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2010-06-21 08:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S.

2010-06-21 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The facts are overwhelming; in 2008 alone, there were an estimated two million AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2010-06-07 14:35:00

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health finds links between mining and the spread of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa.

2010-05-26 13:34:14

Researchers at the University of Warwick, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya, have found that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) appears to be the predominant virus detected among infants and children hospitalized in Kenya with severe pneumonia.

2010-05-24 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest fixed-line penetration rate in the world. Incumbent operators mainly attribute this to low investments in copper-wire network infrastructure in the past.

2010-05-24 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The development of regional power pools within sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to secure electricity supply across the continent.

2010-05-12 07:35:00

There is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases in the region.

2010-04-30 10:30:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather and Scangroup Limited have agreed to create a pan-African joint venture via a share swap transaction, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, in order to strengthen a common expansion and growth strategy for sub-Saharan Africa.

2010-04-21 07:38:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- (Office of Special Envoy) - Today, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, announced an expansion of the Social Media Envoy group in advance of World Malaria Day on April 25, 2010.

2010-04-14 23:01:00

New Pew-Templeton Survey of 19 African Nations Finds Signs of Tolerance and Tensions Between the Faiths WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The vast majority of people in many sub-Saharan African nations are deeply committed to one or the other of the world's two largest religions, Christianity and Islam, and yet many continue to practice elements of traditional African religions.


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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