• Africa
  • To the north, the Sahara skirts the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt and portions of Libya, but in Cyrenaica and the Maghreb, the Sahara borders the Mediterranean forest, woodland, and scrub eco-regions of northern Africa, all of which have a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers and cool and rainy winters. (wikipedia.org)
  • To the south, the Sahara is bounded by the Sahel, a belt of dry tropical savanna with a summer rainy season that extends across Africa from east to west. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asharq Al-Awsat reported - citing unnamed Libyan sources in Tripoli and Benghazi, Western diplomatic sources in Cairo, Tripoli and Tunis, and vaguely described "Arab sources" - that Gaddafi was suffering from an "incurable illness" and was attempting to negotiate a voluntary exile for himself and his family in South Africa under the protection of South African President Jacob Zuma. (wikipedia.org)
  • The earliest known example of a fossil human skeleton found anywhere in West Africa, which is 13,000 years old, was found at Iwo-Eleru in western Nigeria and attests to the antiquity of habitation in the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Information is lacking from the first millennium AD following the Nok ascendancy, but by the 2nd millennium there was active trade from North Africa through the Sahara to the forest, with the people of the savanna acting as intermediaries in exchanges of various goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • South Africa, a keen user of the type, performed their own major modification and production program conducted by the government-owned Atlas Aircraft to upgrade their own Pumas, the resulting aircraft was named Oryx. (wikipedia.org)
  • While scientific and public opinion world-wide is fiercely divided about the safety of genetically-modified crops, South Africa, like the United States, is a country where the dominance of large-scale commercial agriculture linked to global seed supply companies has meant an open door for this controversial technology. (africafocus.org)
  • The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has today released its new research report titled 'GM Maize: Lessons For Africa-Cartels, Collusion And Control Of South Africa's Staple Food' showing how a select group of companies, including Tiger Brands, Pioneer and Premier Foods who have previously fixed the price of bread and maize meal, commandeer the entire maize value chain and continue to squeeze the poorest South Africans. (africafocus.org)
  • The report shows that the South African government, through the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is the largest investor in Tiger Brands, and that over 50% of the company's shares are held outside South Africa. (africafocus.org)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sahel is the transitional zone in between the Sahara and the tropical savanna of the Sudan region and farther south the forest-savanna mosaic of tropical Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since probably 3500 BCE, the Saharan and Sub-Saharan regions of Africa have been separated by the extremely harsh climate of the sparsely populated Sahara, forming an effective barrier interrupted by only the Nile in Sudan, though the Nile was blocked by the river's cataracts. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sahara pump theory explains how flora and fauna (including Homo sapiens) left Africa to penetrate the Middle East and beyond. (wikipedia.org)
  • Commentators in Arabic in the medieval period used the general term bilâd as-sûdân ("Land of the Blacks") for the vast Sudan region (an expression denoting West and Central Africa), or sometimes extending from the coast of West Africa to Western Sudan. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sahel shoots across all of Africa at a latitude of about 10° to 15° N. Countries that include parts of the Sahara Desert proper in their northern territories and parts of the Sahel in their southern region include Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Karoo is a semi-desert in western South Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Confirming this assumption, on CAF News number 30 of October 1987, Sudanese, Dr. Abdel Halim Mohammad, who had attended all the earlier meetings of the African Zone in FIFA that were concluded without opposition to Apartheid South Africa, had testified that Yidnekatchew's firm stand against Apartheid started in Khartoum when he insisted that the South African team should be a mixed team. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, it relapsed again, after a three-man fact finding mission led by the newly elected president, Sir Stanley Rous, travelled to South Africa, and concluded that the National Football Federation had nothing to do with Government instituted Racial Discrimination. (wikipedia.org)
  • During apartheid, the South African government aimed to establish Afrikaans as the primary lingua franca in South Africa and South African-controlled South-West Africa (now Namibia), although English was also in common use. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is spoken mainly by Fula people, but is also used as a lingua franca by several populations of various origin, throughout Western Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first agriculture in Africa began in the heart of the Sahara Desert, which in 5200 BC was far more moist and densely populated than today. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of these concerns are the bitter consequences of our past, and any government in South Africa will battle to get poverty and unemployment, or for that matter, crime under control. (africanarguments.org)
  • Libya
