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a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter

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The frangipani tree was skeletal during the rainy season but burst into green and pink as soon as harmattan arrived.
Harmattan was inspired by the personal experience of the author, who used to be an aid worker in the Republic of Niger, in sub-Saharan Africa.
Luckily it was the beginning of harmattan, a cooling wind blowing from the desert that lasts for three months and makes nights brisk.
The first, in essence, is pedagogic, presenting what the FAF brings to the fight through the lens of the military action in Libya, code-named Operation Harmattan by the French for the hot, dry winds that blow through the Sahara between November and March.
Thus, the air mass is known variously as the North-East trade winds or the Harmattan (dry season).
an independent Rosneft subsidiary, acquired 30% of ExxonMobil's stake in the Harmattan acreage in the Cardium formation of the Western Canada Basin in Alberta.
Rosneft will receive 30% of the equity in ExxonMobil's share of the La Escalera Ranch project in West Texas, a 30% interest in 20 blocks held by ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico, and 30% of ExxonMobil's stake in the Harmattan acreage in Alberta, Canada.
Words like "Kekiulong," a creature with an unusual life history and fate, "Kekimlikwu", a shrub of medicinal value with a stunted growth; "Ashilisa," traditional bowls fabricated from clay and "likelegedie," which are seasonal birds and forerunners of the harmattan, evoke a cosmogonic traditional Africa world which has shaped the poet and his voice.
Therefore it has become necessary to explore other means of meeting the need of hot water for households, hospitals, schools and industries in this locality especially during the harmattan and peak rainy seasons, through a simple and cheap system (thermosyphon solar water heater) that will run on a free and natural resource, the sun.
Thanks to favourable Harmattan winds and climatic conditions, Ghana's cocoa crop increased by 20% in the last growing season.
1989), in which rainy season is the nearest seasonal equivalent to winter in Nigeria; the other seasons are dry season and harmattan.
The climate, which affects the quality and quantity of the country's water resources, results from the influence of two main wind systems: the moist, relatively cool, monsoon wind which blows from the south-west across the Atlantic Ocean towards the country and brings rainfall, and the hot, dry, dust-laden Harmattan wind which blows from the north-east across the Sahara desert with its accompanying dry weather and dust-laden air.
rhythm as green buds, cracked in the dry harmattan throw dust around.
Apart from the harmattan (a harsh, desiccating weather condition brought by the Northeast Trade Wind) period, between December and February, relatively serious biting activity seemed to occur all the year.
Brisbane, Australia, Feb 8, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - D'Aguilar Gold Limited (ASX:DGR) are extremely pleased to draw the attention of shareholders to last night's announcement by Mt Isa Metals Limited (ASX:MET) regarding a stepchange in its gold exploration interests in Burkina Faso, through the incorporation of a new subsidiary company, Harmattan Gold.