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2014-10-20 04:22:14

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NASDAQ: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services headquartered in Amsterdam, today announced that its 51.9% owned subsidiary Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. ("GTH") has sold its entire 100% stake in Telecel Globe Limited ("TG"), which owns 100% of each of U-COM in Burundi and Telecel CAR in Central African Republic, for USD 65 million, subject to certain post-closing...

2013-12-10 23:20:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators. London (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Market penetration to reach 60% among Africas one billion people in 2012 Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. Market penetration passed the 50% mark in 2010 and is expected to reach 60% in 2012. Subscriber growth across the continent has slowed to around 17% p.a, but several individual markets are still...

2012-10-23 20:49:22

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change. According to CU-Boulder geography Professor John O'Loughlin, the new CU-Boulder study undertaken with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder is an attempt to...

The Saga Of The Long-Fingered Frog
2012-03-28 12:14:37

A single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog has been discovered by herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas at El Paso. The researchers discovered the Bururi frog while on a research expedition to Burundi in December 2011. This frog had been considered long since extinct, as the last time it had been seen by scientists was in 1949. Burundi is a place of interest for biologists who study the evolution and distribution of life in Africa....

2011-08-11 18:14:00

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a critical time in the nation's history, world evangelist Andrew Palau led an area-wide outreach in Burundi this past week. The events brought together nearly 500 of Burundi's churches to spread the ultimate message of hope--new life in Jesus Christ. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/DC51405 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MM81889LOGO ) The outreach culminated in the two-day Love...

2011-02-04 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Corps is expanding this year to support 70 emerging leaders in their 2011-2012 fellowship class. Applications for placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the USA are now open at www.apply.ghcorps.org. GHC is seeking applicants with diverse skill-sets from areas that are often viewed as outside of the traditional health workforce--managers, communicators, architects, computer scientists, supply chain analysts and other...

2008-11-13 12:00:12

The global charity Floresta, that works to end poverty by halting deforestation, has named Burundi the nation most impacted by environmental degradation as judged by its dwindling forests, severely poor soil, fuel consumption from firewood and people living on less than $1 per day. "For more than two decades, we have watched the poor struggle to stay afloat while their forests were cut down for fuel and income with nothing being done to improve the land for farming and to protect hillsides...


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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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