  • The international reactions to the Libyan Civil War were the responses to the series of protests and military confrontations occurring in Libya against the government of Libya and its de facto head of state Muammar Gaddafi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gaddafi's
  • This period of the war was its endgame, with Muammar Gaddafi's defensive perimeter around Greater Tripoli collapsing and his government ultimately being routed from Tripoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of members of the Gaddafi government were arrested or killed in action, including Gaddafi's youngest son Khamis, and a string of its last outposts teetered and eventually fell under the assault of the (effectively) NATO-backed revolutionaries. (wikipedia.org)
  • UN envoy Abdul Ilah Khatib met with representatives of both Gaddafi's government and the NTC before leaving Tunisia, but said he did not take part in any direct negotiations between the factions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Virtually all Western countries cut off diplomatic relations with Gaddafi's government over an aerial bombing campaign in February and March, and a number of other countries led by Peru and Botswana did likewise. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many members of the international community, including the United Nations, the Arab League, and the African Union, explicitly recognized the anti-Gaddafi National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate representative, with many of those countries explicitly describing it as the legal interim government of the country due to the perceived loss of legitimacy on the part of Gaddafi's regime. (wikipedia.org)
  • Niger
  • The Hausa Kingdoms were a collection of states started by the Hausa people, situated between the Niger River and Lake Chad. (wikipedia.org)
  • October - End of Far Eastern Republic February 28 - Independence of Egypt from the United Kingdom October 13 - Treaty of Kars: Turkey relinquishes claims to Armenia Turkey gains the area around Kars and southern Achara October 13 - Niger established as a separate colony October 12 - Upper Silesia divided between Poland and Germany September 18 - Short-lived and unrecognized Rif Republic declared in Spanish Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • diplomatic
  • The first interview which appeared in the Sunday Mail seemed to be less rehearsed while the second one which appeared on the state controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) television seemed to be a bit more cautious and diplomatic particularly with regards to his counterpart political parties in the inclusive government. (africanarguments.org)
  • Libyan
  • As the war entered its momentous final days, the last remaining stronghold of government loyalists was the city of Sirte, which Gaddafi declared to be the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya's new capital after the fall of Tripoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • African Union - The Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping said the AU was in contact with the Libyan government and that it condemned the crackdown against protesters. (wikipedia.org)
  • implement
  • Oxfam welcomed a groundbreaking new report on access to medicines published today by a High Level Panel of the United Nations and called for the UN to work with governments to implement its recommendations without delay. (oxfam.org)
  • Tunisia
  • In the weeks following the uprisings that brought about regime change in Tunisia and Egypt several local social commentators predicted that in the not too distant future the South African government might face similar expressions of popular disenchantment. (africanarguments.org)
  • openly
  • Though the Treatment Action Campaign openly clashed with the government led by then ANC President, Thabo Mbeki, and adopted a number of activist strategies including illegal importation of ARV's, occupying government offices, or calling for the arrest of the ministers of trade and industry as well as health, nonetheless Achmat was still very much ANC. (africafocus.org)
  • I personally cautioned members of CCM to brace themselves for sweeping changes the new constitution would bring, and openly supported the three-government union structure which had been proposed in the draft constitution. (africanarguments.org)
  • mainly
  • The Sahara is mainly rocky hamada (stone plateaus), Ergs (sand seas - large areas covered with sand dunes) form only a minor part, but many of the sand dunes are over 180 metres (590 ft) high. (wikipedia.org)
  • effectively
  • As NTC forces encircled Tripoli, effectively cutting it off, an anonymous Russian diplomat stated that Russia was "deeply disturbed" by the NATO campaign, referring to "the destruction of infrastructure and especially power supplies on territory controlled by the government. (wikipedia.org)
  • He has recently found it increasingly difficult to pass legislation which will enable oil and gas companies to operate effectively in the country. (africanarguments.org)
  • countries
  • Many countries, particularly in Western Europe, reduced their voting ages to 18 years during the 1970s, starting with the United Kingdom (1970), with the United States (26th Amendment) (1971), Canada, Australia (1974), France and others following soon afterwards. (wikipedia.org)
  • national
  • The Lusaka Protocol was signed at a moment when the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) rebels were in a weakened position and wanted to stop its territorial loses to the government. (africafocus.org)
  • and the role of various individuals and groups-including merchants, planters, bureaucrats, and colonial, national, and imperial governments, and slaves themselves-in retarding or accelerating the process. (blogspot.com)
