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2014-08-26 04:20:10

BUNIA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recently completed refurbishment of a critical 14km (9mile) stretch of road funded by Oil of DRCongo, a Fleurette Group [http://fleurettegroup.com ] subsidiary, has significantly reduced the time it takes to transport goods and people between the town of Kasenyi and the city of Bunia and is enhancing the regional economy in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The 60km (36mile) road...

2014-08-18 08:24:08

Public Voting Opens to Select Three Most Innovative Energy Storage Projects in North America BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced finalists for its 2014 annual Innovation Award, recognizing excellence in energy storage project development. The nine Innovation Award finalists represent excellence in installed energy storage...

2014-08-14 16:26:43

West African Nation takes early, proactive approach steps to contain potential spread of the disease MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has created a national health crisis committee as part of its efforts to mount a campaign to prevent the spread of ebola to the country. The ebola prevention campaign aims to purchase the necessary materials to control the infection and manage cases of infection that might arise,...

2014-08-07 16:22:05

Industry-Leading Event Features More Than 40 Sessions With 90+ Expert Speakers BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced that the 2014 Conference and Expo will offer the most comprehensive program ever put together on the topic. ESNA 2014 takes place September 30th to October 2nd, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose,...

2014-08-06 12:25:25

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Living on a paradise island has always been your dream? Don't look any further. Mauritius is the right destination. Located in the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small tropical island, only 12 hours of flight from Paris. Since a couple of years, this heavenly destination has attracted a wide number of French expatriates who have wisely chosen to settle on the island. (According to current...

2014-08-01 16:22:54

Indians Relief Pitcher Cody Allen Joins Team Bright Hope and Moody Radio Cleveland for Feed Their Future 2014 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cody Allen, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, has joined with Bright Hope and Moody Radio Cleveland for Feed Their Future 2014. The summer campaign exists to provide meals and education to children in Mathare Valley, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Allen, who has three years of experience in MLB and a 2.57...

2014-07-31 12:23:58

KASENYI, Democratic Republic of the Congo, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to basic healthcare services remains a significant challenge in towns and villages in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Financial and other support to Kasenyi Medical Center provided by Oil of DRCongo, a Fleurette Group [http://fleurettegroup.com ] subsidiary, have given residents of the remote Province Orientale village of Kasenyi and surrounding areas a place to turn for proper...

Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Discovered In Northern Cape Of South Africa
2014-07-28 03:31:41

University of Toronto Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. These discoveries were made by archaeologists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa and the University of Toronto (U of T), in collaboration with the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa. The archaeologists’ research on the Kathu Townlands site, one...

Study Shows Meerkats' Darker Side Is Secret To Their Success
2014-07-24 03:48:59

University of Edinburgh The darker side of meerkats – which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren – is explained in a new study. Research into the desert creatures – which live in groups with a dominant breeding pair and many adult helpers – shows that the alpha female can flourish when it maintains the sole right to breed. The study shows how this way of life, also found in many animals such as ants and bees, can prove effective...

2014-07-23 12:32:26

WATCHUNG, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Annual Meeting concluded in mid-July with more than 300 leaders of African and international nongovernmental organizations inspired to go back to their local communities to address some of Africa's most difficult development challenges. The Annual Meeting, held July 9-11 in Arusha, Tanzania, provided top leadership of African NGOs an opportunity to network, build relationships and gain new learning...


Latest Geography of Africa Reference Libraries

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Africa
2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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