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2013-12-12 23:04:31

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has partnered with JCI Netherlands and Cordaid to help the United Nations fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The contract has been awarded following two other successful projects in Sierra Leone and Cameroon, and will focus this time on South Sudan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has partnered with JCI Netherlands and Cordaid to help the United Nations...

2013-12-09 04:21:28

Sub-Saharan African Ministries of Health Invited to Submit Expression of Interest to Participate in New Effort CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, today announced a first-of-its-kind pediatric HIV treatment donation program to improve access to the company's approved HIV medicines for children and adolescents failing HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. At a symposium entitled When Children Need HIV...

2013-12-06 04:20:22

First APR Energy mobile gas turbine project in sub-Saharan Africa JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces it has signed a new contract to provide fast-track power in Angola. Featuring GE mobile gas turbines, the deal represents APR's first turbine project in sub-Saharan Africa, and quickly follows the GE strategic alliance announced in October. The contract will bring APR's total footprint in Angola...

2013-11-26 10:40:27

A large-scale study, led by Oxford University, has identified that government grants in Southern Africa can reduce major HIV risks for teenage girls. Their findings are published in the journal, The Lancet Global Health. The researchers say that half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are among young people, and girls are two to three times more likely to be infected than boys. One of the major causes is 'sugar daddies': older boyfriends who give food, money or pay for school...

2013-11-21 00:20:26

CAPE TOWN, Republic of South Africa, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 17-19 March 2014, Cape Town International Convention Centre -- POWER-GEN Africa and the inaugural DistribuTECH Africa have announced a formidable line-up of top international and local speakers for their 2014 conferences, which are now officially sanctioned as CPD (Continual Professional Development) events by the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers). The 2014 conferences will run concurrently,...

2013-11-19 20:21:56

WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is in the midst of an entrepreneurial revolution that is invigorating the region with new opportunities, increased employment and a robust rise in gross domestic product to one of the highest in the world, according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Sub-Saharan African Regional Report launched this week in Lusaka, Zambia. Africa's real GDP rose by 4,9 percent from 2000 to 2008, more...

2013-11-19 08:28:15

Collaboration begins in Sub-Saharan Africa to help close the gap in cancer prevention and treatment CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is working with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to create the world's largest and most comprehensive clinical dataset on cancer patients by building cancer registries in developing nations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The effort will begin in...

2013-11-12 08:40:58

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 12-14 November 2013, Cape Town International Convention Centre, StandD09 Eutelsat showcasing satellite resources and services to accelerate digital infrastructure build-out across Africa - Africa at the core of Eutelsat's footprint: three new satellites brought into service over last 12 months - Three further satellites delivering new resources across multiple frequency...

2013-11-11 04:23:38

But a Supportive and Predictable Policy Environment Is the Key to Realising the Longer-Term Potential of the Mobile Sector in the Region CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today published its latest comprehensive study of the socio-economic impact of the mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, "Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2013", developed by GSMA Intelligence, reveals that mobile contributes over six per cent of the region's GDP, higher than any...

2013-10-24 20:21:33

Joint Effort with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Council on CyberSecurity, and the Stop.Think.Connect.(TM) Campaign Will Encourage Viewers to Get Prepared American Blackout Premieres Sunday, October 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What would happen if a cyberattack shut down the entire American power grid, causing a catastrophic 10-day blackout? No...


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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