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2009-07-22 08:05:00

HOUSTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that the Plan of Development for the Aseng oil project has been sanctioned by the Company, its partners, and the Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Noble Energy serves as technical operator of the development with a 40 percent working interest. Formerly known as Benita, Aseng was originally discovered in 2007 as a gas-condensate field in Block "I" offshore...

2009-07-21 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- African oil trends and news is the focus of a new website sponsored by Gold Star Resources Corp. (TSX-V; GXX; OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF; http://www.goldstarresources.com), a Canadian oil company involved in the strategic acquisition of 'onshore' prospective oil and gas exploration projects in West Africa. Gold Star Resources created the new website because of the company's emergence as an energy resource player in West Africa. The firm recently...

2009-07-15 14:15:00

VENICE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the expanding Out of Africa organic shea butter line of products, hundreds of West African children are being educated so they can provide for themselves and contribute to their communities. The Southern California-based company, formed in 2005, works with the women's cooperatives in Benin, West Africa to harvest and produce the finest shea butter that is used in the company's products. Out of Africa soaps and body care products are made...

2009-07-13 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. President Barack Obama's highly publicized trip to Ghana has helped focus attention on oil and gas exploration throughout West Africa , as well as attracting new energy investment support to the African Continent, says the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Star Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GXX; OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF). In an exclusive news interview with Business New Network television (see the interview at www.goldstarresources.com and...

2009-07-09 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Ghana on July 10th-11th is a subtle White House oil strategy to secure another source of energy on the continent of Africa," says Patrick Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Star Resources Corp. (TSX-V; GXX; OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF; www.goldstarresources.com). Gold Star Resources is a Vancouver-based company seeking high-impact 'onshore' oil and gas opportunities in Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana in...

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2009-06-30 14:32:09

A 30-year survey of British woodland birds has found that the nightingale has effectively vanished from woodlands across the UK after its population had fallen by more than 95 percent, BBC News Reported. The area has also seen a significant decline in seventeen other bird species as well, many of which overwinter in tropical west Africa where their habitat is suffering. Starling, linnet, bullfinch and willow warbler populations all dropped, while 12 species, including the blackcap, magpie and...

2009-06-25 08:30:00

Liberian Energy Company Acquisition Supports Oil Company's Strategy VANCOUVER, June 25 Gold Star Resources Corp.'s (TSX-V: GXX; OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF; www.goldstarresources.com) recent acquisition of International Resource Strategies Liberia Energy Inc. (IRSLE) boosts the Canadian oil exploration firm's plans to develop new hydrocarbon deposits in Liberia. Gold Star Resources announced on June 12th that it has officially acquired IRSLE. Gold Star Resources is the first Canadian junior...

2009-06-18 08:30:00

Canadian Oil Company Announces Humanitarian Aid Goals for Liberia, West Africa VANCOUVER, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The people in Liberia, West Africa, will soon benefit from a Canadian oil company's humanitarian program that will focus on providing medical assistance to that part of the African continent. Gold Star Humanitarian Society (GSHS), a West African aid group organized within Gold Star Resources Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF; TSX-V; GXX; www.goldstarresources.com),...

2009-06-10 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Africa now offers "unparalleled opportunities" for major and independent oil and gas companies, writes Patrick Morris, CEO of Vancouver-based Gold Star Resources Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: GXXFF; TSX-V; GXX; www.goldstarresources.com) in the June 10th issue of AFROIL, Africa Oil & Gas Monitor, an online publication of Newsbase Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland read by subscribers in 25 countries (www.newsbase.com; Week 23; page 5 Guest Column)....

2009-04-21 15:18:00

Further Strengthens Logistics Infrastructure in West Africa PIRAEUS, Greece, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced it has taken delivery of the Linnea, a 1980-built 11,520 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker to be renamed the Aegean Star, following the Company's agreement to purchase the vessel from an unrelated third party. The Aegean Star is expected to be deployed to the Company's West African market by the end of the second...


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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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