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2011-11-08 13:03:22

Dehydration is leading cause of death in children worldwide; Study based on experience in Rwanda A physician team from Rhode Island Hospital led a study to evaluate the accuracy of the commonly used dehydration scales as they apply to children in a low-income country. Based on their experience in Rwanda, the researchers determined that none of the three scales were accurate predictors of severe dehydration in children with diarrhea and/or vomiting. The team calls for further research to...

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...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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