Latest Cameroon Stories

2008-09-21 21:00:15

By Terence Gomez IN Malaysia, firms with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) have been recognised through well-publicised awards. Common wisdom also holds that public-private collaborations involving governments, multinational corporations (MNCs) and international financial institutions such as the World Bank will enhance social well-being by eradicating poverty, promoting sustainable forms of economic development, protecting the environment and respecting the rights of...

2008-09-16 09:00:42

KING'S Manor has just been awarded the prestigious 'International School Award' based on its success in embracing internationalism and culture within the curriculum. The award, held only by a handful of schools in the North East, provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instill a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people. The school has fully developed an international ethos with all pupils being engaged in international work at...

2008-09-07 03:00:00

By Ndiwane, Abraham Abstract: The risk of HIV transmission may be increased by certain cultural practices. In Cameroon, these practices include group circumcision of boys using unsterile knives during rites of passage, skin cutting or tribal markings, group breast feeding practices and nose shaving rituals. Since traditional healers and circumcisers have a vital role in these practices at the village level, their collaboration is needed by government and biomedical communities to engage in...

2008-08-15 03:00:00

By Anonymous In addition to expanding exploration, increasing refining capacity and adding power generating capacity, Cameroon's strategic and tactical plans also have strong components aimed at improving transportation and communication networks. Expanding the social, health and environmental protection programs that are already underway will also be keys to the country's economic future. All these efforts will be facilitated by an increasing stable business environment that welcomes...

2008-08-14 03:00:00

By Anonymous As oil and gas demand continues to grow, two things will follow Discovered reserves will not become more valuable and incentives to explore for additional supplies will become increasingly attractive. Though Cameroon's proved oil and gas 200 million bbl by Oil & Gas Journal, are modest on a worldwide scale, the country's potential - especially for the discovery of natural gas - is significant. And Cameroon's strategic plans are designed to exploit that potential to benefit...

2008-08-14 03:00:42

By Anonymous With significant proven natural gas reserves and a looming demand for clean energy to fuel its economic growth, Cameroon has developed a strategy to develop those reserves for power generation, domestic use and export revenue. The opportunities are large. Only small gas volumes are now produced, and are used primarily to enhance oil field performance and generate in-field electricity. The country's natural gas resources are large, but a more accurate assessment of those...

2008-07-08 03:00:23

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas has successfully acquired the UK-based exploration and production company Tullow Oil's 40% non-operated interest in the Ngosso Permit, offshore Cameroon. MOL had signed the sale and purchase agreement with Tullow Cameroon in November 2007. The operator of the block chose not to exercise its pre-emption right, following which the government of Cameroon gave its approval for the transaction. The Ngosso Permit is a shallow-water block in the prolific Rio del Rey...

2008-06-26 09:02:54

Geovic Mining Corp. ("Geovic" or "The Company") (TSX: GMC) is pleased to announce two key appointments in its senior management ranks. Wade Nesmith has been appointed Chairman of Geovic's Board of Directors. An independent director of Geovic since September 2006, Mr. Nesmith has been instrumental to Geovic's growth since it became a public company in December 2006. Currently, Mr. Nesmith is associate counsel with Lang Michener LLP, where he specializes in corporate governance and...

2008-06-25 12:02:53

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Geovic Mining Corp. ("Geovic" or "The Company") (TSX:GMC), on behalf of its 60%-owned subsidiary Geovic Cameroon PLC (GeoCam), is pleased to announce the progress of its drilling program at the Mada cobalt- nickel-manganese property in Cameroon, Africa. Mada is a northern, adjoining extension of the Nkamouna deposit, with very similar geologic properties and mineral grades. The purpose of drilling out Mada is to determine if it...

2008-06-15 18:00:21

By Bill Jackson, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 15--A company seeking to mine uranium in northeast Weld County stressed it is not to be confused with other companies that have been probing the region. Geovic Mining Co. representatives, in fact, tout the company's Colorado roots with a long history of uranium mining. John E. "Jack" Sherborne is the CEO of Geovic Mining Co., headquartered in Grand Junction. While it is not at present mining uranium, Geovic is involved in a huge cobalt...

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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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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