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2013-10-17 23:19:07

Worldreader receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover if e-readers and local books in Africa’s libraries help eradicate illiteracy in the developing world. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Worldreader (worldreader.org), the nonprofit aiming to end illiteracy by providing digital books to children and families throughout the developing world, today announced a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test what could be a...

2013-10-17 08:31:41

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank has published a new flagship report about the need for global food and agri (F&A) companies to help realize the significant untapped agricultural power of sub-Saharan Africa. In the report, titled "How global companies can help sub-Saharan Africa reach its F&A potential," Rabobank calls for F&A companies to increase their engagement with the region by acting as significant catalysts in sub-Saharan Africa's F&A...

2013-10-07 12:25:34

Experts to lead panel focused on avoiding "common tripwires" in Sub-Saharan Africa TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, and ASIS International's CSO Roundtable will host a free webinar on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 centered on how global organizations can maintain healthy, safe, and secure workforces. As the first of an informative webinar series hosted by both organizations to explore travel to various regions...

2013-09-23 08:20:45

Frost & Sullivan identifies key trends affecting trade growth and market accessibility CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infrastructure development has been widely recognised as a catalyst for driving economic growth in Africa. After several decades of subdued investment, infrastructure development is becoming a national priority for African governments. Aside from a major drive to improve energy and power infrastructure, the development of transportation infrastructure...

2013-09-12 12:25:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Africa, by far the world's poorest region, will record the largest amount of population growth of any world region between now and 2050. Africa's population is expected to more than double, rising from 1.1 billion today to at least 2.4 billion by 2050. "Nearly all of that growth will be in the 51 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the region's poorest," says Wendy Baldwin, president and CEO of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). "Rapid...

2013-08-29 11:27:41

A malaria control method that targets mosquito larvae and pupae as they mature in standing water could be an important supplementary measure in the fight against the disease, according to a new report. The Cochrane review -- led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with Durham University and other researchers in the UK and US -- is the first systematic review looking at using larval source management (LSM) to control malaria, which causes an estimated...

2013-08-24 23:00:06

President McRobbie will visit groundbreaking IU-Moi University AMPATH partnership in Kenya, one of the largest, most comprehensive public health efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will leave Saturday for a two-week trip to Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, the first trip to Africa by a sitting IU president in more than two decades. The trip will further IU's educational reach internationally; increase...

2013-08-23 08:20:37

Audacious predictions and strategic plans unveiled at GIL 2013: Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL 2013: Africa) event took place on 15 August at the Table Bay hotel in Cape Town. Over 200 CEOs and their executive teams gathered to share best practises and discuss the latest predictions for various industry sectors up to the year 2030. Frost & Sullivan Chairman, David Frigstad, led the day's...

2013-08-15 16:23:45

Follows Successful Development of SaTo Toilet Pan for Southeast Asia; Goal Is to Improve Global Sanitation in Parts of the World with Scarcity of Water PISCATAWAY, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, one of the most respected toilet manufacturers in the world partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the SaTo, a sanitary toilet pan designed to improve sanitation and reduce the spread of disease in Bangladesh. (Photo:...

2013-08-14 23:27:57

Complexus to Grow Customer Base for InFlight Corporation’s Leading SharePoint ERP Integration Solution in South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa Easthampton, MA & Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 InFlight Corporation, a Microsoft ISV whose software enables clients to extend their Oracle applications to SharePoint and mobile devices, and Complexus, a SharePoint software distributor and consultancy, announced today their partnership to bring InFlight’s best-in-class...


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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