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Weakly Electric Fish Species Reflects Hope For Peace In

Weakly Electric Fish Species Reflects Hope For Peace In Central Africa

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...

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2014-03-24 12:23:18

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Points - Fleurette supports efforts by DRC Government to improve the regulatory regime for hydrocarbons development - Fleurette believes there should be an open tender process for the allocation of oil rights in the DRC The Fleurette Group (Fleurette) welcomes the changes being made by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and...

2014-03-20 23:03:10

All-encompassing analysis and forecast of the cobalt market at various geographical scales can be found in the topical research study “Cobalt: 2014 Market Review and Forecast” prepared by Merchant Research & Consulting and recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, through 2016, the global cobalt production is poised to see a 5.5% YoY increase. London, UK (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In 2011, the worldwide mine production of cobalt registered a 9.7% YoY...

2014-02-19 04:20:08

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleurette Group announces that its subsidiary Oil of DRCongo, has signed a formal agreement with the Governor of the Oriental Province in the North East Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr Jean Bamanisa, to fund the refurbishment of the most critical sections of the Bunia-Kasenyi Road (14km over a total of 40km ). Oil of DRCongo will invest USD $750,000 in the road with the project expected to...

2014-02-12 12:24:39

LONDON, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments. New production capacity coming on stream in the Madagascar and the Philippines, Freeport Cobalt's acquisition of the Kokkola refinery, and a proposed ban on concentrate exports from the DRC and subsequent increase in export taxes did little to profoundly impact market prices which, despite modest...

2014-02-11 08:34:18

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fleurette Group (Fleurette) today announces a further financial commitment of $1.5 million for 2014 to Kitoko Food, bringing the total investment made by Fleurette in the project to $14 million since it was established in June 2012. Kitoko Food is an innovative commercial agricultural project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the ultimate objective of equipping its citizens with...

2013-12-02 04:21:03

KINSHASA, DR Congo, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gertler Family Foundation (GFF), in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), marked World AIDS Day by launching an aggressive new education campaign to stop violence against women in the DRC and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the military. The campaign was kicked off at a ceremony at Camp Kokolo, in the capital of Kinshasa, during which military officials released two 40-page booklets...

Human Expansion Squeezing Out Bonobo Populations In The Congo
2013-11-27 07:52:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The bonobo, formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee, is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations, according to the most detailed range-wide assessment ever conducted. The study, published in Biodiversity and Conservation, reveals that the loss of usable habitat is attributed to both forest fragmentation and poaching. The international team included researchers from University of Georgia, University of...

2013-11-18 04:22:20

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gertler Family Foundation (GFF), one of the largest charities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has completed a $53,000 renovation of Hospice St. Kizoto, a home for abandoned elderly Congolese in the Kinshasa commune of Limete. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131118/PH18215) The GFF grant funded construction of a new building - including a modern kitchen, dining and storage areas...

2013-11-13 12:22:39

Conflict-free materials guaranteed VIANEN, The Netherlands, November 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news release, "OGNO(c) Advocates Quality Mark for Mobile Phones" issued on 12 Nov 2013 09:06 GMT, by OGNOC over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the source should be "OGNOC", rather than "OGNO", as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. Complete, corrected release follows: OGNO(c) is campaigning for an internationally recognised quality...

2013-11-13 04:23:23

KINSHASA, DR Congo, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinshasa Governor Andre Kimbuta visited the Kitoko Food Farm, a food security project being developed by the Gertler Family Foundation (GFF) and the Fleurette Group, on Tuesday to learn more about the revolutionary agricultural program being developed at the farm. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131113/PH15881 ) Touring the six-hectare (15-acre) pilot project about 30 miles east of Kinshasa, Governor Kimbuta hailed the...


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What Mokele-mbembe may resemble
2014-01-22 09:23:01

Mokele-mbembe is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Congo river Basin, mainly in Lake Tele. It likes the deep water and according to folklore, it haunts river bends. Its name means “one who stops the flow of rivers”, and depending on the story, it has been described as a live creature or a spirit. According to some, it has been portrayed as a sauropod, similar to the well known Brachiosaurus with a very long neck and tail and a small head. Other descriptions represent it...

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