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2010-09-08 10:17:00

World Health Organization Regional Director Advocates for "African Fund" to Support Public Health MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's Ministry for Health and Social Welfare has committed to adopt the WHO Regional Committee resolutions to improve public health for its citizens and cooperate with other participating countries for the betterment of health in Africa. Equatorial Guinea and the other participating countries, adopted the following...

2010-09-01 15:59:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, met with the United Nations Regional Committee delegation to further discuss ways to facilitate technical assistance to the local United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to improve the effectiveness of its 2009-2012 Assistance Program activities in Equatorial Guinea. The main focus of the meeting was to...

2008-10-24 13:25:49

United Nations agencies said on Friday that a dangerous cholera epidemic is spreading quickly in Guinea-Bissau, where campaigning for an upcoming election could put even more people at risk. So far this year, some 12,225 people in the West African state have caught cholera and 201 have died, raising fears among aid workers that the water-borne disease could resurge on the devastating scale seen in 2005. More than 1,000 people were getting infected each month in Guinea-Bissau, with the capital...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

Rocksource has signed a farm-in agreement with Ophir Energy, allowing Rocksource to complete a staged entry into the production sharing contract covering the deepwater area administered by the Agence de Gestion et de Cooperation entre la Guinee-Bissau et le Senegal. The Agence de Gestion et de Cooperation entre la Guinee-Bissau et le Senegal (AGC) Profond production sharing contract (PSC) covers an offshore block which straddles the Senegal and Guinea Bissau border and has water depths...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.