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New Weakly Electric Fish Species Reflects Hope For Peace In Central Africa
2014-04-11 14:05:39

Pensoft Publishers Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. One of them, known from only a single specimen, is named "Petrocephalus boboto." "Boboto" is the word for peace in the Lingala language, the lingua franca of the Congo River, reflecting the authors' hope for peace in troubled Central Africa. On a 2010 field trip to the Congo River of Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the riverside village of...

2011-10-04 07:00:00

Thomas Guerriero, CEO of WMX Group, Inc. Announces Former Consul To The Democratic Republic Of Congo & President Of The HAB Foundation, Henri-Alain Baniakina To The Board Of Directors. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Thomas Guerriero, CEO of WMX Group, Inc. (WEX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) parent company to The World Mercantile Exchange has introduced former Consul to the Democratic Republic of Congo and current President of the HAB Foundation, Henri-Alain Baniakina to the...

2011-05-12 00:00:46

On May 12 at 11 am, His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo, will hold a briefing on the May 31-June 3 summit in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo of the major rainforest regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. This summit, hosted by the Republic of Congo, will bring together representatives of the world's three major tropical rainforest regions: the Congo Basin in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin of South America and the Mekong-Borneo...

2008-07-25 12:00:12

Text of report by French state-funded public broadcaster Radio France Internationale on 25 July [Presenter] At least 42 passengers are said to have drowned, 115 are missing and only 20 survivors after a boat sank on the Ubangi river in northwestern [DR]Congo- Kinshasa on Tuesday [22 July]. The accident took place on the Ubangi river in the northern [DR]Congolese district of Ubangi and the prefecture of the Basse Coto [as heard] in Central African Republic [CAR], Sophie Epstein do we have...

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2008-06-17 16:30:00

A new state-of-the-art camera onboard a satellite will be used to monitor deforestation levels in Africa's Congo Basin. RALCam3, a high-resolution camera, designed and built by UK scientists, will provide the first detailed view of the area's rate of forest cover loss. The project is part of the Congo Basin Forest Fund, a £108m joint-initiative by the UK and Norwegian governments to fund aims to curb climate change by preventing deforestation in the region. "We are pledging to work...

2008-05-02 16:05:00

This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.In his classic novella "Heart of Darkness," Joseph Conrad's protagonist, Marlow, describes the Congo River as an immense snake "... uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." A description that, while wonderfully evocative, is also a bit menacing. I am happy to report that my own experiences...

2006-07-27 03:55:00

By Daniel Flynn MAITA, Congo (Reuters) - "Vote on Sunday! Vote on Sunday!" men shout at villagers from aboard a 50-foot wooden canoe as it glides along the vast Congo river, packed high with boxes of voting ballots and red plastic tables and chairs. Smiling women and children wave and run along the bank as the pirogue arrives at the tiny island of Maita, bringing to villagers there the chance to vote on Sunday in Democratic Republic of Congo's first free elections in more than 40 years. The...

2005-11-29 09:57:11

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 60 people were killed when they were swept off the roof of a train into the river below as the train crossed a bridge in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Tuesday. "It seems there are over 60 dead in this accident," Koloso Sumaili, governor of Maniema province, told Reuters in Kinshasa after speaking with local officials in his region. He said the accident happened on Monday, around 200 km (125 miles) south of the town of...

2005-10-28 09:48:19

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - The world's second largest rainforest stands a greater chance of being protected after Congo's president finally backed a largely ignored ban on new logging, conservation group Greenpeace said on Friday. Democratic Republic of Congo's government imposed a ban in 2002 on the allocation of new logging concessions to prevent rampant deforestation in the vast, central African country but the moratorium has since been widely flouted. President Joseph...


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2007-03-30 00:34:17

Steatocranus (Boulenger, 1899) is a small genus of rheophilic cichlid fish endemic to the Congo River, although one species, Steatocranus irevinei, occurs in West Africa. The genus currently includes 9 species, all of which have relatively reduced swim bladder function. The name Steatocranus refers to the fatty deposit on the forehead of most species. Two species, Steatocranus casuarius (also known as the Lionhead, Blockhead or Humphead) and Steatocranus tinanti are relatively common in the...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.