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2009-11-28 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep an eye out for the upcoming compilation album, "Raise Hope for Congo," a Downtown/Mercer Street Records release to benefit the Enough Project. The album, slated for release in early 2010, is scheduled to include international recording artists Norah Jones and Mos Def, among many others, and will support efforts to end violence against women and girls in Congo. This coming Sunday, November 29, CBS' 60 Minutes will turn its attention to the...

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2009-11-24 07:20:00

Gorilla-filled swamp forests need immediate protection A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo"”part of the "mother lode" of more than 125,000 gorillas discovered last year"”are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region. The study recommends protection of the swamp forests adjacent to the southwest border of Lac T©l© Community Reserve after recent...

2009-11-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of international nonprofit organizations - including the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Human Rights Watch, World Vision, Oxfam America, Global Witness, International Labor Rights Forum, Genocide Intervention Network, Resolve Uganda, Falling Whistles, Jewish World Watch, Mennonite Central Committee, As You Sow, and the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society - today released the following...

2009-11-05 00:00:00

PARIS, November 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Q3 2009 Revenues of EUR52.9m, +9% vs Q2 2009 Net Production of 9,157 bopd (10,791 boepd Including Venezuela) Cumulative Sales (9 Months) of EUR128.6m Exclusive Development Authorisation Obtained for the Omko Field Activity in the 3rd quarter of 2009 Sales - Q3 2009: EUR52.9m - 9 months cumulative: EUR128.6m Average entitled production in Q3 - Onal: 6,539 bopd - Omko: 2,159 bopd - Banio: 446...

2009-10-06 09:20:00

Proceeds from the Benefit will go toward The City of Joy, a safe house and leadership community under construction in the Democratic Republic of Congo Work donated by renowned artists to be auctioned off at the benefit NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The second annual Women of the Congo Benefit, hosted by a planning committee of women from New York, Connecticut and Long Island, will take place from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Tuesday October 20, 2009 at the W New York, 541...

2009-10-05 15:19:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The founders of HEAL Africa (www.healafrica.org), a nonprofit organization that provides holistic healing including urgent care medical services and community development support for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are conducting a seven-city tour of the U.S. to share the work of HEAL Africa in the midst of the of war in Congo. HEAL Africa's approach to healing conflict has helped nearly 200,000 women and families recover from rape,...

2009-09-16 00:37:57

As many as 100 gorillas a year may be killed by poachers and sold for bush meat in a single region in the Republic of Congo, an environmental group says. Endangered Species International said it conducted an undercover investigation in Kouilou, 60 to 80 miles up the Kouilou River from Pointe-Noire, the country's second-largest city and a major port. If poaching continues at its current rate, gorillas could disappear from the region within a decade, the group's president, Pierre Fidenci, told...

2009-09-10 08:44:00

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, has been named the lead spokesperson for the African Union on climate change. The appointment was made at the AU's Special Summit in Tripoli, Libya last week. President Sassou will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 22nd on the impact of climate change on Africa and regional efforts to ensure global sustainability. Sassou will also...

2009-06-15 15:51:06

American researchers who have been studying the rare and threatened bonobo ape will lead monitoring efforts after a group of orphan bonobos are returned to the wild in the Congo for the first time this month.On June 14 and 28, for the first time ever, a group of 18 orphan bonobos will be returned to the wild."We'll be monitoring the social behavior and feeding habits of the bonobos as they adjust to life back in the wild," said Duke anthropologist Brian Hare, who will be leading the...

2009-06-04 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, journalists cover war and conflict around the globe. But what happens when the conflict ends, and media coverage shifts to the latest "hot spot?" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO ) A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals the horror and the hope left behind in conflict's wake. "Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines" features 40 stirring photographs taken in eight countries by five...


Latest Congo Reference Libraries

Western Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax dorsalis
2012-10-01 17:43:06

The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also known as Beecroft's tree hyrax or the western tree dassie, is a mammal that is native to Central and West Africa. Its range holds many areas including Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat within moist savannah or rocky areas, as well as tropical and subtropical moist low-lying forests. Not much is known about this species habits, but some studies have...

Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

2012-06-15 06:58:02

Symbol: HICL2 Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: HibiscusclypeatusL. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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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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2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

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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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