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2014-06-30 08:29:36

Trends and technologies driving change in the way we do business will be unveiled at Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2014: Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2014: Africa congress returns for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 14 August at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The central theme of the one-day congress "Disrupt, Collapse and Transform" will focus on key trends and technologies driving change in the way we do...

2014-06-27 23:08:45

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new tour, Namibia Sampler: Wildlife, Birding, and Spectacular Scenery, running September 13 - 25, 2014. Designed in partnership with Birding Africa, a leader in ornithology tours, travelers will uncover Namibia’s incredible biodiversity and striking landscapes in the Namib Desert and Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife parks. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 “Our partnership with...

2014-06-27 23:02:35

New research report “Africa - Internet and Fixed Broadband Market” drawn up by BuddeComm is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 During the past several years, Africa’s internet connectivity has been considerably improved by way of reducing internet access pricing, introducing novel international submarine cable links connections between African costs, and enhancing international connectivity. Terrestrial links gave a great possibility for...

2014-06-27 16:24:36

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey asked African leaders, including Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to consider his country a partner for growth at the assembly of the 23(rd) African Union Summit, held in Malabo. In a speech at the opening session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union Summit (AUS), Rajoy told the African leaders that he was in Equatorial Guinea to ask for...

2014-06-26 16:26:23

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. He made his remarks at the closing session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union (AU). President Obiang said that Africa should reorient itself to...

2014-06-26 16:26:16

Equatorial Guinea and United Nations strengthen cooperation MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, called for, at the closing of the session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union (AU). President Obiang proposed to the African Union the establishment of a program that focuses on the organization and exploitation of markets to promote trade and food security, to eradicate hunger,...

2014-06-26 12:30:26

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Large Diameter Steel Pipes Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/construction/construction_materials/global_large_diameter_steel_pipes_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Large Diameter Steel Pipes in Thousand Tons by the following Product Segments: Longitudinal Submerged Arc Weld (LSAW) Pipes, and Helical/Spiral Submerged Arc Welded...

2014-06-25 08:31:51

ORLANDO, Fla. and DUBLIN, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC-TNIB) ("TNI BioTech") is pleased to announce that its pharmaceutical sales division, Airmed Biopharma Limited, ("Airmed"), a wholly owned Irish Company, has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with PanAm Global Logistics, Inc. ("PanAm") to market Lodonal(TM). TNI BioTech had received approval for Lodonal(TM) from the Republic of Malawi and with that approval Airmed has signed a distribution...

2014-06-25 08:23:01

Why Africa needs to be part of your growth strategy CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: 2 July 2014 TIME: 15:00 (14:00 BST) LOCATION: Online, with complimentary registration PRESENTERS: Mani James, Operations Manager, Frost & Sullivan...

2014-06-24 23:13:51

The leading African social marketplace MoboFree changes the rules of e-commerce with user-centric approach. The success of such e-commerce model is proven by 3 million registered users from Africa. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 MoboFree (http://www.mobofree.com) is a social marketplace focusing on African customers and allowing to buy, sell, rent and swap stuff with trusted people. Launched 2 years ago project demonstrates quick growth and counts 3,3 million registered Africans with the biggest...


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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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