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2012-12-25 05:01:20

"Equatorial Guinea has become a strategic meeting place for discussions facing the global community today", said Lisa Samuels, communications officer for the Spirit of Malabo. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 New York City based South African Arts International, Ltd. is proud to announced that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has been selected for the 2012 Convener of the Year. This newly awarded accolade is being bestowed to a country that has showed great skill, courage and...

2012-12-04 05:03:40

Paradise 4 Africa, a Non Governmental Organization in The US, with volunteers from Australia, United Kingdom and America have announced they will be donating new Windows RT Tablets and Laptops to the Sierra Leone beneficiary of Paradise 4 Africa. (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 President of the US Paradise 4 Kids charitable organisation Gigi Souritzidis explained "so far we in the US have sent 6 Toshiba laptops with another 30 new Windows 8 tablets destined for Freetown the capital of Sierra...


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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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  • A spider.
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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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