Latest Cameroon Stories

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...

2010-11-29 11:42:00

EATONTOWN, N.J. and ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- StratoComm Corporation (STCO) is providing interim status as to company activities and plans going forward. Following is a review and current status of the company's present activities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071024/NYW094LOGO ) A number of cost cutting measures have been implemented including the furlough of certain of company personnel who presently await recall. The Company will continue to...

2010-11-18 16:56:42

CIFOR study pinpointing problems in Cameroon instructive for plans to distribute forest-based carbon revenues under the REDD+ mechanism A new study finds a lack of transparency and corruption are reducing the impact of an initiative in Cameroon that channels a portion of national timber levies to rural forest communities. The study highlights the challenges of using a climate change pact to do something similar in forested regions around the world. In an article published in the peer-reviewed...

2010-07-15 09:31:00

ALBANY, N.Y. and EATONTOWN, N.J., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- StratoComm Corporation (STCO) StratoComm has issued a Purchase Order to acquire the assets required to put into production its first Transitional Telecommunications System, which is earmarked for delivery to Evergreen ISP Platforms, its joint venture partner located in Douala, Cameroon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071024/NYW094LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071024/NYW094LOGO)...

2010-07-13 01:00:00

-- BGAN X-Stream mobile satellite service streams broadcast-quality video from the field -- BETHESDA, MD, July 13 /PRNewswire/ - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced that Cameroon's Equinoxe Television successfully deployed Inmarsat's BGAN X-Stream mobile satellite service to broadcast news and match results of the Cameroon national team from the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Equinoxe is one of only...

2010-05-18 02:00:00

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sportlifestyle Company to Host Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast Football Teams in Paris for Exhibition Game Before World Cup(TM) - PUMA to Host Free Concert Featuring Africa Express Artists PUMA(R) announced today it will host the 'Africa Unity Experience' in Paris from May 28-29 as the brand's kick-off for World Cup(TM). Three PUMA-sponsored African Federations-Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana-will participate in a...

2010-05-04 04:00:00

Five-Year Program to Reach Nearly 30,000 Smallholder Farmers in Cameroon YAOUNDE, Cameroon, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a ceremony held in Yaounde, the World Cocoa Foundation launched the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP) in Cameroon. The ceremony was timed to coincide with Cameroon's celebration of 50 years of independence. The program is managed by the World Cocoa Foundation and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 15 chocolate industry companies. CLP is expected...

2010-04-26 10:10:00

ALBANY, N.Y. and EATONTOWN, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- StratoComm Corporation (STCO) reports on recent travel to Douala, Cameroon by two members of the senior management team to support ongoing training and continued subscriber equipment installation necessary to keep pace with service installation requests. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071024/NYW094LOGO ) On April 15th Richard Buchanan, VP Systems Integration and Charles Snyder, VP Systems Engineering...

2010-04-15 02:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study issued this month shows several remarkable changes in the ways people in the U.S. are communicating with family and friends in the central western African Republic of Cameroon. The research, provided by the Internet phone company, Rebtel (http://www.rebtel.com), shows several fascinating facts and findings based on its calling volume in the first three months of 2010. Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays are the days that most Cameroonians...

Latest Cameroon Reference Libraries

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’...

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.

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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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'