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2014-10-31 16:22:03

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has heavily invested the country's oil revenues in its infrastructure to enhance its growth potential. The state-of-the art Sipopo Conference Center is an example of the return on investment Equatorial Guinea has received from investing its revenues in the infrastructure sector. The West African nation has extensive experience in hosting international conferences, forums and other...

2014-10-29 23:11:50

The World Olympians Association [WOA], the representative body for Olympians worldwide, has launched the #TargetEbola campaign to help combat Ebola in Sierra Leone and other areas in West Africa. Florida Keys, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Gary Hall Sr., Director of The Race Club and President of the United States Olympic Association, is helping to spread the word about #targetebola. Dr Francis Dove Edwin, two-time Olympian from Sierra Leone, has been appointed to the Presidential task...

2014-10-24 12:22:01

Government contract will fund two standard gauge locomotives ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria has intensified its efforts to drive the country's socio-economic transformation via the revitalization of the nation's railway system. The Nigerian Government recently approved a N1.1billion contract to develop two electric diesel engines. The 10-month commissioned project--awarded to Nigeria's Messrs CNR Darling Locomotives, Rolling Stock Limited and CCECC Nigeria...

2014-10-07 08:28:22

KISANGANI, Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - One hundred albino children received free photochromic eyeglasses from Hopital du Cinquantenaire de Kisangani (HCK), the Gertler Family Foundation's [http://www.gertlerfamilyfoundation.org ] (GFF) signature healthcare project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today. The eyeglass distribution ceremony is part of a multifaceted HCK project to help provide medical and other services to...

2014-10-01 23:05:41

As part of the Covers & Others series, SJ's new cover video shows the effects of climate change to some of the world's last equatorial glaciers. The Covers & Others series uses music to bring awareness to global scientific, environmental, and social pursuits. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Have you ever seen an equatorial glacier? If not, today's your chance. SJ, the Florida-based acoustic singer-songwriter, launched the breathtaking second video in his Covers...

2014-09-24 16:21:59

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Energy Corporation (OTCQB: CPPXF) (the "Company") an emerging international energy investment company, today announced that it has acquired a 42.5% equity interest in Ruaha River Power Company Limited, a renewable energy power developer based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Established in 2013, Ruaha River Power Company Ltd. ("Ruaha Power") develops small to mid-sized power projects with the intent of acting as an...

2014-09-23 16:20:47

CHICAGO, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World's largest commercial aviation event heads to Africa for the first time in 2015 As a record-breaking World Routes event in Chicago draws to a close, the Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago have officially handed the event over to the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The 21st World Route Development Forum will take place in KwaZulu-Natal's coastal City of Durban, South Africa at its majestic...

2014-09-23 08:23:21

Frost & Sullivan finds that prospecting of previously unexploited oil and gas resources, particularly in East Africa, boosts ACS spending CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital spending on automation and control systems (ACS) within the sub-Saharan oil and gas industry is set to increase exponentially. The rising focus on process optimisation, discovery of new reserves, and expansion of the regional infrastructure is anticipated to generate fresh opportunities for...

2014-09-22 16:20:59

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has resumed regional flights to neighboring African countries by its national air carrier, Ceiba International, after taking control measures to safeguard public health. The temporary suspension of the Ceiba International flights was a precautionary measure adopted by the government, but it resumed the flights after it obtained equipment to detect and confront a possible Ebola outbreak. The...

2014-09-09 23:03:47

Five-city study from WIEGO examines impact of government policy and practice on street vendors’ livelihoods. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, MA USA, September 9, 2014 -- New research released today highlights the important impact of city government policies and practices on street vendors’ productivity and working conditions, challenging the common view of street trade as operating outside of state regulatory structures. The study shows how street vendors, one of the informal...


Latest Geography of Africa Reference Libraries

Mount Bisoke
2014-10-04 17:51:30

Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like all of the...

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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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.