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2009-12-02 09:52:30

By understanding why Africa has not yet adopted technologies and practices that can dramatically boost productivity, researchers hope to improve farmers’ lives.

2009-11-09 15:19:52

The lives of almost 4 million women, newborns, and children in sub-Saharan Africa could be saved every year if well-established, affordable health care interventions reached 90 percent of families.

2009-09-29 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian influence, especially of China, in the sub-Saharan African electricity industry will strengthen over the next five years due to the region's need for additional generation capabilities.

2009-09-24 14:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative 2009, Protimos announced two new Commitments to support the legal environment in Africa.

2009-09-16 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile handsets market in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to achieve high growth long after the number of mobile subscriptions has started to decline.

2009-08-26 13:33:40

An analysis has detailed the devastating toll neglected tropical diseases cause, with an estimated 500 million sub-Saharan Africans suffering such maladies. Researchers said helminth (parasitic worm) infections account for approximately 85 percent of the neglected tropical diseases, which overall might be equivalent to more than double that caused by tuberculosis and as much as half of the area's malaria disease burden. It is appalling that helminth infections and other (neglected tropical...

2009-08-11 10:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S.

2009-08-06 14:07:37

Hiring the nearly 800,000 workers needed to eliminate the staggering shortage of health care professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 will cost $2.6 billion a year, or 2.5 times the annual funds currently allocated for health worker wages in the region, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley

2009-07-31 00:18:00

PARIS, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Strong growth of all business applications: revenues up 7.2% to EUR940.5 million - EBITDA[1] margin of 78.9% maintained at the highest level of leading satellite operators - Sharp increase in Group share of net income: up 43.6% to EUR247.3 million - Proposed distribution to shareholders: EUR0.66 per share, representing a pay-out ratio of almost 59% - Strengthened financial structure: net debt improved...

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2009-06-18 15:49:15

Synthetic fertilizers have dramatically increased food production worldwide, but the unintended costs to the environment and human health have been substantial.


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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