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2013-10-30 08:33:54

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parabel Ltd has successfully completed the first phase of a 7 million USD, high tech agro-investment that produces human food and animal feed in Entebbe, Uganda. The project run by the Abu Dhabi-based company, Parabel Ltd, involves a unique technology designed to grow, harvest and process a locally available aquatic plant, Lemna, to create food and feed products. This involved the large-scale growth and harvesting of...

2013-10-22 12:24:51

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sudanese Faisal Mohamed Salih will receive the 2013 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism on October 24(th), at 6 pm, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The keynote speaker will be longtime Africa expert Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman. Faisal Salih, 53, a reporter, editor, and columnist now with the Al Khartoum Daily, has demonstrated exemplary courage in a country ranked 170(th) out of 179 countries in...

2013-10-01 08:24:45

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, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Further to the cautionary announcements by the Company released on SENS and filed on SEDAR dated Friday, 21 June 2013, Friday, 5 July 2013, and Monday, 19 August 2013, shareholders are advised that the definitive...

2013-09-23 23:34:03

Transatlantic row will help fight against HIV/AIDS and build a permanent UN Slave Memorial in New York City. Orient Point, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Victor Mooney arrived in Orient Point by the Sea Restaurant and Marina early Saturday morning. Mooney is currently conducting sea trials in preparation for his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean. “The sea trials are allowing me to row non-stop four to six hours, which is optimal for my row across the Atlantic Ocean”, said...

2013-09-17 12:22:39

WASHINGTON and LUSAKA, Zambia, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE and the American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia (AmCham Zambia) today announced that they have forged a strategic alliance to promote a due diligence standard in Zambia and help companies maintain anti-bribery controls. TRACE engages with organizations worldwide to promote transparency in international business and to achieve a common standard for anti-bribery compliance and third party due diligence. AmCham Zambia...

2013-09-16 08:29:18

ARIAD's leased premises will increase to approximately 99.5% of the project PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 16, 2013 /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 that ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA), a leading global oncology company, executed a lease amendment increasing its premises at 75/125 Binney...

2013-09-16 08:25:12

Kid's Entertainment Brand Expands to 12th Country MEXICO CITY, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's grand opening of KidZania Cairo expands KidZania's worldwide portfolio to 15 kid's city locations. To date, KidZania has hosted more than 31 million children at its signature real-life, kid-sized city edutainment experiences. KidZania is now in 12 countries around the world, including Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, UAE, Chile, Thailand, Kuwait, India and...

2013-09-12 12:39:43

Paleoclimate simulations reveal potential 'green corridors' across North Africa Three ancient river systems, now buried, may have created viable routes for human migration across the Sahara to the Mediterranean region about 100,000 years ago, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Tom Coulthard from the University of Hull, UK, and colleagues from other institutions. Simulating paleoclimates in the region, the researchers found quantitative...

2013-09-04 12:28:46

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ventures Africa magazine recently carried a featured story on the captivating natural landscapes of Equatorial Guinea's Island of Bioko. The article highlighted the island's white sand beaches, colorful vegetation and precious wood. While it focused mostly on the West African nation's climate, geographical location and natural beauty, the magazine also highlighted its offshore oil reserves, "as well as the fact of...

2013-08-28 08:22:50

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, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Further to the announcements released by the Company on SENS and on SEDAR dated Friday, 21 June 2013, Friday, 5 July 2013, and 19 August 2013 (the definitions set out in the announcements applying to this...


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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