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2013-12-30 12:21:57

Grant to the Real Medicine Foundation funds much needed medical supplies SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the instability and violence in South Sudan continues for a second week, Humanity United today announced a grant of $50,000 to the Real Medicine Foundation to provide supplies, medicine and support to the Juba Teaching Hospital during the current crisis. According to Dr. Martina Fuchs, founder and CEO of the Real Medicine Foundation, Juba Teaching Hospital is one...

2013-12-19 12:31:05

LONDON, December 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ozwald Boateng OBE, international designer and co-founder of the Made in Africa Foundation and Chris Cleverly, CEO, alongside David Adjaye OBE, architect of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington and the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, presented their vision to the Government of Uganda on the Foundation's lead project: the urban regeneration of 160 acres of the Naguru-Nakawa areas of Kampala, Uganda. (Photo:...

2013-12-17 12:21:30

Journey through Lush Ugandan Forest Brings Guests Face-to-Face with Rare Animals LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Locking eyes with an almost-500 pound silverback mountain gorilla, with just a few feet of African forest standing in between, travelers participating in Crystal Cruises' newest Overland Adventure may share a scene few on earth will ever see. With just 600 mountain gorillas left in the world, and only a handful of active guests permitted on the excursion,...

2013-12-17 08:22:25

PEACE RIVER, AB, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - This week, while it is -30C at the Rabiey family farm east of Manning, Alberta, The Carbon Farmer will be planting about 6,500 more trees. Thankfully, they'll be going in the ground near Masaka, Uganda. This grassroots community driven project started the good old fashioned farmer way, on Twitter. Learn more about this new international collaboration today. SOURCE The Carbon Farmer Inc.

2013-12-13 23:03:30

Help The Kevin Turner Foundation raise $100,000 for ALS and concussion research. The "Climb For Kevin" expedition departs March 18, 2014, for a two-week climb up Africa's legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Kevin Turner Foundation has announced Climb For Kevin, a fundraising expedition to the summit of Africa’s legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro to generate awareness and funding for ALS and concussion research. The Climb For Kevin campaign aims...

2013-12-13 08:22:38

WITWATERSRAND CONSOLIDATED GOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (Reg. No. 2002/031365/06) (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) JSE Code: WGR ISIN: ZAE000079703 TSX Code: WGR CUSIP Number: S98297104 ("Wits Gold") JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Wits Gold shareholders are referred to the Firm Intention Announcement released on SENS and filed on SEDAR dated 11 December 2013, regarding the offer received from Sibanye Gold Limited to acquire the entire issued share capital of Wits Gold...

2013-12-10 08:31:56

LUANDA, Angola, December 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Project will change Luanda's seafront into a unique, urban and social challenging project, combining modernism, urbanism and quality of life The international presentation of Luanda's Bay project took place during the 1st Luanda Bay Business Forum, in the city capital of Angola. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131210/658585 ) "Sociedade Baia de Luanda" redeveloped the whole Luanda's Bay...

2013-12-10 08:24:46

Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources Limited ('Wits Gold' or the 'Company') Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa (Registration Number 2002/031365/06) JSE Share Code: WGR ISIN: ZAE000079703 TSX Share Code: WGR CUSIP Number: S98297104 JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Wits Gold is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Patrick Randall Cooke as an independent non-executive director to the board of directors of the Company with effect from 6 December 2013. Mr Cooke...

2013-12-04 08:22:41

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM, A24Media, iHub and photographer Mutua Matheka have launched a photo competition entitled 'The World is Our Lab' which invites people of all abilities to capture visual stories of various aspects of life in Africa through the lens of a camera. As a leading content provider of African content, A24 Media [http://www.a24media.com ] is proud to be associated with IBM to give an opportunity to photographers from across the...

Sahara Wildlife Collapse
2013-12-04 08:52:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations, according to a new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The research team consisted of 40 scientists from 28 international organizations. They assessed 14 desert species, finding that half of those are regionally extinct or confined to one percent or less of their...


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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