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2013-09-04 12:28:46

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ventures Africa magazine recently carried a featured story on the captivating natural landscapes of Equatorial Guinea's Island of Bioko. The article highlighted the island's white sand beaches, colorful vegetation and precious wood. While it focused mostly on the West African nation's climate, geographical location and natural beauty, the magazine also highlighted its offshore oil reserves, "as well as the fact of...

2013-08-27 23:27:02

H.E. Kelebone Maope, Ambassador and Permanent Representative for the Kingdom of Lesotho to the UN christen the Spirit of Malabo that will help bring the UN Slave Memorial into fruition. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 With scenic East River as a backdrop and The United Nations International School (UNIS) as its nearest neighbor, the Skyport Marina located on 23rd Street and the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive played host for the christening of the Spirit of Malabo on...

2012-07-05 10:22:11

Scientists from Drexel University and the University of Equatorial Guinea May Have Discovered Four New Frog Species MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in Equatorial Guinea may have discovered up to four new species of amphibians on Bioko Island. They believe that the island may be a kind of "ark" for amphibians where species have developed immunities to at least some of the diseases that are currently affecting amphibian populations worldwide....

2012-02-09 14:15:00

Award-winning photojournalists highlight Bioko and Rio Muni in Equatorial Guinea BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's Reuters Travelogue features a stunning photo slideshow by award-winning photojournalists Luc Gnago and Amr Abdullah Dalsh. Gnago and Abdullah Dalsh recently joined hundreds of other reporters and photojournalists to Equatorial Guinea to cover the African Cup of Nations, which was co-hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Matches...

2012-01-20 13:59:00

BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Co-host Equatorial Guinea will open the 28th Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2012) with a match against Libya in the newly remodeled Bata Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Bata, the country's largest city. "Equatorial Guinea is proud to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations 2012, the continent's most prestigious cup. This is a great opportunity to show how the country is advancing and our...

2011-09-27 16:19:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just ten years, Equatorial Guinea has become one of the major regional powers in hydrocarbon extraction and processing, leading to an unprecedented economic boom and transformation and a case study in the world, according to a recent report in the ICE Economic Bulletin. The development of the country's energy sector plays a significant role in taking the country closer to become an emergent and sustainable economy by...

2011-08-31 16:07:00

Facility Will Improve National Oil Distribution MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea recently partnered with Dutch storage-facilities giant Royal Vopak to develop a crude oil storage terminal that will optimize distribution on the island of Bioko, home of the nation's capital. Royal Vopak is the world's leading independent provider of conditioned storage facilities for bulk liquids, operating in 31 countries worldwide and providing...

2011-06-13 09:07:00

President Obiang Officially Opens 11 New Facilities Country Is Ready to Host African Union Summit MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea dedicated 11 new facilities on the island of Bioko on Saturday. The public works projects were designed to improve infrastructure, help combat corruption, and bring potable water to communities. Some of the projects expanded the city's ability to host...

2011-05-11 09:47:00

Government Partnership Develops $15.8 Million Initiative to Reduce Malaria MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has decreased the prevalence of the malaria parasite in children by 57% in just four years and has increased the number of children protected by bed nets or indoor spraying of insecticides from 4% to 95% in that same period, according to a report by Roll Back Malaria. Research carried out on the Island of Bioko,...

2010-07-13 16:21:00

Island of Bioko Achieves UN Millennium Development Goals Ahead of 2015 MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Malaria Control Project, a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Marathon Oil Corporation, and Medical Care Development International (MCDI) report a reduction in infant mortality in nearly a third of the population on the Island of Bioko. As part of this national...


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2007-01-02 10:17:56

The drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) is a primate of the Cercopithecidae (Old-world Monkeys) family. It is closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the mandrill. The drill is similar in appearance to the mandrill, but lacks the colorful face. It is found only in Cameroon, Nigeria, and north of the Sanaga River. It is also found on the coastal island of Bioko, part of Equatorial Guinea. The drill is one of Africa's most endangered primates.

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