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2009-08-21 12:50:00

Paleontologists say Angola is fast becoming a "museum in the ground" for rare dinosaur fossils, where some are actually sticking out of the ground, AFP reported. Louis Jacobs of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, is part of the PaleoAngola project, which is hunting for dinosaur fossils. He called Angola the final frontier for paleontology. "Due to the war, there's been little research carried out so far, but now we're getting in finally and there's so much to find. In some areas...

2009-08-10 15:05:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported a net loss attributable to VAALCO of $1.7 million or ($0.03) per diluted share for the second quarter of 2009 compared to net income of $13.0 million or $0.22 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2008. Second quarter 2009 revenues were $32.1 million compared to $55.4 million in the second quarter of 2008. Second quarter 2009 results reflect the overall decline in crude oil prices, which...

2009-07-17 06:05:00

HONG KONG, July 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO; SEHK: 0883) is pleased to announce today that the Company through a 50:50 joint venture with Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation ("SINOPEC"), has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 32 Limited, a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, to acquire a 20% working interest in the Production Sharing Contract and...

2009-07-17 06:02:00

HOUSTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) today announced that its subsidiary, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 32 Limited, has entered into a definitive agreement with CNOOC International Limited (CNOOC), and Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SINOPEC) under which CNOOC and SINOPEC will purchase an undivided 20 percent participating interest in the Production Sharing Contract and Joint Operating...

2009-06-30 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Angola and Mozambique are amongst the most promising telecommunications markets in Africa and have high potential for growth. Both are emerging from decades of civil war into boom periods of reconstruction. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "Both of these countries have become hot spots for global investors and there are plenty of opportunities in the mobile communications sector," says Frost & Sullivan ICT...

2009-05-27 09:19:00

HOUSTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that its subsidiary, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Limited, has participated in the deepwater Oberon discovery well in the southern area of Block 31 offshore Angola. Oberon is Marathon's 30th discovery on Angola Blocks 31 and 32. The Oberon discovery well is located approximately 250 miles off the Angolan coast, and is less than 3 miles northeast of the Dione discovery, announced...

2009-05-12 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Revenues in the Angolan mobile communications market are set to triple by 2015. While growth in Mozambique may be slightly lower, the high demand for services in both countries is creating lucrative investment opportunities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "Mozambique and Angola are both emerging from long civil wars," notes Frost & Sullivan (http://www.ict.frost.com) research analyst Silvia Hirano Venter....

2009-05-07 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of the infrastructure in Angola and Mozambique was severely devastated during their respective civil wars. Efforts to rapidly improve these economies have revealed the fragility of their infrastructure, and it is therefore of crucial importance to allocate adequate resources to accelerate the reconstruction of their electricity backbones. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The provision of electricity is a...

2009-04-16 11:49:55

Some countries still harbor wild poliovirus, so all polio-free countries need to maintain sensitive surveillance systems, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weekly Report released Thursday said that from 2007-2008, the cases of polio in Africa increased 144 percent, from 387 cases in 2007 to 946 in 2008, primarily because of a resurgence of cases in Nigeria as well as increases in Angola, Chad and Sudan. The importations of wild poliovirus resulted...

2009-03-16 15:30:00

HOUSTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported results for the full-year and fourth quarter of 2008. 2008 operating and financial highlights include: Replaced 166% of production; Increased proved reserves by 19% to 7.4 million barrels oil equivalent; Increased discretionary cash flow by 27% to $66.6 million; Increased net income by 56%; Maintained strong balance sheet with $125.4 million of cash and $5 million of debt as of December 31, 2008....


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Baboon Spider, Pterinochilus murinus
2014-08-29 11:57:31

The Baboon Spider (Pterinochilus murinus), an old-world tarantula, was initially described in 1897 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is found on the African continent, in Angola, as well as central, eastern, and southern Africa. Among those who keep tarantulas as pets, Pterinochilus murinus is known as “OBT”, which means Orange Baboon Tarantula or Orange Bitey Thing, and also as the Pterror, a pun on its Latin genus classification: Pterinochilus. These nicknames are in reference...

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...

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2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

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2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have horns, which can reach 59 inches. Males and females are strikingly similar in appearance until they...

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