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New Weakly Electric Fish Species Reflects Hope For Peace In Central Africa
2014-04-11 14:05:39

Pensoft Publishers Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. One of them, known from only a single specimen, is named "Petrocephalus boboto." "Boboto" is the word for peace in the Lingala language, the lingua franca of the Congo River, reflecting the authors' hope for peace in troubled Central Africa. On a 2010 field trip to the Congo River of Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the riverside village of...

2010-11-24 10:05:34

The study, by Dr Lavinia Mitton and Mr Peter Aspinall of the University of Kent, finds that 'Black Africans' in the UK are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and needs depending on country of birth, religion and native language. Understanding these distinctions between different Black Africans is the first step to providing better support, improving their quality of life and helping integration into society. There are now 737,000 'Black Africans' in England and Wales (according...

2006-08-18 09:57:58

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Convoys of heavily armed Congolese police patrolled the tense streets of the capital Kinshasa on Friday in a show of force two days ahead of the announcement of results from historic post-war elections. Officials said the move was meant to reassure people but the force was jeered and threatened in several poor neighborhoods of a city hostile to President Joseph Kabila, who leads former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba with results still trickling...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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