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2014-07-08 12:25:54

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Justin Masterson, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and his wife Meryl have partnered with Bright Hope, and WCRF Moody Radio Cleveland in an effort to bring Hope to children in the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The Feed Their Future campaign continues through Labor Day to raise awareness of the plight of the extreme poor in Mathare and $250,000. Funds from...

2014-07-04 04:21:08

LONDON, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Second edition of Summit takes place alongside 1st PHARMATECH AFRICA Exhibition in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 10-12, 2014. PharmaAfrica is pleased to announce their new partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development, in producing the 2nd AFRICA PHARMACEUTICAL SUMMIT (APS), a conference that brings together executives from...

2014-07-03 23:04:09

The World Vision Experience "Kisongo Trek" Tour is an interactive exhibit that gives visitors a true day-in-the-life experience of one child in the Maasai community of Tanzania. The exhibit won first place at the 2014 PRO Awards for "Best Vehicle-Based Campaign." Madison Heights, MI (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The World Vision Experience “Kisongo Trek” mobile tour was named the Gold winner in the category of Best Vehicle-Based Campaign at the 2014 PRO Awards Gala on June...

2014-07-03 08:24:22

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitoko Food Farm [http://kitoko-food.com ] has showcased its innovative model for agriculture development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Africa Progress Panel [http://africaprogresspanel.org ] (APP). Chaired by Kofi Annan, the APP visited the DRC to discuss its recently released 2014 Progress Report Grain, Fish, Money....

2014-06-19 16:27:29

West African Nation hosts Conference for a Second Time MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Equatorial Guinea will welcome leaders from the African continent and around the world at the 23(rd) African Union Summit (AUS) to be held in the capital city of Malabo on June 20-27, 2014. Under the theme "Agriculture and Food Security," the conference will serve as a frame for members seeking commitments to increase and improve agricultural...

2014-06-18 23:09:37

Apploi has reinvented the hiring process with its jobs app and ecosystem which is available to the public at locations across the world, ranging from Nairobi, Kenya, to Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, enabling millions with previously no access to jobs the opportunity to apply to ones. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Jobs kiosks set up by Apploi – the NYC tech company that has reinvented the hiring process with its jobs app and ecosystem – are now available to the public at locations across the world,...

2014-06-04 08:26:57

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As I prepare to head off to Rwanda, on the first stop of a 4-country tour of East Africa, I am impressed by how much broadcasting has changed in this region since I joined AFRICA24 MEDIA 3 years ago. The Kenyan market has become very competitive with new channels launching and grand plans for the digital migration. Tanzanian stations have started selling advertising and have been taking on very distinct personalities. In Rwanda...

2014-05-30 23:03:59

Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of the World Symposium on Mechatronics Engineering & Applied Physics (WSMEAP’ 2014). The event will take place on June 18-20, 2014, in the beach city of Sousse, the capital of the Sousse Governorate, Tunisia. London, UK (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of the World Symposium on Mechatronics Engineering & Applied Physics (WSMEAP’ 2014). The event will take place on June 18-20, 2014,...

2014-05-30 08:22:02

JOHANNESBURG, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX; NYSE MKT; JSE: ATL) announces that further to Atlatsa's audited consolidated financial statements, Management Discussion and Analysis of financial condition and results of the operations and the Annual Report on Form 20-F, for the year ended December 31, 2013 (the "Annual Report"), published and filed on March 31, 2014, shareholders are advised that the Company's Annual...

2014-05-28 08:22:33

DAKAR, Senegal and STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eThekwini Water & Sanitation, a part of Durban Municipality in South Africa, is named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. "This recognition reflects the work of our whole team over the past 22 years and is a tremendous honour for all of us here in Durban," says Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini Water...


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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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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