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2009-03-03 14:23:00

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced today that its subsidiary, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Limited, has participated in the Leda discovery well in the central northern area of Block 31 offshore Angola. Leda is Marathon's 29th discovery on Angola Blocks 31 and 32. The Leda discovery well is located approximately 250 miles off the Angolan coast, and is about 7 miles southwest of the Marte field. The well was drilled...

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2009-02-23 13:39:49

Angolan health officials warned on Monday that further efforts are required to prevent the spread of rabies, which has killed 82 children in Luanda, more than 20 of them in the last two weeks. "In 30 years I have never seen as many cases as this. I think we have to do a lot more about the circulation of dogs in the city," Luis Bernardino, director general of Luanda's Bernardino pediatric hospital, told AFP. Rabies is transmitted to humans through the saliva of an infected animal that bites...

2009-02-03 08:03:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) today reported a fourth quarter 2008 net loss of $41 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Net income in the fourth quarter of 2007 was $668 million, or $0.94 per diluted share. The 2008 results include a non-cash $1.4 billion impairment of goodwill related to the Oil Sands Mining segment. For the fourth quarter of 2008, net income adjusted for special items was $1.025 billion, or $1.44 per diluted share,...

2009-02-03 03:22:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- There is huge potential for biofuel production in sub-Saharan African countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Angola, provided there is a concerted effort from key stakeholders. The production of feedstock and the fuel itself would ultimately lead to socio-economic improvement and, with the correct implementation and management, the controversy about feedstock used for fuel vs. food can be resolved. (Logo:...

2008-10-27 18:00:22

The global law firm of Thompson & Knight has assisted Sonangol, the state-owned oil company of Angola, in a transaction for one of the world's largest integrated natural gas projects. Under terms of the deal, Sonangol's Sonagas unit and Chevron Corp., together with their European partners Total SA, BP PLC, and Eni SpA, have agreed to invest more than $7 billion in a new liquefied natural gas export facility located near the city of Soyo on Angola's northwest coast. The project was...

2008-10-22 12:00:37

CityView Corporation Limited ("CityView") (ASX:CVI) (OTCBB:CTVWF) (FSE:C4Z) is pleased to announce that Mr Manuel Africano has agreed to act as non-executive Chairman of the Company. Mr Africano has recently retired as the Minister for Geology and Mines of Angola. During his term as a senior Minister in the Cabinet he successfully assisted in the rebuilding of Angola's fractured post-war economy and the co-ordination of the African Diamond Producers Association. In Angola's war of...

2008-10-16 03:00:18

Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola and BP Exploration have announced the Dione oil discovery in ultra-deepwater Block 31, offshore Angola. The oil discovery is the 16th discovery made by BP in Block 31 and is located in the southern portion of the block, about 9km to the southwest of the Juno-1 discovery. Dione was drilled in a water depth of 1696 meters, some 390km northwest of Luanda and reached a total depth of 3272 meters below sea level. The well test results confirmed...

2008-10-15 09:00:37

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Limited, has participated in the Dione discovery well in the southern area of Block 31 offshore Angola. Dione is Marathon's 28th discovery on Angola Blocks 31 and 32. The Dione discovery well is located approximately 240 miles off the Angolan coast, and is about 5 miles southwest of the Juno-1 discovery well announced in July 2005. The...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

German airlines Lufthansa increases flights to Angola LUANDA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- German airlines Lufthansa is to increase from one flight to two flights a week to Angola after having obtained positive financial indicators in the last six months of activity in the country, a Lufthansa managerial official has said. Gabriel Leupold, director for Lufthansa's southeastern African region business, said Monday that the Angolan market is one of the most promising for Lufthansa in the African...

2008-10-07 00:00:19

World in brief PARIS The son of the late President Franois Mitterrand (below), as well as a former interior minister and several other men who were once among France's most powerful went on trial yesterday over the sale of 450m worth of weapons to Angola. The case centres on two arms traders, Pierre Falcone and Arkady Gaydamak, who sold arms to Angola's government during its war against UNITA rebels in the early 1990s. They are accused of paying political contacts to push through deals, as...


Latest Angola Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'