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2012-08-22 10:21:31

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the worst drought in 15 years continues to devastate communities and increase malnutrition among the most vulnerable people in West Africa, the nonprofit Counterpart International is asking companies, their employees and individuals to donate to the relief efforts. (www.Counterpart.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) "Counterpart is taking on this crisis one village at a time," says Joan Parker,...

2012-08-20 22:20:16

LONDON, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The global oil and gas industry is focused on exploring alternative regions for production, and deepwater pre-salt basins along Africa's South Atlantic coast are a newcomer to the global frontier of exploration that has attracted majors and independents alike. With an estimated 75 billion barrels of untapped oil worth US$7.5 trillion in today's prices, stakeholders in the region stand to make substantial gains if they exploit these...

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2012-08-16 22:03:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Companies have taken a significant step towards eradicating "blood phones" and "conflict minerals," but there is still more work to be done, according to a new report. A new investigative Enough Project report assessed companies and what measures they are taking to ensure the materials they use to build their electronic devices are not bought at the highest of prices. A conflict arose back in the early 2000's when nations caught...

2012-08-01 10:25:24

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- In a surprise move underscoring the growing danger in Africa's Sahara/Sahel, Spain ordered the evacuation of all its aid-workers from the Polisario-run refugee camps near Tindouf in Algeria. Aid workers from three other Western nations also left. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo cited increased fears for aid-worker safety and "well-founded indications" of possible attack by al-Qaeda-linked groups in...

2012-07-24 14:22:11

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of children fleeing a recent upsurge in violence in eastern DRC are at risk of being forcibly recruited into armed groups, said World Vision today. The majority of people fleeing violence in DRC are children, with some reporting they are doing so to avoid forcible recruitment into armed groups, the aid agency said from Goma. Despite the release of some of the estimated 30,000 child soldiers since the...

2012-07-13 06:24:28

Improvement of public health and health infrastructure is a national priority in Equatorial Guinea. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea and Botswana lead Africa in per capita investments in health care, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, but the gap in spending between Africa and the rest of the world is still a concern. The statistics are from the WHO's 2012 Health Financing and Health MDGs (Millennium...

2012-07-11 23:01:17

Targeting a broader outlook at the opportunities that rubber plantation presents in West & Central Africa and supported by Ministry of Food & Agriculture, (MOFA) Republic of Ghana, CMT is pleased to host the inaugural [RubberPlant Africa, on 04-05 September in Accra, Ghana. Accra, Africa (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 With global demand for natural rubber consistently rising, plantation companies are venturing into West & Central African regions such as Malawi, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon,...

2012-06-29 02:23:09

Former Sudan Lost Boy to join Team World Vision In Effort to Help Children Living in Poverty in Kenya and South Sudan INTERNATIONAL CHARITY WORLD VISION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OF THE FASTEST MEN ON EARTH EUGENE, Ore., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After qualifying Thursday night for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team in the men's 5,000 meters, former Sudan Lost Boy Lopez Lomong now has his sights set on a gold medal in London at The Olympic Summer Games....

2012-06-13 14:20:47

Favorable conditions for U.S. investment in a modern, diversifying economy. President Obiang seeks U.S. companies for IT, telecoms, fisheries, agribusiness, mining, tourism. HOUSTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea laid out the welcome mat in Houston Monday for U.S. investments in information technology, telecommunications, fisheries, construction, agriculture and agroindustry, mining and hydrocarbons. Some 200 representatives of companies...

2012-05-30 10:23:41

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The National Press Club's (NPC) International Correspondents Committee will hold a panel discussion on the global impact of the war crimes conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The event will take place at the NPC's Holeman Lounge on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The panel discussion will feature special prosecutor Stephen J. Rapp,...


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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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