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2011-09-23 11:47:48

UCLA life scientists and their colleagues have discovered the first evidence of the H1N1 virus in animals in Africa. In one village in northern Cameroon, a staggering 89 percent of the pigs studied had been exposed to the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu. "I was amazed that virtually every pig in this village was exposed," said Thomas B. Smith, director of UCLA's Center for Tropical Research and the senior author of the research. "Africa is ground zero for a new pandemic. Many...

2011-07-05 11:47:00

WORMER, The Netherlands, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire are benefiting from average yield improvements of nearly 50%, a 30% reduction in major pest problems and quality improvements in bean fermentation as a result of Cargill's farmer training to support sustainable cocoa production and certification. Following on from the success of these pilot cooperatives, the training programme is being expanded to Cameroon, the world's fourth largest cocoa producer....

2011-07-01 08:32:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameroon maintains its rare status as one of the few countries in Africa with only two major mobile network operators; however, an auction for two additional mobile licenses that is slated to happen by the end of 2011 could significantly impact the telecom landscape, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com) Cameroon: New Mobile Licenses Offer Foothold in Small but Growing Market offers a precise profile of the country's...

2011-06-07 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, announces today 20 new members of 2011's TEDGlobal Fellows class. Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program handpicks world-changing innovators from around the globe, and brings them to the TED stage -- literally and figuratively -- to raise international awareness of their remarkable work. "I couldn't be more excited about our latest class of exceptionally talented women and men, mavericks from...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

4G Africa is contributing to the reduction of the digital divide Douala, Cameroon (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 4G Cameroon, the local subsidiary of 4G Africa AG, is launching its operation in Cameroon under the brand name "YooMee." The launch takes place only 12 months after it won the necessary permissions and licenses to operate a broadband wireless internet access network from ART (Regulation des Télécommunications du Cameroun). The wireless network covers Douala and is fully...

2011-04-27 10:24:00

LONDON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the successful delivery of the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and a relationship with the Government spanning more than 20 years, De La Rue Identity Systems today announces plans for the roll out of almost half a million Cameroon ePassports over the next 3 years. This latest announcement further strengthens De La Rue's position as the identity solutions partner of choice across Africa and the rest of the World. Developed in...

2011-01-27 00:09:27

When he arrived he realized two of his equipment crates were missing. It has taken several weeks for the crates to be located and reunited with the researcher, but "it was well worth the wait", shared Dr. Loomis. Asheboro, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Dr. Michael Loomis, Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoological Park, is spending January and much of February working in the African nation of Cameroon. When he arrived he realized two of his equipment crates were missing. It...

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2011-01-18 11:31:25

By Tony Fitzpatrick, Washington University in St. Louis Careful analysis shows seismometer noise includes signals from storms in the South Atlantic and 'footquakes' from soccer matches. If you wander up to a seismograph in a museum, unless you are lucky enough to be there right during an earthquake, all you will see is a small wiggly signal being recorded. What's inside the wiggles is called noise by seismologists, because the signal is always there and originates from the normal activity of...

2011-01-04 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Fund, a global partnership to prevent and treat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, has awarded Plan over $52 million for a set of health projects in Benin, Togo and Cameroon. Global Fund has signed an agreement with Plan Benin to put in place a five-year HIV project in the country entitled, "Acceleration of access to services for the prevention of HIV infection, of care and treatment and for community support." Started in October...


Latest Cameroon Reference Libraries

Ngoubou
2013-10-07 08:23:12

The Ngoubou is cryptid in the savanna area of Cameroon and is claimed to fight elephants for land. The pygmies of the region call the creature a Ngoubou that translates to rhinoceros, but the pygmies say that it is not a normal rhinoceros. While a rhino has one horn, the Ngoubou has six horns around its frill. According to locals, the Ngoubou is about the size of an ox. William Gibb and David Wetzel visited the area in 2000 and spoke with the local residents. They claimed an elder of the...

Goliath Frog, Conraua goliath
2013-07-24 11:33:06

The Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath) is the largest living anuran on Earth. The largest known specimens can grow up to 13 inches long from snout to vent, and weighs up to 7 pounds. This animal has a relatively small habitat range, mainly in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Its numbers are decreasing because of habitat destruction and its collection for consumption and the pet trade. Their eyes can be almost .98 inches in diameter. The obvious tympanum has a diameter of about .20 inches and is...

Peter's Duiker, Cephalophus callipygus
2012-09-03 07:31:00

Peter’s duiker (Cephalophus callipygus) is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and northern areas of the Republic of Congo. It prefers a habitat in dense, undisturbed primary forests or rainforests, but it will inhabit forests that have been logged if there is enough cover. It can reach an average height of twenty inches at the shoulder, with a weight of forty pounds. Its fur is typically greyish brown in color. It is thought that Weyns’...

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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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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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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