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2014-04-24 23:02:00

MLS to Donate $10 for Every Save during Matches in April Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Major League Soccer have teamed up, rallying soccer fans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” During the month of April, MLS will donate a $10 bed net to Nothing But Nets for every save made by a goalkeeper during regular-season games, and have asked soccer fans to donate to the campaign as well. The month-long campaign by...

2014-04-16 23:17:12

In a recent survey, 53.3% of those asked said that expanding in the South African PV market was a priority over expanding into other Sub-Saharan African markets. London, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The new guide produced by PV Insider carried uses survey data of over 100 industry professionals and focused on the ‘commercial development and sustainability of the South African photovoltaic market’. Within the guide firms stated which markets and for which applications they saw as the...

2014-04-08 08:34:15

LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comer Africa Real Estate (C.A.R.E.) today announced the launch of the joint venture which will become the leading developer of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the same day as the UN sponsored 7th World Urban Forum launched its "Cities for Life" program calling for planned urban environments. Comer Africa Real Estate was founded by Comer Group, one of UK and Ireland's largest private real estate developers and house builders, along with...

2014-04-02 12:23:43

LONDON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Mining Finance Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Mining Finance market to grow at a CAGR of 2.63 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in investment in the Power sector by China. The Global Mining Finance market has also been witnessing the decrease in global mining deals. However, the...

2014-04-01 23:04:48

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign launched a nationwide challenge to ask Americans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” The month-long campaign aims to send 25,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign launched a nationwide challenge to ask Americans to “Compete to Beat Malaria.” The month-long campaign aims to send 25,000...

2014-04-01 00:22:18

STOCKHOLM, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polystar [http://www.polystar.com ], a leading supplier of Network and Customer Analytics, Network Monitoring and Test solutions for the telecom market, today announced the official opening of a new regional sales and support office in Johannesburg, South Africa, effective 1 April 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/595502 ) Following the current business growth and the increasing demand in the...

2014-03-23 23:03:27

Have you ever wanted to help Africa but didn't know how? Well, here is your chance! (PRWEB) March 23, 2014 Did you know that the physician-to-population ratio is 18 per 100,000 people continent-wide in Sub-Saharan Africa? Sub-Saharan Africa has 24 percent of the global burden of disease but only three percent of the world’s health workforce. Also, 51 percent of the world total of child deaths are in Africa. Sierra Leone has the highest rate of child deaths, but Nigeria accounts for...

2014-03-13 12:24:10

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to reach two billion by 2050, but there will only be enough food for 13 per cent of the population if current food production levels persist. "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the world`s most food-insecure region, with a quarter of its 925 million population trapped in a vicious cycle of hunger and poverty. Twenty-eight countries in the region...

2014-02-13 16:21:38

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Water for PowerOverviewWater and power are inseparable. Water is the 'working fluid' for the thermal power industry - the largest industrial user of water in the world. So, it goes without saying that this growth will create huge global opportunities for the water sector - and we show you why the biggest opportunities will be in water and wastewater treatment.On top of a...

2014-02-03 04:22:41

Innovative, integrated solutions and emphasis on market education helps IBM expand its market share in the region CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the big data solutions market, Frost & Sullivan has presented IBM (NYSE:IBM) with the 2014 Sub-Saharan African Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership. While most companies in Sub-Saharan Africa already undertake various forms of data analytics, one of the key...


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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