  • The first formal abolition of slavery in the Western Hemisphere came not from a national government but from state legislatures in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states of the not-yet-independent United States of America. (blogspot.com)
  • How will national governments address their already faulty taxation systems, and make public their regional spending priorities? (africanarguments.org)
  • support
  • These economic migrants fall outside the mandates of the support structures offered by governments and non-governmental organisations for refugees. (wikipedia.org)
  • But the Greek government, with the support of other EU leaders, can change this. (oxfam.org)
  • French
  • It is a good sign that the European Commission pursues its efforts to put an end to damaging tax deals despite the criticism it faced following the Apple ruling, Oxfam says in reaction to a new state aid investigation into French energy company Engie. (oxfam.org)
  • The choice was made to develop a completely new design for the helicopter, work began in 1963 with backing from the French government. (wikipedia.org)
  • May 27 - Rif Republic is dissolved by Spanish and French occupation forces in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • constitution
  • The policy was set in motion by a Government announcement on 14 March, and a bill proposing an amendment to the Constitution was presented to the legislature on 2 May. (wikipedia.org)
  • Union
  • In 1866, at the age of 19, Edison moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where, as an employee of Western Union, he worked the Associated Press bureau news wire. (blogspot.com)
  • African
  • Panhard's initial licensing contract with the South African government extended to the local assembly or manufacture of up to 1,000 AMLs. (wikipedia.org)
  • African pluvial periods are associated with a "wet Sahara" phase during which larger lakes and more rivers existed. (wikipedia.org)
  • They also rejected a no-fly zone and any intervention by Western powers, but supported an "African solution" of reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kikwete's aides however, still believe that he stands a chance of winning the Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize, which is awarded to an African Head of State who has, in the last 5 years, voluntarily given up power (as well as having a good record in government). (africanarguments.org)
  • Ask any South African to name his or her main social concerns and it would be no surprise if poverty, unemployment and job creation, service delivery, crime and graft (at all levels of government) top their lists. (africanarguments.org)
  • Country
  • The president's team now seems to link everything taking place in government currently to the Big Results Now (BRN) initiative - an idea borrowed from Malaysia - geared towards transforming the country from low to middle income status. (africanarguments.org)
  • media
  • According to Xinhua News Agency, Gaddafi spokesman Moussa Ibrahim claimed that Zawiya and Brega was under full control of the Gaddafi loyalists, denying rebel, NATO and mainstream media reports to the contrary. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. (wikipedia.org)
  • According
  • According to the botanical criteria of Frank White and geographer Robert Capot-Rey, the northern limit of the Sahara corresponds to the northern limit of date palm cultivation and the southern limit of the range of esparto, a grass typical of the Mediterranean climate portion of the Maghreb and Iberia. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to climatic criteria, the southern limit of the Sahara corresponds to the 150 mm (5.9 in) isohyet of annual precipitation (this is a long-term average, since precipitation varies annually). (wikipedia.org)
  • trade
  • Far more consequential for the eventual abolition of slavery in the Western Hemisphere was the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade passed by the British parliament in 1807, and put into effect in 1808, outlawing the transatlantic slave trade. (blogspot.com)
  • less
  • If all areas with a mean annual precipitation of less than 250 mm were included, the Sahara would be 11 million square kilometres (4,200,000 sq mi). (wikipedia.org)
  • The U.S. government passed less sweeping legislation in 1808 banning further import of slaves. (blogspot.com)
  • site
  • In the wide-ranging interview, below, conducted by Cape Town news site, GroundUp, Achmat breaks down why he won't vote for the ANC anymore. (africafocus.org)
  • place
  • As a backdrop to the protocol, a Security Council embargo on arms and oil transfers to UNITA had been in place since 1993, while both the government and UNITA had agreed to halt new arms acquisitions as part of the accords. (africafocus.org)
  • largest
  • Pioneer Foods' largest shareholder is Zeder, the agribusiness investment arm of PSG Konsult Group, a private financial services company. (africafocus.org)
  • people
  • https://ca.news.yahoo.com/alberta-survive-zombie-apocalypse-123000537.html Many organizations use 'zombie outbreak' as a hypothetical event to see how ready people are to survive more realistic. (yahoo.com)
  • The government estimates that the current unemployment figures to be are around 25 percent, i.e. counting people who are unemployed but are still looking for jobs. (africanarguments.org)
  • vote
  • Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion received approval to form a new coalition government, with the Knesset approving a vote of confidence, 63-46. (wikipedia.org)
  • order
  • World Bank policies require the Government of Ghana to privatise water in order to gain access to external assistance and soft loans. (africafocus.org)