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2011-08-25 10:23:00

NEW YORK, LONDON, THE HAGUE, Netherlands, and TUNIS, Tunisia, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that it has signed agreements for a loan facility of $91.25 million with the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), the African Development Bank, and Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries NV/SA (BIO) to support completion of Phase I of the company's KivuWatt project, an integrated methane gas extraction and...

2011-08-23 00:00:00

LONDON, August 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging Market Broadband Provider Augere Expands African Operation With Launch of Rwandan Broadband Network and Acquisition of Tanzanian Spectrum License Augere, the experts in delivering fast, reliable broadband to emerging markets, is delighted to announce the expansion of its operations in East Africa. On 25/11/2011 Augere, operating under the brand name QUBEE, will be commercially launching its purpose built WiMAX...

2011-07-25 09:23:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six endangered Grauer's gorillas were airlifted from a rehabilitation facility in Rwanda to a center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this weekend. The gorillas will remain at the center until they are ready to be released back to the wild. The two-day operation included a helicopter airlift with the primates moved one at a time from Goma to the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) center near...

2011-07-06 09:17:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Orion Air Group (OAG), through their sister corporation Tempus Jets, announced an agreement with the Government of Rwanda to establish a stronger and more robust private aviation presence in the region. Initial plans include the establishment of traditional Fixed Base Operation (FBO) services and also the positioning of a number of turbine powered aircraft that will be available for on-demand charter to support humanitarian service...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Anthony Vodacek, a scientist specializing in remote sensing at Rochester Institute of Technology, is leading a two-year survey of the Lake Kivu system to collect scientific measurements for benchmarking hazards threatening the region's biodiversity. A $350,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation is supporting the multidisciplinary effort. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Mountain gorillas and freshwater cichlids in the western branch of the East African rift valley depend on the same fragile...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Left without the legal protection of husbands after the ugly bloodletting of 1994, fifty women stood together in Rwanda to form AVEGA Agahozo, the Association of Widows of the Genocide, and 17 years later they are still helping one another and thousands of other survivors to get on with the business of living. For their work, the group will receive the 2011 Women's Rights Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, a $500,000 unrestricted cash...

2011-06-16 06:53:00

KIGALI, Rwanda, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is an emerging dynamism on the African continent. Purposefulness and energy are the new face of Africa"- Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Ransford Smith Africa is at a defining period of development and the Commonwealth will play a role in sustaining and deepening the momentum, Deputy Secretary-General Ransford Smith said on 15 June 2011. Some 19 of the Commonwealth's 54 members are from Africa and a number...

2011-05-04 16:08:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal announced today that the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued an investment guarantee supporting the company's $142 million KivuWatt project, an integrated methane gas extraction and production facility and associated 25 MW power plant located on Lake Kivu in Kibuye, Rwanda. The combined project will remove otherwise hazardous methane gas trapped in the waters of Lake Kivu, and process the gas to use...

2011-03-02 15:49:00

CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a joint proposal, Harold Washington College (HWC), one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology have brought a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence to Chicago to join an interdisciplinary team from the two institutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/CCCLOGO) Vincent Sezibera, Ph.D., is the senior lecturer in the department of clinical psychology at the National University of Rwanda,...

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2011-02-07 13:36:19

Rwandan media reported on Monday that a mountain gorilla in northern Rwanda gave birth to twins, which is a rare occurrence for an endangered species with a population less than 800 individuals. "The twins, both of them males, were born Thursday of a mother gorilla called Kabatwa. They are doing well," Radio Rwanda reported, quoting information from the Rwandan Development Bureau. According to the pro-government daily New Times, only five previous instances of twins have been recorded in 40...


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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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