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2008-10-22 12:00:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines , the only U.S. carrier to serve Africa, today jointly announce that it will expand its service to the continent with the introduction of the first and only flight between Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Monrovia's Roberts International Airport, Liberia*. The service, which will make a stop in Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde*, will start in June, 2009. "Delta is pleased to add Monrovia...

2008-10-10 12:00:28

Venga Aerospace Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VAV)(PINK SHEETS: VNGAF) (the "Company" or "Venga") announced today that it has entered into a funding and operating agreement (the "Funding Agreement") with Global Mineral Investments LLC ("GMI") and a number of investors to raise, by way of a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering" or the "Placement"), the sum of $535,000.00 through the issue of 10,700,000 common shares at a price of $0.05 per share. While insiders of the Company have...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

As the first Commitment featured at the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Wednesday, Former President William Clinton announced the Adolescent Girls Initiative, an innovative public-private partnership between the World Bank, the country of Liberia and the Nike Foundation. Those present to announce the partnership included Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Maria Eitel, President of the...

2008-08-29 12:01:04

KIG Mining Plc is a publicly traded (Symbol 5KM on the Frankfurt Exchange) gold and diamond mining operation company currently operating in the West African nation of Liberia. Our head office is located in the United Kingdom. Operations are managed through both the head office and our Canadian location in Montreal Canada. Our field office is located in Monrovia, Liberia. Company: KIG Mining Plc Headquarters Address: Thames House, Portsmouth Road Esher, Surrey KT10 9AD United...

2008-08-28 09:00:34

Text of report by independent Liberian Star Radio on 27 August [Report by Matthias Daffah: "Ex Rebel Leader Denies Bombardment on Graystone"] The Ex-leader of the disbanded LURD [Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy] rebel movement Sekou Damante Conneh says Charles Taylor's forces launched all the rockets that hit Graystone. Mr Conneh told the TRC [Truth and Reconciliation Commission] hearings Wednesday his forces launched eighty-one millimeter rockets, which were, not...

2008-07-30 09:01:00

Writethru: UN expands food aid for hungry West Africans NAIROBI, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) announced Tuesday it is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people who are struggling due to high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal. WFP said in a statement issued in Nairobi that over the past 12 months, food costs for its operations in the region have increased by almost 60 percent and...

2008-07-18 15:00:37

NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA will host public screenings of a new documentary film, Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace, by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jonathan Stack, on July 22-29 in New York and Washington, DC with discussion afterward by three visiting former female child soldiers who are featured in the film. The women will discuss the social stigma they have faced as former female fighters and their struggle to build better lives for...

2008-07-13 06:00:10

Text of report by South African Radio 702 website on 12 July [OSC Transcribed Text] Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says the instability and crisis in Zimbabwe will continue to affect the Southern African region. Addressing the 6th annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Soweto, Johnson-Sirleaf said she hopes President Thabo Mbeki will be able to play the same instrumental role in Zimbabwe as he did in Liberia's transition to peace. She added although Liberia is a west African...

2006-07-28 13:47:44

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said on Friday some of her closest aides would be screened before they could restart work after fire destroyed her office while three other leaders were in the building. The Executive Mansion caught fire on Wednesday during a visit by the presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, in Monrovia to celebrate the restoration of mains electricity to parts of the capital for the first time in 15 years. "I am told my...

2006-07-26 09:21:48

By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA (Reuters) - Power was restored to parts of Liberia's dilapidated capital Monrovia for the first time in 15 years on Wednesday, another step in the country's fragile emergence from more than a decade of civil war. Looting during the 14-year conflict, which ended in 2003, shattered the West African country's infrastructure. Power cables were torn down and water pipes ripped up for scrap metal by fighters, many of them child soldiers high on drugs. "The...


Latest Liberia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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