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2014-04-04 04:20:28

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nairobi, 3rd April 2014, WORD FROM OUR COO I'm Daniel Furnad, COO & Senior Executive Producer of Africa 24 Media. Working at Africa 24 Media gives me a unique view of this continent and its cultures, innovations, special people and ability to have fun! I'll be communicating to you on this newsletter and will be happy to respond to subjects that you suggest. THE ZAMROCK SURVIVORS SCREENS AT SAUTI ZA BUSARA...

2014-03-12 12:29:11

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. ("EADG") have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to locate the Regional Cancer Center of Excellence ("RCCE") at the hospital and medical village complex being built by EADG in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/MN81586) Globally, cancer causes more death than TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined...

2012-10-05 06:20:39

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda's President Paul Kagame urged the country's senior leadership and foreign diplomats that his achievements - chiefly; fighting for the dignity of the Rwandan people should be the benchmark to select his successors. In the latest defense of Rwanda's position on regional and international issues, President Kagame tackled the Congo Conflict during his address at the launch of the judicial year 2012-13 at Parliament on September 04. The...

2012-08-22 10:21:31

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the worst drought in 15 years continues to devastate communities and increase malnutrition among the most vulnerable people in West Africa, the nonprofit Counterpart International is asking companies, their employees and individuals to donate to the relief efforts. (www.Counterpart.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) "Counterpart is taking on this crisis one village at a time," says Joan Parker,...

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2012-08-16 22:03:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Companies have taken a significant step towards eradicating "blood phones" and "conflict minerals," but there is still more work to be done, according to a new report. A new investigative Enough Project report assessed companies and what measures they are taking to ensure the materials they use to build their electronic devices are not bought at the highest of prices. A conflict arose back in the early 2000's when nations caught...

2012-07-24 14:22:11

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of children fleeing a recent upsurge in violence in eastern DRC are at risk of being forcibly recruited into armed groups, said World Vision today. The majority of people fleeing violence in DRC are children, with some reporting they are doing so to avoid forcible recruitment into armed groups, the aid agency said from Goma. Despite the release of some of the estimated 30,000 child soldiers since the...

2012-07-13 06:24:28

Improvement of public health and health infrastructure is a national priority in Equatorial Guinea. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea and Botswana lead Africa in per capita investments in health care, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, but the gap in spending between Africa and the rest of the world is still a concern. The statistics are from the WHO's 2012 Health Financing and Health MDGs (Millennium...

2012-06-13 14:20:47

Favorable conditions for U.S. investment in a modern, diversifying economy. President Obiang seeks U.S. companies for IT, telecoms, fisheries, agribusiness, mining, tourism. HOUSTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea laid out the welcome mat in Houston Monday for U.S. investments in information technology, telecommunications, fisheries, construction, agriculture and agroindustry, mining and hydrocarbons. Some 200 representatives of companies...

2012-05-30 10:23:41

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The National Press Club's (NPC) International Correspondents Committee will hold a panel discussion on the global impact of the war crimes conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The event will take place at the NPC's Holeman Lounge on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The panel discussion will feature special prosecutor Stephen J. Rapp,...

2012-05-30 02:26:40

LUSAKA, Zambia, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- African tobacco farmers from a cross-section of countries concluded the two-day International Tobacco Growers Association Africa Regional Meeting today by issuing a declaration of opposition to the proposals that threaten the region's jobs and local economies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120530/535650 ) The declaration from agricultural leaders from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and...


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Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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