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2008-09-03 09:00:00

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2008) - Orezone Resources Inc. (TSX:OZN)(AMEX:OZN) is pleased to announce the closing of a US$40 million debt facility with The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd ("Standard Bank"). This five month facility has a coupon of Libor plus 4% and will allow Orezone to continue construction of the Essakane gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa while it moves to close the US$300 million senior debt facility and a US$30 million cost overrun facility with...

2008-09-03 09:00:32

General Metals Corporation (OTCBB: GNMT) (FRANKFURT: GMQ) -- The Company is pleased to announce that it has entered into substantive discussions for the sale or joint venture of its 100% interest in Mikite Gold Resources ("Mikite"), a Ghanaian corporation with exclusive prospecting license and full exploration rights to the Nyinahin Mining Concession near Bibiani, Ghana. The Prospecting rights are for gold, diamonds and base metals. Steve Parent, General Metals President and CEO comments:...

2008-08-18 09:00:54

CityView Corporation Limited (OTCBB: CTVWF, ASX: CVI) ("CityView") advises that it is in the process of completing the asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of a crude oil refinery. It has been decided that CityView will acquire the oil refinery in its own name, rather than through Pensador Resources Inc. The asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of the oil refinery will be for an aggregate consideration of US$320 million most of which will be debt finance. Financing...

2008-08-14 12:00:41

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - Orezone Resources Inc. (TSX:OZN)(AMEX:OZN) is pleased to announce that Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG, a member of UniCredit Group ("HVB") and The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd have received final credit approvals to fully underwrite and provide US$300M in project debt and a US$30M cost over-run facility for the Company's Essakane gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The US$330M combined facility is considerably larger than the...

2008-08-13 15:00:55

Rock Solid Images, a member of the OHM Group, announces today that the company has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven, reservoir property inversion services to Kosmos Energy and Tullow's appraisal and development drilling campaign for the Jubilee Field, offshore the Republic of Ghana. Kosmos Energy Senior Vice-President and partner, Kenny Goh and Tullow Exploration Manager, Robin Sutherland said: "We have collaborated with the Rock Solid Images team on numerous of our exploration...

2008-08-11 18:00:50

HOUSTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. announced that for the second quarter of 2008, net income was $13.0 million or $0.22 per diluted share compared to net income of $3.7 million or $0.06 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2007. For the six months ended June 30, 2008, net income was $14.8 million or $0.25 per diluted share compared to $8.3 million or $0.14 per diluted share in the six months ended June 30, 2007. Discretionary cash flow was up 72% to...

2008-08-06 18:00:11

Today's episode of "With the Event" programme discussed the military coup in Mauritania. The programme hosted today an expert in Maghreban affairs, Sadek Bouguetaya, a Mauritanian writer from Damascus, Ould Maaloum; and a Mauritanian MP, Jamil Ould Mansour. The Mauritanian writer Ould Maaloum recalled the political background in Mauritania and said that the deposed president was the victim of a plot and recalled that he was constitutionally elected. Bouguetaya said that the deposed...

2008-08-01 09:00:57

HOUSTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. today provided an update on the Company's drilling and exploration program. VAALCO announced that it has completed the installation of the production platform at its Ebouri field in offshore Gabon, West Africa. The platform has been tied back via pipeline to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility that also serves VAALCO's Etame and Avouma / Tchibala fields. With the installation of the platform complete...

2008-07-30 09:01:19

HOUSTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. today reported a second quarter 2008 net loss of $144 million, or $0.84 per share on revenues of $1.2 billion. The result included a previously disclosed $716 million ($481 million after-tax) unrealized commodity derivative loss. Excluding this item, second quarter 2008 adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure, see Schedule 1) was $337 million, or $1.93 per share diluted. For the same period in 2007, net income was $209 million,...

2008-07-30 09:01:00

Writethru: UN expands food aid for hungry West Africans NAIROBI, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) announced Tuesday it is expanding operations in West Africa to feed an additional 1.4 million people who are struggling due to high food prices in Guinea, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Senegal. WFP said in a statement issued in Nairobi that over the past 12 months, food costs for its operations in the region have increased by almost 60 percent and...


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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