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2014-05-07 23:07:06

A Family Friendly Hotel Plus A Safari In A Malaria-Free Park Make This The Perfect Vacation For Families Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The number of parents who want to take their kids on safari in Africa is fast becoming one of the biggest travel trends for 2014. Always in search of ways to make great vacations more affordable, GreatValueVacations has the perfect Africa vacation for the family: South African Vacation Package: Discover Cape Town With Safari Day Trip....

2014-05-02 12:23:04

Plan supports country's social development initiatives MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has launched an environmental training program to form technicians who will work to ensure that Bioko Island's environment and natural habitat are monitored in order to protect its biodiversity and the species that are unique to the country. The program has trained 30 Equatoguineans through the Support Program for the...

Tomb With Children Of Royalty Found In Egyptian Valley Of Kings
2014-04-29 10:02:36

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online In the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, near the city of Luxor, Egyptologists from the University of Basel identified a tomb containing several children and other family members of two pharaohs. The Valley of the Kings is located 310 miles south of Cairo. The tomb has been raided several times and fire damage made the excavation difficult. However, the discovery was of historical value. “The remains and the walls have been heavily...

2014-04-28 16:33:14

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation from the World Bank visited Kitoko Food Farm [http://www.kitoko-food.com ] on Friday, April 26, to learn more about the Fleurette Group [http://fleurettegroup.com ]'s innovative agriculture project to address the country's chronic food shortages and advance its agricultural and economic development by equipping Congolese with the tools and skills needed to become self-sufficent in food...

2014-04-22 08:40:19

Visionary Alexandria Summit drives innovation and collaboration at Alexandria's urban science and technology campus in New York City NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an approximately $9 billion total market capitalization real estate investment trust uniquely focused on clustering Class A assets in urban science and technology campuses located in the heart of centers of innovation, announced that the Alexandria Summit on...

2014-04-16 23:17:12

In a recent survey, 53.3% of those asked said that expanding in the South African PV market was a priority over expanding into other Sub-Saharan African markets. London, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The new guide produced by PV Insider carried uses survey data of over 100 industry professionals and focused on the ‘commercial development and sustainability of the South African photovoltaic market’. Within the guide firms stated which markets and for which applications they saw as the...

2014-04-16 23:12:17

Indigenous Wisdom-Based Expertise of Dr. Chiku Malunga Comes to Accra, Ghana This Week Where He Conducts High-Level Mentoring Seminar for the West Africa Civil Society Institute – Includes Guest Participants from Africa Lead Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Imagine bringing African Indigenous wisdom to society and today’s business culture. Malawi-based author, Chiku Malunga, PhD, does just that and quite successfully as his globally embraced fresh perspective continues to be in...

2014-04-08 08:34:15

LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comer Africa Real Estate (C.A.R.E.) today announced the launch of the joint venture which will become the leading developer of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the same day as the UN sponsored 7th World Urban Forum launched its "Cities for Life" program calling for planned urban environments. Comer Africa Real Estate was founded by Comer Group, one of UK and Ireland's largest private real estate developers and house builders, along with...

2014-04-07 08:32:41

ACCRA, Ghana, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finatrade Group of Companies has been recognised by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for its contribution to national tax revenues, winning the award for third Best Taxpayer in Ghana. The GRA recognises firms in Ghana that are assiduous and consistent in their payment of tax. Finatrade is known as one of the fastest growing companies in West Africa, and has become a household name in Ghana through its work in...

2014-04-01 00:22:18

STOCKHOLM, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polystar [http://www.polystar.com ], a leading supplier of Network and Customer Analytics, Network Monitoring and Test solutions for the telecom market, today announced the official opening of a new regional sales and support office in Johannesburg, South Africa, effective 1 April 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/595502 ) Following the current business growth and the increasing demand in the...


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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