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2010-11-16 05:30:00

DAKAR, Senegal, November 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Press Organization (APO) announced today an alliance with Afribiz.info for the distribution of its economic and business-related wire service via http://www.afribiz.info. Through an agreement with Afribiz.info, the communication and community portal dedicated to Africa's economy, news issued by enterprises, governments, NGOs, political organizations and United Nations duty stations across Africa, concerning the continent's...

2010-11-09 12:03:00

Malaria No More, Lalela Project, and Youssou NDour Kick off Senegal Media Campaign to Fight Malaria NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More and the Lalela Project announced today their new joint effort in Senegal, NightWatch. Senegalese singer Youssou NDour and other international celebrities are taking to the African airwaves to leverage the power of celebrity voices and deliver an important nightly message about malaria. NightWatch is an interactive media...

2010-10-18 16:05:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced a 72-hour fare sale, with flights from New York JFK or Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dakar, Senegal, available for only $879* round trip including fuel surcharges, for travel from Nov. 1-30, 2010. Passengers should book their trips to South Africa at this low fare before it's too late, since the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on...

2010-09-27 15:23:50

At the World Cowpea Research Conference, crop experts embrace one of agriculture's oldest legumes -- prized for protein and resilience to hot, dry climates -- as food for people, livestock and astronauts A long neglected crop with the potential to halt hunger for millions in Africa, sustain the livestock revolution underway in developing countries, rejuvenate nutrient-sapped soils, and even feed astronauts on extended space missions, is attracting scientists from around the world to Senegal...

2010-08-04 11:22:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global health nonprofit IntraHealth International recently elected Magatte Diop of Dakar, Senegal to its 11-member Board of Directors. An African banker and entrepreneur with decades of experience in international finance and private sector programming, Diop is IntraHealth's first overseas appointment to the Board of Directors. Diop is president of Peacock Investments, a financial services firm in Dakar--one of several companies he has...

2010-06-28 07:30:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Societe Generale, one of the leading financial services groups in the world, and Obopay, a leading mobile banking and payment provider, today announced they are teaming to bring mobile payment services to banked and unbanked customers who have access to a mobile phone. The partnership between the companies is intended to make mobile payments available in new markets, with the first stage of the initiative being launched today in Senegal...

2010-03-30 17:35:00

Heads of state and key representatives of the African Diaspora to join three-day celebration of Africa's future WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands will gather in the capital city of Dakar on April 3 - 4 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Senegal's founding as an independent republic. UNITY: Journalists of Color President, Barbara Ciara will join Grammy-nominated artist AKON and leaders of the NAACP, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and many other U.S. organizations...

2010-02-09 16:23:37

Inadequacies may contribute to drug resistance The first results from a large-scale study of key antimalarial medicines in ten Sub-Saharan African countries reveal that a high percentage of medicines circulating on national markets are of substandard quality and thus may contribute to the growth of drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent form of malaria. The findings, released Feb. 8 by the Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) Program, a USAID-funded program...

2010-02-08 08:00:00

Inadequacies May Contribute to Drug Resistance ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first results from a large-scale study of key antimalarial medicines in ten Sub-Saharan African countries reveal that a high percentage of medicines circulating on national markets are of substandard quality and thus may contribute to the growth of drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent form of malaria. The findings, released today by the Promoting the Quality...

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2009-12-21 15:15:00

The use and control of fire are behavioral characteristics that distinguish humans from other animals. Now, a new study by Iowa State University anthropologist Jill Pruetz reports that savanna chimpanzees in Senegal have a near human understanding of wildfires and change their behavior in anticipation of the fire's movement. An ISU associate professor of anthropology, Pruetz and Thomas LaDuke, an associate professor of biological sciences at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, co-authored the...


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African Manatee, Trichechus senegalensis
2012-06-19 13:45:47

The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is thought to be similar to the West Indian manatee. Its other common names include the seacow and the West African manatee. It is native to Africa, specifically Senegal to Angola and West Africa. Its range also includes Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana, among other regions. They can live in many water habitats including freshwater, oceans, brackish water, and lagoons. However, they will not live anywhere with a temperature...

2012-06-14 13:15:54

Symbol: PHRE Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 06:09:38

Symbol: KHSE2 Group: Dicot Family: Meliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I PR    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-18 09:02:25

Symbol: BOSE4 Group: Dicot Family: Capparaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Capparales Family   Capparaceae – Caper family Genus   Boscia Lam....

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2009-01-20 21:15:13

The Standard-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx longipennis) is a species of bird that is a resident breeder in Africa from Senegal east to Ethiopia. It is found in dry savannah habitats, with some scrub. This bird is 7.9 to 9 inches long. This nightjar is relatively short-tailed, and lacks white in the wings or tail. The song is a churring trill. The adult male has a bizarre wing ornament during the breeding season, with a broad central flight feather on each wing. In normal flight, these...

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