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2010-09-23 21:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held this week in New York City, Durabilis announced its US$ 10 million commitment to support the development of sustainable and integrated agro-business supply chains in West Africa.

2010-09-09 10:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.

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2010-06-02 08:14:25

The West African forest gecko, a secretive but widely distributed species in forest patches from Ghana to Congo, is actually four distinct species that appear to have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest.

2010-05-19 20:27:00

In the news release, Bristow Group Reports Financial Results for Its Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2010, issued earlier today by Bristow Group Inc.

2010-05-19 16:18:00

HOUSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristow Group Inc.

2010-05-11 15:33:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced that it has taken delivery of the Kythira, a 6,270 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China.

2010-04-29 17:18:00

HOUSTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced it is finalizing the completion of the Ebouri 4H development well located in the Ebouri Field, offshore Gabon, West Africa. Initial production from the new well should commence within a week.

2010-02-04 09:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pink OTC Markets Inc.

2009-12-15 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Deep Down, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DPDW), today announced the signing of two contracts in excess of $4 million for work in West Africa. These contracts, for buoyancy products made by our subsidiary Flotation Technologies, Inc.

2009-12-08 08:00:00

PARIS, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a program to support immunization advocacy in West Africa. The program, called ADVocacy for IMmunization (ADVIM), is a collaborative effort involving the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and local finance, health, and planning ministries. ADVIM's advocacy platform will...


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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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