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2009-04-06 07:00:00

Deployments to extend the reach of networks into remote areas across the two countries, as well as increase network reliability RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTX), a leading specialist in backhaul solutions for mobility and broadband networks, today announced it was selected by Africell Holding, a subsidiary of Lintel Holding, to expand its GSM networks in Africa. Harris Stratex Eclipse(TM) radios provide backhaul for...

2009-04-01 09:28:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 1 /PRNewswire/ - Robert M. Friedland, Chairman of Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum (Ivanplats) and Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, announced today in an opening keynote address at the 8th World Copper Conference that Ivanplats has made a major copper discovery of historic importance at its 100%-owned Kamoa Project, west of Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province. Sharing the news with a large audience of copper industry principals, representatives of...

2009-03-09 13:46:00

On the brink of new oil windfalls, nation takes unprecedented steps to ensure transparency and public oversight NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Revenue Watch Institute congratulates the Government of Ghana on its decision to publicly disclose all present and future contracts with oil companies. While citizen groups and international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the International Finance Corporation have called upon countries to disclose...

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2009-01-19 15:05:58

Govenrment officials said on Monday that logging must stop on nearly 13 million hectares of forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a government review canceled nearly 60 percent of the vast country's timber contracts. The Congo is home to the second largest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon. A long-delayed review of 156 logging deals aimed at stamping out corruption in the sector and enforcing minimum legal and environmental standards has finally been completed, Reuters...

2008-12-19 14:55:00

King & Parliament note achievements, call for further advances to promote & protect human rights of all citizens, including refugees forcibly held by Polisario Front in Southern Algeria WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In remarks by both its King and Parliament over the past week, Morocco reaffirmed its commitment to continue its wide-ranging efforts to protect and promote the human rights of all its citizens, as a key pillar of the remarkable social and economic...

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2008-11-22 17:35:00

Rangers returned to Virunga National Park on Friday after being forced to flee the area in September 2007 when armed Tutsi rebels loyal to General Laurent Nkunda took over the park's gorilla sector. Virunga's gorilla sector is home to 200 of the world's remaining 700 mountain gorillas, which live in forests along the borders with Rwanda and Uganda. The sector suffered repeated attacks in 2007, during which 10 mountain gorillas were killed. A rebel offensive last month forced the rangers to...

2008-11-10 18:00:06

Military rebel Laurent Nkunda repeated his threat to overthrow the Democratic Republic of Congo government unless talks are conducted. The general said his forces were observing a cease-fire, retaliating only when attacked, the BBC reported. Nkunda and fighters loyal to him have been battling the army and pro-government militia in the eastern part of the African country. Congolese President Joseph Kabila has ruled out direct talks with Nkunda so far, saying they would be unconstitutional;...

2008-11-02 12:00:00

A humanitarian disaster is looming in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Tutsi rebel leader Gen. Laurent Nkunda approaches Goma, observers say. Nkunda has ordered a cease-fire in his advance on the city to establish a "humanitarian corridor" allowing some of the 500,000 refugees who have fled Goma, an eastern Congo provincial capital, to return home. But United Nations aid workers say retreating government soldiers are looting, killing and raping civilians and a larger bloodbath is feared,...

2008-11-01 21:00:08

Humanitarian officials say they're worried whether 50,000 refugees forced to flee camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo can survive long in the bush. United Nations officials said the refugees ran off as forces loyal to renegade Gen. Laurent Nkunda advanced toward the eastern Congo regional capital of Goma. They said the camps in Rutshuru, north of Goma, had been forcibly emptied, looted and then burned to the ground, the BBC said. "There are some 50,000 people who were in those...

2008-11-01 09:00:00

Humanitarian officials they're worried whether 50,000 refugees forced to flee camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo can survive long in the bush. United Nations officials said the refugees ran off as forces loyal to renegade Gen. Laurent Nkunda advanced toward the eastern Congo regional capital of Goma. They said the camps in Rutshuru, north of Goma, had been forcibly emptied, looted and then burned to the ground, the BBC said. "There are some 50,000 people who were in those camps,"...


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Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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