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  • world's
  • Africa contains the world's longest river-the 6,650 km long (4,100 mi) Nile River running from Burundi to Egypt -while the Congo River in the DRC is the second largest in terms of discharge as well as the deepest with a depth of over 230 m (750 ft) in some spots. (wikitravel.org)
  • Africa holds a fraction of the world's proven oil reserves -- 9 percent compared to the Middle East's nearly 62 percent -- but industry analysts believe it could hold significant undiscovered reserves. (washingtonpost.com)
  • stereotypical
  • Of course, like many who had never been to Africa before, I carried with me incredibly stereotypical notions about the bone-in-the-nose primitivism of the continent's infrastructure, which in my case translated into - among other things - 15 pounds of solar paneling, because I was certain I wouldn't find much electricity. (wired.com)
  • While there are plenty of places resembling the stereotypical Africa of war, famine, and poverty, much of the continent is peaceful, well-fed, and of working class. (wikitravel.org)
  • NGOs
  • A lively news magazine show featuring VOA correspondent reports, interviews with African officials, opposition leaders, NGOs and human rights activists. (voanews.com)
  • people
  • Populations of indigenous people in southern Africa carry a gene that causes lighter skin, and scientists have now identified the rapid evolution of this gene in recent human history. (phys.org)
  • UC Davis anthropologist Brenna Henn and colleagues have shown that a gene for lighter skin spread rapidly among people in southern Africa in the last 2,000 years. (phys.org)
  • The gene, which is also present in people from the Near East and eastern Africa, was probably initially brought into the region by only a small number of individuals. (phys.org)
  • The number of people in Africa that have measles is very high, mostly being children. (google.com)
  • Help change the narrative by sending us inspiring stories of young Africans whose work transforms the lives of vulnerable people. (worldbank.org)
  • Adults of the west African Baka people and east African Efé and Sua peoples average less than five feet tall. (scientificamerican.com)
  • While the first activity most people associate with Africa is safaris, there are endless possibilities for adventure. (wikitravel.org)
  • And we've seen in Africa that just the promise of ARVs (or microbicides) is enough to move people in the right direction - to give them hope that they are not helpless against the disease. (washingtonpost.com)
  • humans
  • According to both genetic and fossil evidence, archaic Homo sapiens evolved into anatomically modern humans solely in the Horn of Africa between 200,000 and 100,000 years ago and have dispersed from the Horn of Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of their early dating and unique physical characteristics idaltu and kibish represent the immediate ancestors of anatomically modern humans as suggested by the Out-of-Africa theory. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the endangered primates forage and frolic in a war-plagued corner of eastern Africa, a few humans are allowed to tag along. (latimes.com)
  • years
  • The gene that causes lighter skin pigmentation, SLC24A5, was introduced from eastern African to southern African populations just 2,000 years ago. (phys.org)
  • As my own general theory about the information economy developed over the years, I proposed that a good reality check for my ideas would be for Africa to surprise everyone by suddenly doing as I had: skipping industrialism entirely and leaping directly into the information era. (wired.com)
  • It may have hidden in the ocean for millions of years, but life today poses numerous challenges for the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), the "living fossil" fish that was famously rediscovered off the coast of South Africa in 1938. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Genetic analysis done on the Afroasiatic speaking population further found that a pre-agricultural back-to-Africa migration into the Horn of Africa occurred through Egypt 23,000 years ago and it brought a non-African ancestry dubbed Ethio-Somali in the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • The epidemics of yellow fever (YF) in Africa in recent years have stimulated research on the survival mechanisms of the YF virus during interepidemic phases. (cdc.gov)
  • While China is often characterized as a monolithic actor in Africa, experts say Chinese trade with Africa has diversified beyond state-directed enterprises in recent years. (washingtonpost.com)
  • ancestry
  • While light skin is often associated with European ancestry, even in South Africa, the present-day Khoekhoe and San did not experience enough recent migration to account for the frequency of the gene. (phys.org)
  • northeast
  • al-qarn al-'afrīqī ) (shortened to HOA ) is a peninsula in Northeast Africa . (wikipedia.org)
  • Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Red Sea to the northeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the southeast. (wikitravel.org)
  • species
  • There is currently only one species of Procavia recognised, but two other hyrax species, the yellow-spotted hyrax, Heterohyrax brucei (Gray, 1868) and the southern tree hyrax, Dendrohyrax arboreus (A. Smith, 1827) also occur in South Africa. (sanbi.org)
  • Seven of the remaining rhinos were relocated to South Africa in an effort to protect them and bring the rhino sub-species back from the brink of extinction. (yahoo.com)
  • writes
  • Professor Bartolome de Albornoz of the University of Mexico writes against the enslavement and sale of Africans. (blackpast.org)
  • Chinese trade with Africa has become, in many ways, ' normalized ,'' writes Ian Taylor, an academic who specializes in Sino-Africa ties. (washingtonpost.com)
  • young
  • An endangered east African black rhinoceros and her young one walk in Tanzania's Serengeti park, May 21, 2010, during the start of an initiative that will see 32 huge beasts flown to Tanzania from South Africa. (yahoo.com)
  • Namibia seemed a rare, almost impossibly hopeful story of a young African democracy determined to be a leading example of land stewardship. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • make
  • These Africans flee the colony, however, and make their homes with local Indians. (blackpast.org)
  • An African from Hernando de Soto's Expedition into the Lower Mississippi River valley decides to remain behind to make his home among the Native Americans there. (blackpast.org)
  • The drama tells the story of Cambodian genocide survivor Loung Ung, but Jolie also still plans to make 'Africa' next year. (collider.com)
  • work
  • In previous work , the researchers looked at pigmentation variation in two KhoeSan populations from South Africa by performing a genome-wide association analysis in about 450 individuals. (phys.org)
  • For more information about the World Bank's work in Africa, please contact us. (worldbank.org)
  • Do you work for Innovation: Africa? (idealist.org)
  • Ilene Wong , a physician at Stanford University Hospital, has done AIDS work in Africa. (washingtonpost.com)
  • However
  • China's foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa, however, is still only 3 percent of China's total FDI , according to a 2007 UN report. (washingtonpost.com)
  • area
  • Any area (rural or urban, African or European) that doesn't have good access to education and media will be a breeding ground for misinformation. (washingtonpost.com)
  • import
  • China recently began to import some African-manufactured value-added goods, such as processed foods and household consumer goods. (washingtonpost.com)
  • whose
  • As part of this effort, China has turned to Africa, an oil-producing source whose risks and challenges have often caused it to be overlooked economically. (washingtonpost.com)
  • east
  • Dassies have a wide distribution range in Africa and the Middle East, but they are restricted to areas where there is suitable habitat and so their distribution is patchy. (sanbi.org)
  • directly
  • Before I left, I believed Africans could proceed directly from the agricultural epoch into an information economy without having to submit to the dreary indignities and social pathologies of industrialization. (wired.com)
  • coast
  • Africa 54's Vincent Makori reports on Tanzania elections and Linord discusses Ivory Coast elections. (voanews.com)