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2010-10-05 07:00:00

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA"; TSX - "BAA") reports that on September 27, 2010 the Company, together with DRC government leaders, South Kivu provincial government officials and local community leaders, celebrated construction of the Company's Twangiza gold mine with a ground breaking ceremony at the plant site. The Company's wholly-owned gold plant is scheduled to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2011. Among...

2010-09-16 16:53:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voice of America (VOANews.com) reports that Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Health, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, said the government is working closely with the World Health Organization and putting up health infrastructure as well as implementing a host of health programs geared towards improving the health of Equatorial Guineans. The Minister of Health said "the first investment began in 1996, and since then the...

2010-09-10 14:29:00

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry to Streamline Processes to Boost Investment BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Minister of State for Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue met with directors of the Ministry's various departments to discuss how to streamline functions and processes as part of modernization efforts to stimulate growth of the country's agricultural sector. In his remarks,...

2010-09-08 10:17:00

World Health Organization Regional Director Advocates for "African Fund" to Support Public Health MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's Ministry for Health and Social Welfare has committed to adopt the WHO Regional Committee resolutions to improve public health for its citizens and cooperate with other participating countries for the betterment of health in Africa. Equatorial Guinea and the other participating countries, adopted the following...

2010-09-01 15:59:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, met with the United Nations Regional Committee delegation to further discuss ways to facilitate technical assistance to the local United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to improve the effectiveness of its 2009-2012 Assistance Program activities in Equatorial Guinea. The main focus of the meeting was to...

2010-09-01 14:25:52

Widely tested 'African Market Garden' offers farmers a chance to prosper from year-round harvests With a major famine unfolding in Niger and other countries of West Africa's dry Sahelian region, an agricultural scientist speaking here today at the African Green Revolution Forum announced new progress in disseminating an innovative system for irrigated vegetable production"”a valuable option in a region that is highly dependent on subsistence rainfed cropping. Referred to as the African...

2010-06-23 13:08:54

New report highlights how groups spur governments into action: Students get books in Guatemala, teacher absenteeism addressed in Ghana, plus an embarrassment revealed in India's clinics"”drugs unavailable, pharmacists gone Independent research by local groups in emerging democracies helped uncover corruption or abysmal government performance in 13 countries in last few years, forcing public officials to improve education and healthcare services, according to a global report released...

2010-06-21 20:37:13

Despite the fact that the African languages in Rwanda and Uganda are marginalised in most formal domains in society, they are used far more extensively than commonly believed. This is one conclusion reached in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by a large number of indigenous languages that are not appointed official languages. In fact, Westerners often find the vast linguistic diversity difficult to comprehend. By comparing...

2010-04-16 15:23:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading up to next week's 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the following are ten good reasons to keep Morocco in mind -- and visit online or in person -- to mark Global Earth Day. 1) Welcome to Morocco's capital, RABAT, one of six world cities selected by Earth Day as host for major events in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Global Earth Day -- along with Tokyo, Kolkata, Buenos Aires, Washington, DC, and New York City. 2) Solar energy...

2010-03-22 11:10:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director and advocate Ben Affleck today announced the launch of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making initiative with the mission of helping the Congolese people support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region. ECI is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. In...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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