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2014-09-08 12:33:56

Money-saving strategies such as infrastructure-sharing and tower-sharing agreements will be pivotal to market success CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile communications markets of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia are still underdeveloped. While the population densities of both countries are among the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, their active mobile penetration rates in 2013 were 36.4 percent and 24.1 percent respectively, well...

MRSA out of africa
2014-08-28 03:00:56

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan ancestor, a team of international researchers reported this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. CA-MRSA refers to MRSA infections occurring in healthy people with no recent hospitalizations. The...

2014-07-24 10:49:42

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7 percent between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5 percent in the past decade Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000,...

2014-07-16 16:22:58

DETROIT, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The WORD Network is now available to an additional 70 million viewers throughout Central and Southern Africa. This is due to a new working agreement with ViewSat to launch on IntelSat20. The WORD Network position is on a selection of Free To Air Networks available to all residents living in Central and Southern African countries. "We are ecstatic to be working with ViewSat and being able to get our message out to people throughout Africa. With...

2014-06-28 09:47:39

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine New study shows extent of neonatal infections in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America Nearly 7 million babies in the first month of life (neonates) required treatment for severe bacterial infection in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in 2012, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The estimates, which are the first of their kind, indicate the high burden of neonatal bacterial...

2014-06-19 23:02:47

Announces Challenge to Donate 25 Nets for Every USA Win in World Cup Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Today, Nothing But Nets announced its newest champion in the fight against malaria – American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley. Currently playing for the United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the star defender is leveraging his talent and voice to raise awareness for the United Nations Foundation campaign. Today, Beasley...

2014-06-10 08:22:37

South Africa and Nigeria are currently major hot spots CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The industrial water treatment chemicals (WTC) market in Sub-Saharan Africa's power generation sector is gaining significant momentum. This is primarily due to Eskom's biggest capacity expansion program in 20 years, which is likely to raise its water consumption levels in coal-fired power stations to 67,200 million cubic metres per annum (MM3/a) in 2018. The WTC market will benefit...

2014-06-03 23:01:16

Foundation, with other partners, will help catalyze $1 billion of new investment in off-grid and small-scale energy solutions. ADDIS ABABA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The United Nations Foundation, along with 26 other founding partners, joins ‘Beyond the Grid’, an innovative program for decentralized energy under President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative, launched today in Addis Ababa by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Over five years, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access...

2014-05-07 23:08:38

Alexander Moore targets Africa's multicultural audiences; plans to empower Africans through creative digital content publishing. Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Alexander Moore Partners Ltd (alexmooremedia.com), a startup digital media, marketing and advertising company serving multicultural audiences with special focus on Africa and emerging markets, is pleased to announce the launch of its network of 7 sites including 4 country specific social news and entertainment websites...

2014-05-06 08:21:29

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail expansion is key to DHL Express' Africa business strategy. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, Head of Marketing for DHL Express, Sub Saharan Africa. The recently released A.T Kearney African Retail Development Index further validated the company's plans as it ranked the top 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for retail expansion and highlighted Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania and Gabon as Africa's most...


Latest sub-Saharan Africa Reference Libraries

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2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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2009-02-27 15:34:28

The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus) is a species of wading bird of the family Charadriidae. It is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests. Although it is mostly a resident species, it does show seasonal movements. Its thrives in wet lowlands and damp grassland. It is a readily noticeable and unmistakable bird. It is brown with a black crown, white forehead and large yellow facial wattles. The tail is white and tipped black. The...

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2009-01-17 15:45:21

The Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is found in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers more wooded country than most bee-eaters. It is somewhat migratory depending on rainfall patterns. This is a richly colored, slender bird, like other bee-eater species. Its colors and easily seen forked tail make this species unique. It is mostly green with a yellow throat and black eye stripe and beak. It is about...

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2008-11-29 19:27:30

The White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer), is a species of swift that is similar to a house martin, but is completely unrelated to that species. They are native to sub-Saharan Africa, and have expanded into Morocco and southern Spain. The wintering grounds of those that migrate is not well known. Only the tropical African populations are year-round residents. The White-rumped Swift is 5.5 to 6 inches long and has a short forked tail and long swept-back wings that resemble a boomerang or...

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2008-10-18 12:34:12

The Common Fiscal (Lanius collaris) also known as the Fiscal Shrike, or "Jacky Hanger", is a member of the shrike family found through most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has a wide range of habitats from grassland to acacia or woodland. It avoids very dense areas where it is impaired by hunting. This is a unique 8.25 to 9 inch passerine with white underparts and black upperparts that extend from the top of the head down to the tail. It has a white V-shape on its back and a long black tail with...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'