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2014-05-27 16:21:58

Spotlight now on Zanzibar and China WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kenyan authorities seized 34 containers of illegally-sourced rosewood from Madagascar at the port of Mombasa yesterday, the largest ever recorded seizure of its kind. Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shared with Kenyan Wildlife Service indicates that the containers carrying the illicit logs, stolen from Madagascar's unique forests, were loaded in Zanzibar,...

2014-04-04 04:20:28

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nairobi, 3rd April 2014, WORD FROM OUR COO I'm Daniel Furnad, COO & Senior Executive Producer of Africa 24 Media. Working at Africa 24 Media gives me a unique view of this continent and its cultures, innovations, special people and ability to have fun! I'll be communicating to you on this newsletter and will be happy to respond to subjects that you suggest. THE ZAMROCK SURVIVORS SCREENS AT SAUTI ZA BUSARA...

2011-04-11 15:05:00

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zanzibar-Islands.com, an online resource for vacationers looking to book a vacation at one of the many Zanzibar resorts, announces it has launched its online portal. The portal will help travelers find the Zanzibar vacation of their dreams. The site provides users with three categories that each provide a glimpse into what a vacation at a Zanzibar hotel can entail. The three categories, 'beach and ocean,' 'cultural heritage,' and...

2011-01-07 00:00:44

Stylish Camcorder Line Now Available in Six New Eye-Catching Patterns and a Variety of Colors; Features 1080p HD Video Capture, a 5X Optical Zoom Model and 3-inch Touch Screen Rowland Heights, CA (PRWEB) January 6, 2011 With the ever increasing demand for personalized electronics, DXG (http://www.dxgusa.com) delivers with its new ultra slim 2011 Luxe Collection of fashionable, high definition camcorders. The new collection features several stylish patterns in attractive color combinations...

2010-12-10 00:00:59

Tour de Jambo Africa makes it easy to capture the top scenic and adventurous highlights of East and Southern Africa. The 56 day tour features stays at one of the world's most beautiful destinations, including Cape Town, the tropical white sandy beaches of the spice island Zanzibar, and Victoria Falls. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 Tour de Jambo Africa makes it easy to capture the top scenic and adventurous highlights of East and Southern Africa. The 56 day tour features stays at one of...

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2010-03-17 08:50:00

Tourists wanting to watch and swim with dolphins are now being urged to keep their distance in a bid to protect both the animals and the local communities whose livelihoods depend on them. A study of bottlenose dolphins living off the coast of Zanzibar has found that the many tourist boats operating in the area are harassing the animals, preventing them from resting, feeding and nurturing their young. The research, led by Dr Per Berggren of Newcastle University, also highlights swimming with...

2009-12-04 12:21:00

BOSTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "You don't have to be a Halliburton to succeed in the Middle East," says Jeffrey Ornstein, CEO of J/Brice Design, which has established itself as an international hotel-design powerhouse through its growing presence in the region. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091204/NE21226 ) In Saudi Arabia, for example, the firm is currently designing a $300 million Hotel and Office Tower, a commission from one of the Kingdom's most prominent families....

2009-04-28 09:50:10

A new study, carried out in primary care units in Zanzibar and published in this week's issue of PLoS Medicine, evaluates the impact of rapid malaria tests on prescribing practice and clinical outcomes. The findings suggest that routine use of such tests may reduce the number of people who are inappropriately given antimalarial drugs. Currently, malaria in sub-Saharan Africa tends to be diagnosed on the basis of symptoms alone (i.e. fever). However, such symptoms are not very accurate and...

2007-08-07 09:16:14

Tanzania has seen a steady proliferation of Islamic media. The outlets - radio stations and weekly publications in the main - are concentrated on the mainland, where the regulatory framework is more relaxed than it is on the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Muslims make up around 35 per cent of the country's 36 million people. Mainland Muslim populations are concentrated along the coast and in main urban centres. Nearly 80 per cent of them follow the Sunni belief. Relations...


Latest Zanzibar Reference Libraries

Zanzibar Leopard, Panthera pardus adersi
2012-12-27 17:57:46

The Zanzibar leopard (Panthera pardus adersi) is a subspecies of the leopard that may be extinct. It is native to Tanzania, with a range that includes Unguja Island in the Zanzibar archipelago. This subspecies is thought to have occurred when African leopards were isolated on the island after the last Ice Age, creating a smaller form with varying fur patterns. Because the Zanzibar leopard is so rare, or possibly extinct, there is not much information regarding its habits and lifestyle. Its...

Servaline Genet, Genetta servalina
2012-05-30 12:27:01

The servaline genet (Genetta servalina) is a carnivore that resembles a feline, although it is not closely related to the Felidae family. The status conservation of the servaline genet is of “Least Concern”. It is related to civets and linsangs, and has two recognized subspecies. Lowe's servaline genet was first described in 1932, from a single pelt found in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Until 2000, this was the only specimen found, but a live trapping study brought the genet back...

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2007-01-02 10:27:24

The Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii) is a red colobus monkey native to Zanzibar. It is also named Kirk's red colobus. This Old World monkey has a coat that ranges from dark red to black. It is accented with a black stripe along the shoulders and arms, and a pale underside. Its black face is crowned with long white hair, and features a disguising pink mark on its lips and nose. Also, the Zanzibar red colobus has a long tail used for balancing. Females have little difference in...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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