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2010-03-04 10:33:00

TORONTO, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA"; TSX - "BAA") announces that the Banro Foundation, a registered charity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), has officially handed over to the community of Lugushwa in South Kivu province of the DRC the new Kigumo Health Clinic. The inauguration of the Kigumo Health Clinic took place on Friday, February 26, 2010 in an Official Ceremony presided over by South Kivu Deputy...

2010-02-22 14:56:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the resilience of millions of women survivors of war around the world, Women for Women International is hosting a global campaign called, "Join Me on the Bridge." This unprecedented call to action, on the 99th anniversary of International Women's Day, March 8th 2010, will highlight the fact the women are 70% of the world's poor; 75% of the civilians killed in war [along with their children], and earn only 10% of the world income, despite doing 66%...

2009-12-14 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today concerning Niotan Inc.: In a December 7 statement, Nevada-based Niotan Inc. claimed that it "does not source tantalum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo" and denied reports suggesting that it is linked to conflict minerals originating in eastern Congo. The Report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

2009-11-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of international nonprofit organizations - including the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Human Rights Watch, World Vision, Oxfam America, Global Witness, International Labor Rights Forum, Genocide Intervention Network, Resolve Uganda, Falling Whistles, Jewish World Watch, Mennonite Central Committee, As You Sow, and the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society - today released the following...

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2009-11-16 15:17:36

RIT professor organizes workshop in Rwanda to grapple with the problem of Lake Kivu A dangerous level of carbon dioxide and methane gas haunts Lake Kivu, the freshwater lake system bordering Rwanda and the Republic of Congo. Scientists can't say for sure if the volatile mixture at the bottom of the lake will remain still for another 1,000 years or someday explode without warning. In a region prone to volcanic and seismic activity, the fragility of Lake Kivu is a serious matter. Compounding...

2009-10-14 09:25:00

TORONTO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE AMEX - "BAA"; TSX - "BAA") is pleased to report that the Banro Foundation, a registered charity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), has officially handed over to the community of Saramabila and the Kambambere territory in the DRC the new Saramabila Institute secondary school. The project was financed and built by the Banro Foundation using local contractors and labour. Saramabila is...

2009-10-05 15:19:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The founders of HEAL Africa (www.healafrica.org), a nonprofit organization that provides holistic healing including urgent care medical services and community development support for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are conducting a seven-city tour of the U.S. to share the work of HEAL Africa in the midst of the of war in Congo. HEAL Africa's approach to healing conflict has helped nearly 200,000 women and families recover from rape,...

2009-09-23 06:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Commenting on the successful conclusion to the plea bargain agreement between the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), S.A. Botswana Hauliers (Pty) Limited and its company representative and director, Billy Rautenbach, who said that he is overjoyed to be able to enter South Africa once again. "It's always been my goal to return to South Africa to pursue potential business opportunities here once my name was cleared," says Rautenbach. "It's...

2009-09-10 08:44:00

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, has been named the lead spokesperson for the African Union on climate change. The appointment was made at the AU's Special Summit in Tripoli, Libya last week. President Sassou will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 22nd on the impact of climate change on Africa and regional efforts to ensure global sustainability. Sassou will also...

2009-08-21 08:52:00

Official Visit to Department of State Focused on Strengthening Regional Stability and Continued Judicial Reform WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During an official visit to Washington, D.C. Thursday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Pastor Micha Ondo Bile, met with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson to discuss the strategic partnership between the United States and the Central-African nation. Foreign Minister...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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