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Compact Multipurpose Scooter For Crowded Megacities Unveiled
2013-04-12 15:06:34

TUM - TU München: The Entrepreneurial University TUM CREATE has unveiled an all-new multipurpose scooter prototype, codenamed VOI, at the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show (EV Taiwan). VOI gets its name from the Vietnamese word for elephant — a symbol of a safe and intelligent mean of transport. It is a two-wheel concept vehicle jointly developed by students from Technische Universität Muenchen (TUM) and Singapore´s Nanyang...

2013-04-11 12:22:18

Cloud computing, Big Data and mobile technologies can help transform Accra into a smarter city - improving lives and bolstering the West African hub's continued rise to prosperity ACCRA, Ghana, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced the launch of a report entitled "A Vision for Smarter Growth: an IBM Smarter Cities Report on Accra, Ghana" that highlights how the rapidly emerging West African city should turn to technology to transform its key urban systems....

Sahara Desert Was Greener In Ancient Times
2013-04-06 06:24:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that there was an abrupt and widespread climate change that took place in the Sahara Desert 5,000 years ago. About 5,000 years ago, the Sahara was full of landscape and vegetation, as well as numerous lakes. Ancient cave paintings in the region depict hippos in watering holes, and herds of elephants and giraffes. However, today this region is barren and inhospitable. The Sahara's "green" era lasted from 11,000 to...

2013-04-04 08:21:36

MADRID, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The company has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 194 km motorway between Ziguinchor and Kolda and the construction of the new Kolda bridge Isolux Corsán is present in ten countries in Africa, which represent approximately 5.2% of Group revenues Isolux Corsán has been awarded a contract for the construction of the two sections of the 194.5 km RN6 motorway in Senegal and the construction of the new Kolda...

2013-04-01 04:20:18

A Documentary About the Benghazi Terrorist Attack & The Cover-Up that Followed TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassador Chris Stephens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith volunteered to serve America in a dangerous place and were undoubtedly willing to accept the risks associated with their service. However, they probably assumed the United States government would come to their aid if and when it was needed. Sadly, when they came under attack on...

2013-03-27 08:34:47

$20 Million Investment to Increase Production, Create Jobs ARUA, Uganda, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pan African Tobacco Group (PTG) Founder Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa today announced a $20 million (USD) expansion to the company's processing and production operations in northern Uganda that will directly create 700 new jobs and support thousands more throughout East Africa. The investment will allow for construction of a new 30,000 square-meter warehouse and a new factory that...

2013-03-26 12:20:47

MOSCOW and LONDON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurious allegations and illicit detainment galvanize international support for the MV Myre Seadiver In September 2012 Moscow-based crew members of the MV Myre Seadiver were conducting professional and legitimate counter-piracy operations along Africa's western coast when, in October, their anchorage in Nigeria's Port of Lagos took a fateful turn. Ignoring the fact that all permits, licenses and clearances were in...

2013-03-20 08:21:54

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Leaf Africa (NLA) (www.NewLeafAfrica.com), a team of leaders in technology, population health and renewable energy, has opened a new office in Conakry, Guinea. "The Republic of Guinea is critical to global and regional biodiversity conservation," stated Thomas Babbington, CEO of NLA. "The new office in Conakry will allow local employees to quickly coordinate efforts with NLA teams in Europe and America as well as increase the coordination...

2013-03-11 12:28:04

ELSTREE, England, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Talent acquisition firm Eutopia continues its international expansion with the launch of its Africa office next month, following the astonishing success of its UAE Dubai practice. Client demand, and a formidable growth trajectory in the region across technology/telecoms markets, makes the decision to launch in South Africa a key growth strategy for Eutopia. The new South Africa team will be building on Eutopia's reputation...

2013-03-04 08:27:11

PASADENA, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), the largest and leading owner, operator, and developer of high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science industry, is pleased to announce that Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global commercial-stage oncology company, has executed a 10-year lease with an affiliate of Alexandria for a new, single tenant, ground-up development at 269 East Grand Avenue in South San...


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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