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2014-10-23 12:24:17

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) announced today the appointment of Andrew L. Fawthrop to the Company's Board of Directors, effective November 1, 2014. Mr. Fawthrop will stand for re-election at the Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100316/NY71495LOGO Mr. Fawthrop, 62, has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with...

2014-10-21 23:12:59

Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston fertigation company, has joined a team of professionals in Ghana to implement Sustainable Agriculture with the goal of increasing crop production for family farmers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A group of professional business men have formed a team and are launching a new company in Ghana, West Africa. This newly formed organization aims to implement sustainable agriculture, to help local family farmers...

2014-10-21 23:02:42

New plan to offer discounted rates on Global Payroll and Global Mobility Services to those front-line organizations in West Africa that are treating those affected by Ebola and working to stem the Outbreak. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Expaticore Services LLC ("Expaticore"), a leading provider of global payroll and mobility solutions, has announced today plans to offer discounted rates on Global Payroll and Global Mobility Services to those front-line...

2014-10-21 16:20:55

Firestone Liberia Helps Combat the Disease with Prevention, Education and Treatment NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which provides an update on the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, specifically in Liberia (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e1021a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e1021a1_e ). Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola crisis, has the...

2014-10-20 08:37:07

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power [http://africa.aggreko.com/products-services/power-overview ] and temperature control [http://africa.aggreko.com/products-services/temperature-overview ] services, has announced that its highly successful 'Aggreko University' technical training programme has been expanded beyond Ivory Coast to now draw students from across seven Central and West African...

2014-10-17 12:29:49

NGO Alliance warns travel restriction could cripple U.S. response to outbreak WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO In a letter...

2014-10-16 12:29:33

KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Paul Kagame has ordered the Ministry of Health to mobilize thousands of health workers and facilities to be put on standby in case of an Ebola outbreak. Kagame said the tens of thousands of medics would be ready to combat the virus. He also committed that once the systems are in place, Rwanda will be ready to support the countries affected. He said Ebola is a matter of 'national security' and has instructed local...

2014-10-15 08:32:04

PHILADELPHIA, October 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare professionals in African countries can access Elsevier medical content, online and by mobile devices, through ClinicalKey and NIH's Emergency Access Initiative To support healthcare professionals in West Africa battling the Ebola outbreak, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ] will provide free access to its primary online clinical information and reference tool,...

2014-10-15 04:22:22

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate announced today that it is donating $100,000 as part of an industry-wide effort to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is organizing an effort among cocoa and chocolate companies who are interested in providing medical and humanitarian aid to those countries impacted by the Ebola virus outbreak. "As an industry, we care very deeply about the well-being of cocoa growing...

2014-10-13 12:26:48

Physicians are concerned about the CDC's and Department of Homeland Security's Ability to Track and Screen Ebola Patients within the United States BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading social network of fully verified, licensed physicians in the U.S., announced today the results of recent polling of the SERMO physician community about the Ebola epidemic and its implications for the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141013/151722-INFO When asked if they...


Latest West Africa Reference Libraries

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2009-04-07 15:38:01

The Bearded Barbet (Lybius dubius) is a species of bird that is found in tropical west Africa. It is found mostly in trees around wooded country and also gardens. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. The adult is 10.25 inches in length. It is fairly plump, has a short neck and a large head. The tail is somewhat short. It has a black crown, back, tail and breast band. The throat and belly are red and the rump is white. There is a yellow eye patch....

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2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-30 00:34:17

Steatocranus (Boulenger, 1899) is a small genus of rheophilic cichlid fish endemic to the Congo River, although one species, Steatocranus irevinei, occurs in West Africa. The genus currently includes 9 species, all of which have relatively reduced swim bladder function. The name Steatocranus refers to the fatty deposit on the forehead of most species. Two species, Steatocranus casuarius (also known as the Lionhead, Blockhead or Humphead) and Steatocranus tinanti are relatively common in the...

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