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2012-10-08 07:21:10

LONDON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ODYE Limited ("ODYE" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Sierra Leone Government has awarded ODYE's subsidiary, ODYE (SL) Limited, a participating interest in two offshore deepwater exploration blocks, SL 8A-10 and SL 8B-10, along with its partners, Chevron and Noble Energy. ODYE's 100% owned subsidiary, ODYE (SL) Limited, has signed a petroleum license with Sierra Leone's Minister of Finance on 21 September 2012 which was ratified by...

2012-10-01 02:31:23

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the leading owner, operator, and developer of high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science industry, is pleased to announce four recent lease transactions aggregating approximately 162,000 square feet at 400 Technology Square, which is in the final stages of a complete redevelopment from a dated office facility into a LEED(®) Gold Certified, highly efficient...

2012-09-30 22:20:18

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- South Africa is currently the only country in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with significant local manufacturing of water and wastewater treatment chemicals used in the mining and oilfields markets. In contrast, Nigeria, Angola, Botswana and Namibia rely on import of these chemicals. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), Sub-Saharan Africa Mining and Oilfield Water Treatment Chemicals Market, covers the...

Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

2012-09-20 02:22:29

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide has launched a report (http://bit.ly/Oedmq3) on the profound health and human rights violations that Nairobi's sprawling 30-acre Dandora garbage dump is inflicting on some 200,000 of the city's poorest residents. Based on evidence collected in the surrounding neighborhoods, Concern found that the dumpsite has greatly impacted human health, directly causing increased rates of...

2012-09-12 02:24:17

Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) Registration Number 2002/031365/06 JSE Code: WGR ISIN: ZAE000079703 TSX Code: WGR CUSIP Number: S98297104 ("Wits Gold' or 'the Company') JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of Wits Gold held today, 12 September 2012, all ordinary and special resolutions as specified in the notice of the meeting were passed by the requisite...

2012-09-03 23:01:08

Scott R. Tischler and Damon Washington agree to make a custom designed pendant to help raise money for the Mount Kilimanjaro Charity climb. Madison, Wi (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 Scott R. Tischler and Damon Washington announce they will design a custom pendant to help raise money for the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb for sight. We want the pendant to capture the essence of the Charities mission which is to help children in third world countries be able to see the beauty of the world through the...

2012-08-27 02:22:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sloud, Inc., (Pink Sheets: SLOU) announced today that the company's subsidiary, Tosh Group, Ltd., has acquired additional mining concessions in the Kenema region of Sierra Leone, located in the central southern portion of the country. The size of the property is 10 acres and the company will be mining for alluvial diamonds and gold. The company expects to commence mining operation in 60-90 days. The concession consists of 10, one-acre...

2012-08-23 10:22:57

PHOENIX, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Murder on Kilimanjaro is the seventh and final book in the Summit Murder Mystery series by authors Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins. In the midst of his re-election bid, the U.S. president sets out to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He is joined by the African born son no one knew existed until now. Scott Devlon is summoned to help guide and accompany his entourage. The intrigue and mystery that has been an integral part of every Summit Murder...

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2012-08-13 11:47:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online IBM opened up a research lab in Kenya in the hopes of saving the country billions through the development of technology. The company believes it will be able to use the lab to save Kenya some money as it improves the delivery of public services. IBM vice president Robert Morris said the company would be investing a "significant" amount in the lab. Kenya will be contributing $2 million annually for the next five years, according...


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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