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Southern African Species Pushed To The Brink From Illegal Hunting
2012-10-26 13:39:02

Wildlife Conservation Society A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas and even complete ecological collapse. Africa's iconic large carnivores, such as cheetah, lion, leopard, and wild dog, are particularly vulnerable to this practice, either because they are caught in the bycatch from unselective methods such as snaring, or due to loss of prey. The report...

2012-08-17 23:00:06

San Antonio Credit Union Gives Back to the Community with the Help of Their New GO Mobile App San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 SACU (San Antonio Federal Credit Union) announces GO, the mobile app from SACU. The mobile app is saving time for members. So how are they going to spend that time? SACU, a credit union in San Antonio, is donating the time its employees save and putting it toward projects to improve the community, called Get Go. Give Back. San Antonio residents can...

2011-03-24 11:36:00

DUBAI, UAE, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive capital investment by logistics group Transnet will become a major driver of economic growth in South Africa, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. Gigaba, whose area of supervision also includes South African Airways, arms firm Denel, power utility Eskom, and nuclear power station Koeberg, said South Africa was well placed as a key player in southern and eastern Africa thanks to extensive fleet procurement by...

2008-08-18 03:00:11

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 18 August [Report by oown correspondent: "Zim Talks To Continue after Summit: Mbeki"] JOHANNESBURG - South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday the region's organ on security and politics would continue to meet with Zimbabwe's political leaders in search of a "speedy resolution" to the country's crippling political crisis. "The (organ) continues to engage with this matter and indeed after we have formally closed the organ...

2008-08-09 12:00:54

Text of report by Zambian privately-owned daily newspaper The Post website on 9 August [Report by Lambwe Kachal: "Levy's Healing Will Take Long - Chituwo"] Health minister Dr Brian Chituwo yesterday said President Levy Mwanawasa's healing process will take long. And Dr Chituwo said President Mwanawasa's illness should remind Zambians of the need for unity, strength, goodwill and other key factors for national success. Presenting a ministerial statement to Parliament on President...

2008-07-10 06:00:26

Text of report by Namibian news agency Nampa website [Unidentified Reporter: "Ministers Committed To Stop Illegal Fishing in SADC"] WINDHOEK, 9 July: Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Marine Fisheries vowed to close their ports to all illegal vessels as part of their commitment to stop illegal fishing in the region. A statement of commitment to get tough on illegal fishing was signed in Windhoek last week by the Ministers after a week-long...

2008-06-25 12:00:04

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 25 June [Report by Jameson Mombe: "SADC Meets on Zim as US Says Will Not Recognise Poll"] JOHANNESBURG - The United States (US) has said it will not recognise the outcome of Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election on Friday being held amid worsening political violence that has killed 86 opposition members and displaced 200,000 others. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has taken refuge in the Dutch embassy in Harare...

2006-04-18 12:43:56

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United States hopes to seal a range of deals with southern African countries to boost investment in the region but a broader trade pact is still far off, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. Talks between the U.S. and southern African nations about signing a free trade agreement (FTA) that would give them more access to the world's wealthiest economy have stalled since 2003. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Karan Bhatia said while the two sides had...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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