Obama's first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, will convene the first annual "Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference," August 7, 2014. Featuring African Heads of State, including those from Guinea, Kenya, Congo, and Ghana, this international conference will give the...

2014-07-31 12:23:28

HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that Steve Guidry, VAALCO's Chief Executive Officer, will present at EnerCom's The Oil & Gas Conference in Denver, Colorado at the Westin Hotel on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 11:45 a.m. Mountain Time (1:45 p.m. Eastern Time). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100316/NY71495LOGO Listeners can access the webcast at http://www.enercominc.com/the-oil-and-gas-conference/webcasts/. A copy of the...

2014-07-31 12:21:19

DALLAS, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report provides an in-depth analysis of the "Air Traffic Control Equipment Market by product types (Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance), by Geography (North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa), and by Country. Forecast Analysis (2014-2020)", published by MarketsandMarkets, The ATC equipment market is projected to reach $5519.51 Million by 2020, growing at a high CAGR of 4.82% from 2014-2020....

2014-07-30 23:06:06

Father’s Home Care Ministries is a Youth Development Centre located in Butunagyebu, a suburb of Takoradi, Ghana. It is a deprived community with people living below the poverty line. A Francis Jackson, realizing the dire need of children in this community, set up this ministry in the year 2000. His goal was to provide psychosocial and educational support to abandoned, rejected, abused, exploited, despised, beaten, homeless and deprived children. On realizing the plight of these children,...

2014-07-30 09:55:44

Burness Communications The innovative PfSPZ Challenge is key to success for speedier testing of new malaria vaccine and drugs An international research team today reports the first-ever clinical trial demonstrating controlled malaria infection in an African nation in the modern era. The study, published online in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) represents a significant milestone in the search for new malaria drugs and vaccines. The study establishes...

2014-07-29 12:41:42

Microsoft awards OEM Distributor of the Year in North America and Distribution Revenue Growth for the Middle East and Africa Region for 2014 to Ingram Micro SANTA ANA, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the deep commitment and tangible results in the distribution channel, Microsoft awarded Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) with the Original Equipment Manufacturer Distributor of the Year Award and the Distribution Revenue Growth Award for fiscal year 2014 at the...

2014-07-25 08:23:51

DALLAS, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds "2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Gum Arabic (E414) Industry" to its research database. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130123 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Gum Arabic (E414) Industry" is a professional and in-depth research report on China and Global Gum Arabic (E414) market. The report introduces Gum Arabic (E414) basic information, definition,...

2014-07-24 12:25:54

Luxury Small Group, Private and Tailor-Made Custom Safaris KEENE, N.H., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alexander+Roberts (formerly General Tours World Traveler) has announced the publication of a 68-page Africa safari catalog for 2015-2016. "We've been sharing Africa with our travelers for 40 years," notes company president Robert Drumm, "and with exponential growth over the past few years, it was time for us to expand our offerings and publish a catalog devoted to Africa."...

Study Shows Meerkats' Darker Side Is Secret To Their Success
2014-07-24 03:48:59

University of Edinburgh The darker side of meerkats – which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren – is explained in a new study. Research into the desert creatures – which live in groups with a dominant breeding pair and many adult helpers – shows that the alpha female can flourish when it maintains the sole right to breed. The study shows how this way of life, also found in many animals such as ants and bees, can prove effective...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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