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2011-05-24 08:00:00

PARIS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a key element of the Dakar Declaration issued following the Dakar Agricole Forum, the creation of a World Organization for Agriculture (WOA) would represent a major step toward a new global governance system. At the Dakar Agricole forum held on April 18 and 19, and organized in cooperation with momagri, H. E. Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, proposed that the primary objective of such World Organization for Agriculture be...

2011-05-16 14:00:00

DAKAR, Senegal, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the opening of a new branch office in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the company's geographic expansion initiative to strategically increase its presence in key growth markets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The new subsidiary will enable IBM to deliver high-value solutions and services to meet the growing needs of clients in Senegal and West Africa, where the company is working closely with a...

2011-03-18 09:33:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced a "March Madness" sale to many of its great African destinations. The "March Madness" airfare sale starts at $1,129*, including fuel surcharges for flights from New York or Washington D.C. to Johannesburg or Cape Town in South Africa and Dakar, Senegal. The "March Madness" sale is also available to Nairobi, Kenya; Windhoek, Namibia; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Entebbe,...

2011-02-14 09:59:00

DAKAR, Senegal, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the initiative of President Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal is organizing the second edition of the International Dakar Agricultural Forum on 18th and 19th April 2011 at the Meridien President Hotel in Dakar. A month before the G20 agricultural meetings, heads of state, ministers, farmers and experts from across the globe will meet in Dakar to discuss regulation and global agricultural governance. The event is organized in...

2011-02-09 13:00:00

DAKAR, Senegal, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Customs Directorate of Senegal's Ministry of Finance has turned to IBM (NYSE: IBM) and CFAO Technologies, an IBM Business Partner in West Africa, to help modernize Senegal's import and export processes. The new system, based on two IBM z10 mainframe computers, will give customs officers and their partners on-line access to real-time information across all of the country's 30 border checkpoints. (Logo:...

2011-01-07 08:31:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced a New Year's gift to its customers: the "Travel2Africa" two-for-one airfare sale, with fares starting at $1,479*, including fuel surcharges for both passengers, for flights from New York or Washington D.C. to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Dakar. The "Travel2Africa" sale is also available to 16 other cities throughout Africa, including Nairobi, Kenya; Windhoek, Namibia;...

2011-01-07 07:41:00

ALMERE, The Netherlands, January 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Paris-Dakar Rally 2011 leads through the Latin American countries Argentina and Chile from the 1st of January until the 16th of January in 2011. Over 400 vehicles started in Buenos Aires, including cars, motorbikes, quadbikes and trucks. Victron Energy is sponsor of a Dutch truck-team: the VeKa MAN Racing Team. VeKa Racing - MAN Trucks Victron Energy has a strong relationship with the VeKa group shipbuilding. The VeKa...

2010-12-27 10:57:00

FORT MILL, S.C., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- General Tire announced it will sponsor Team USA's Darren Skilton, Sue Mead and Tom Collins at the 2011 Dakar Rally, which stretches across more than 5,500 miles of grueling terrain from Argentina to Chile Jan. 1(st) through 16(th). Darren Skilton will be unleashing the fury alongside co-drivers Mead, and Collins as they represent the USA in their Ford F-150 Raptor -- fitted with General Grabber competition tires. Celebrated as the toughest...

2010-12-10 11:00:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced the "Give the Gift of Africa Sale," with exceptional deals to 18 memory-making destinations throughout the African continent, including the western, eastern and southern regions. From the U.S., fares start at just $879* round trip including fuel surcharges, and must be purchased by Dec. 22nd for travel between Jan. 10 and Feb. 19, 2011 on SAA flights between New...

2010-11-19 04:00:00

DAKAR, Senegal, November 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Press Organization (http://www.apo-opa.org ) announced today an alliance with Comtex News Network, Inc. (http://www.comtex.com ) for the distribution of its Africa-related wire services via Comtex.com. Through an agreement with Comtex, the leading provider of real-time content for investors, news releases issued by enterprises, governments, political and economical organizations, NGOs and United Nations duty stations...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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