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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...

2014-03-29 12:20:40

ARLINGTON, Va., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Guardian, the international security and emergency evacuation firm has added Somalia to the list of countries where it provides personnel tracking, emergency response, security, medical support, and evacuation services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140329/PH93727LOGO) The firm's security and emergency response coverage includes the Puntland and Somaliland states and Somalia's largest cities such as Mogadishu,...

2014-03-27 23:33:42

Slated to be another major LPG event in 2014, the Africa LPG Trade Summit, opening in Accra on 7-9 May, 2014, is all geared to examine LPG developments, demand & supply market trends as well as country-wise LPG projects and financial climate in the African region. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Riding on the success of the LPG trade series, CMT brings its LPG Trade Summit to Accra in Ghana, this 7-9 May. Like the past successful editions, the Accra chapter is also expected to be...

2014-03-25 12:21:06

8-Day Immersion in the Region's Rich History Includes Stay Overlooking Durban's Famed Golden Mile Beachfront plus Tours, Starting at Just $1,999* (restr. apply) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations) is showcasing South Africa's vibrant and diverse KwaZulu-Natal region, also known as the "Sunshine Coast," with a specially-priced package that starts at just $1,999* (restrictions apply). The "Sunny South Africa"...

2014-03-13 16:26:10

Short Film Competition Encourages Dialogue CAIRO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 8th, filmmakers celebrated at an awards ceremony for the Egyptian short film competition, "Dialogue without Walls." SAT-7 and national television stations aired the ceremony live from the Nile Hall in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Through the competition, SAT-7 aims to encourage conversation and build bridges between people of different political and religious backgrounds. It also...

2014-03-13 12:24:10

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to reach two billion by 2050, but there will only be enough food for 13 per cent of the population if current food production levels persist. "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the world`s most food-insecure region, with a quarter of its 925 million population trapped in a vicious cycle of hunger and poverty. Twenty-eight countries in the region...

2014-03-13 12:22:47

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, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - RESULTS OF SCHEME MEETING 1. INTRODUCTION Wits Gold Shareholders are referred to the Firm Intention Announcement as well as the further announcements by the Company released on SENS and filed on SEDAR dated 11...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'