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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...

2008-07-15 09:01:21

HOUSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. today provided an update on its exploration activities in West Africa and the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Offshore Equatorial Guinea, the Company is drilling its Diega prospect and results to-date confirm the discovery of multiple hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs. Initial formation logs have identified 38 feet of net gas- condensate pay in the primary zone which correlates to earlier discoveries in the region. A deeper previously...

2008-07-10 12:00:52

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Riverstone Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RVS)(FRANKFURT:3RV) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with Wardrop Engineering Inc. to provide certain engineering services respecting the Company's Karma Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Wardrop's scope of work will include the preparation of a resource estimate for the Karma Project as well as the design and supervision of a metallurgical test work...

2008-07-10 09:01:07

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 ("Standard Bank") have completed their technical due diligence and are proceeding to their respective credit committees for approval on providing a minimum of US$250million of project debt for Orezone's Essakane gold project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. It is anticipated that this process will take...

2008-06-25 09:03:19

Kosmos Energy has signed agreements with Atwood Oceanics Pacific and Noble Energy, pursuant to which Kosmos will utilize Atwood's moored Hunter semi-submersible rig for its deepwater drilling program offshore West Africa. The rig provides Kosmos with additional capacity to accelerate its West African exploration, appraisal and development drilling, particularly in Ghana where the company discovered the prolific Jubilee oil field. Noble Energy will share the rig with Kosmos and intends to...

2008-06-24 21:02:32

Kosmos Energy announces today that the company has signed agreements with Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW), and Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) under which Kosmos will utilize Atwood's moored semisubmersible rig "Atwood Hunter" to pursue its deepwater drilling program offshore West Africa. The rig provides Kosmos with additional capacity to accelerate its West African exploration, appraisal and development drilling, particularly in...

2008-06-20 03:00:20

By Williams, Stephen Despite its detractors condemning it as yet another costly international conference of speeches that has little relevance to the general public, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) held in Ghana scored some notable successes. Stephen Williams was there and he reports on what was on the agenda for Africa. When heads of state and government ministers from Unctad's 193 member countries met in Accra in April, it was hailed as the first major UN...


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 fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.