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2011-02-07 13:36:19

Rwandan media reported on Monday that a mountain gorilla in northern Rwanda gave birth to twins, which is a rare occurrence for an endangered species with a population less than 800 individuals. "The twins, both of them males, were born Thursday of a mother gorilla called Kabatwa. They are doing well," Radio Rwanda reported, quoting information from the Rwandan Development Bureau. According to the pro-government daily New Times, only five previous instances of twins have been recorded in 40...

2011-02-04 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Corps is expanding this year to support 70 emerging leaders in their 2011-2012 fellowship class. Applications for placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the USA are now open at www.apply.ghcorps.org. GHC is seeking applicants with diverse skill-sets from areas that are often viewed as outside of the traditional health workforce--managers, communicators, architects, computer scientists, supply chain analysts and other...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Friends of Guinea (AFG), a Houston-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to provide medical and infrastructure aid to the people of the Republic of Guinea in West Africa, announced four new directors who were elected during the Board's January 25 meeting, including: Ray Leonard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) Dr. Judith Hermanson, Director of the Center for Non-Governmental...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

FreeBalance joins Canadian Council on Africa, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) organisation Ottawa, Canada (Vocus) December 1, 2010 FreeBalance, a global Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company and For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE), today announced it has joined the Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica), the only pan-Canadian organization dedicated to the economic development of Africa. With over 150 members active in every sector of the economy, CCAfrica is at the...

2010-11-24 10:05:34

The study, by Dr Lavinia Mitton and Mr Peter Aspinall of the University of Kent, finds that 'Black Africans' in the UK are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and needs depending on country of birth, religion and native language. Understanding these distinctions between different Black Africans is the first step to providing better support, improving their quality of life and helping integration into society. There are now 737,000 'Black Africans' in England and Wales (according...

2010-11-22 10:16:00

AFG publishes its new website at: www.AFGuinea.org HOUSTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Friends of Guinea ("AFG"), a tax exempt non-profit targeting medical relief and disease prevention in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, announced that effective today Michael P. Carson has become its new Executive Director. He was selected by AFG's board after interviewing a formidable group of candidates derived from an intense executive search performed by Heidrick &...

2010-11-15 15:51:00

Senior Palestinian official calls use of injured Gaza infant photos "disinformation"; UN official backs Morocco account of peaceful effort to disperse Laayoune protest hijacked by violent militants WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday condemned Spanish news agency EFE's "unacceptable and unfounded" publication last week of 4-year-old photos of Palestinian infants injured in Gaza which were falsely identified as photos of...

2010-10-28 10:45:00

Financial resource base grows, supporting expansion plans HOUSTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Friends of Guinea ("AFG"), a tax exempt non-profit targeting medical relief and disease prevention in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa, reported its project(s)' success in 2010. Mrs. Diaraye Sylla Kourouma, AFG's President (aka "Bebe"), reported that the continued funding and staunch support from its key donors, such as Hyperdynamics Corporation (Amex: HDY), has provided the...

2010-10-15 12:27:00

Government Infrastructure Projects Dynamically Changing Face of the Nation MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inauguration of the new Annobon airport and trade port were the central events of Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Independence Day Celebration. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo commissioned the construction of the two facilities in an effort to foster economic growth through access to the remote island province. The two robust...

2010-10-06 14:55:00

Key questions remain: Will he be free to rejoin his family in the camps? Will he be allowed to continue efforts with Sahrawis in the camps to promote peace? WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community cautiously welcomed, and also raised questions about, today's announcement by the Polisario Front that it has "decided" to release its imprisoned Chief Police Inspector, Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud. He was arrested Sept. 21 in Algeria on charges of...


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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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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'