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2014-04-16 23:12:17

Indigenous Wisdom-Based Expertise of Dr. Chiku Malunga Comes to Accra, Ghana This Week Where He Conducts High-Level Mentoring Seminar for the West Africa Civil Society Institute – Includes Guest Participants from Africa Lead Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Imagine bringing African Indigenous wisdom to society and today’s business culture. Malawi-based author, Chiku Malunga, PhD, does just that and quite successfully as his globally embraced fresh perspective continues to be in...

Liberia Is Home To The Second Largest Chimpanzee Population In West Africa
2014-04-10 12:30:18

Max Planck Institute When Liberia enters the news it is usually in the context of civil war, economic crisis, poverty or a disease outbreak such as the recent emergence of Ebola in West Africa. Liberia’s status as a biodiversity hotspot and the fact that it is home to some of the last viable and threatened wildlife populations in West Africa has received little media attention in the past. This is partly because the many years of violent conflict in Liberia, from 1989 to 1997 and from...

Deciding How Many Species You Have
2014-04-03 10:41:29

Pensoft Publishers It is often difficult to decide whether two animals belong to the same or two distinct species. This can be especially challenging for animals which externally look very similar. In a recent study, published in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution, scientists from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin use genetic data and sound analysis to test if treefrogs from West and Central Africa belong to different or the same species. Due to the fact that, when...

2014-03-26 23:31:23

Global risk management technology and consulting company provides insights on automated credit underwriting processes and solutions. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 GDS Link, a global provider of customer-centric risk management and process automation solutions announced today that it had conducted a Credit Origination Workshop at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Ghana through its entity GDS Link West Africa. According to Roberto Giannantoni, Managing Partner of GDS Direct, who...

2014-03-25 08:32:46

BETHESDA, Md., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abt Associates has won a $48.6 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase regional trade competitiveness in West Africa, improve food security, and reduce poverty under USAID's Trade Hub Network. Under the contract, Abt will promote broader, more sustainable growth by improving both the private sector's capacity and the policies, rules and practices that govern regional and external trade. The...

2014-03-13 08:24:24

2013 a Transformational Year with Growth Accelerating in 2014 CALGARY, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") (TSX: OXC) today announces its financial and operational results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Highlights: -- A 2013 net loss of $185.8 million ($2.04 per share) vs $58.5 Million ($2.10 per share) in 2012, due to extensive exploration and appraisal activity, including...

Threat Of Extinction Looms For West Africa's Lion Population
2014-01-09 14:42:05

[ Watch the Video: Africa's Lions In Peril ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The African lion is facing extinction across West Africa, with numbers dropping to as low as 250, according to a new report published in the journal PLOS ONE. The African lion once thrived throughout the entire West African region, ranging from Senegal to Nigeria. However, a team of researchers led by Philipp Henschel, of the wild cat conservation group Panthera, shows just how endangered...

2014-01-07 16:25:36

SPRINGVILLE, Utah, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neways Academy, a school that will enable hundreds of Malian children to enjoy access to secondary education, is officially completed. Neways partnered with Mali Rising Foundation, a Utah-based nonprofit, to construct the school in Touban, a rural village in Mali, West Africa. The school was recently dedicated with a large celebration to commemorate the completion. "We are grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this...

2013-12-17 08:22:51

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: NBL) senior management is hosting a conference today in Houston, Texas with analysts and investors to provide an update on the Company's current operations, future plans and operational outlook. Today's presentation includes the following key highlights: -- Production is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18 percent over the next five years, resulting in production of 629...

2013-12-05 08:22:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Energy & Infrastructure ("ACEI") announced today that it has committed to invest up to $130 million in Azura Power Holdings Ltd. ("Azura"), the company responsible for developing the Azura-Edo power project in Edo State, Nigeria. With a goal of becoming the leading power development company in West Africa, Azura will utilize ACEI's investment to fund the first and second phases of the Azura-Edo power project, pursue...


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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