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September 30, 2014
Nigeria to launch indigenous satellite by 2018
Lagos (XNA) Sep 26, 2014
Nigeria would design, fabricate, test and launch its indigenous satellite by 2018, Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama, said on Tuesday. The minister disclosed this in Abuja when he inspected facilities at the Obasanjo Space Center of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). The center had the mandate to launch Nigeria's first indigenous satellite by 2018, Bulama told reporters. He described space science and technology program as an important component ... read more
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Suspected Islamic State recruiter held in Spanish custody
A Spanish court Sunday remanded in custody the suspected leader of a militant cell based in north Africa that recruited fighters for the Islamic State jihadists. ... more

Silent march for French slain hostage
Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Herve Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group. ... more

Climate program will protect 9 million hectares of Congo forest
In the midst of the UN Climate Summit His Excellency Minister N'sa Mputu Elima, Minister of Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mike Ko ... more
24/7 News Coverage


Whistleblower phone app seeks to outsmart corruption
Douglas Buule, a teacher at Kiwenda primary, a government school outside Uganda's capital Kampala, has a recurring problem. ... more


C.Africa president calls for lifting UN arms embargo
Central African Republic President Catherine Samba-Panza called Saturday for lifting a UN arms embargo on her country to allow the military forces to be equipped and shore up UN peacekeepers. ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Dana Gas extends legacy in Egypt
Emirati energy company Dana Gas said Monday it was the successful bidder for two onshore license areas in the Nile Delta region onshore Egypt. ... more

Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks
Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems

Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

How things coil

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics


UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic
World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance Thursday as the deadly Ebola virus forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people. ... more

Six Nobel laureates boycott summit over Dalai Lama visa
Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday. ... more

Japan, Mexico to join UN peacekeeping
Japan and Mexico will contribute troops to UN peacekeeping, a top UN official said Friday following a top-level meeting aimed at shoring up blue-helmet missions worldwide. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Boeing unit, Liquid Robotics to collaborate on maritime surveillance
Boeing Defense, Space & Security has signed a teaming agreement with Liquid Robotics for the development of maritime surveillance products and services. ... more

Oil and shipping giants offer $1.5 million to counter Somali pirates
A joint initiative led by leading oil and shipping companies said Thursday they were donating $1.5 million in funds to stem piracy off the coast of Somalia. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company


Jihadists behead Frenchman seized in Algeria
Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online Wednesday, but President Francois Hollande vowed France would not give in to blackmail. ... more

Gunmen kidnap Chinese national in central Nigeria: police
Gunmen kidnapped a Chinese national from his residence in central Nigeria's Kogi state, police said on Wednesday, vowing to track down the attackers and free the hostage. ... more

South Africa says no Russian nuclear reactor deal, yet
South Africa's government on Tuesday said it had not yet awarded Russia a deal worth as much as $50 billion to develop eight nuclear reactors, saying the countries had merely signed a cooperation agreement. ... more

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader
Is he alive or isn't he? Fresh claims have emerged in Nigeria that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or at least someone impersonating him, may be dead - and not for the first time ... more

Australia treating IS kill threat as genuine
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Tuesday said Canberra was treating as genuine a call by the Islamic State group for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, issued after anti-terrorism raids foiled an alleged abduction plot. ... more


Syria Kurds battle jihadist advance as thousands flee
Kurdish militia fought to defend a key border town in northern Syria on Monday after 130,000 terrified residents fled to Turkey to escape an advance by the Islamic State group. ... more

22 elephants poached in Mozambique in two weeks
Poachers slaughtered 22 elephants in Mozambique in the first two weeks of September, environmentalists said Monday, warning that killing for ivory by organised syndicates was being carried out on an "industrialised" scale. ... more
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Chinese Company to Create High-Altitude Space Balloon: Reports

NASA-Funded Rocket Has Six Minutes to Study Solar Heating

Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

NASA Ocean Data Shows 'Climate Dance' of Plankton

China Successfully Orbits Experimental Satellite

Living on the Edge: Rosetta's Lander Philae Is Set to Take the Plunge

Dawn reaches its seventh anniversary


Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends


South Africa in '$50 bn deal' for Russian nuclear reactors


Liberia's women, children bear brunt of Ebola epidemic


U.S., Algeria ties not limited to energy, minister says


Elon Musk gets fresh challenge with space contract


New mine-protected vehicle launched at defense exhibition


Coercion could worsen Ebola epidemic, say experts


Moroccan city outlaws olive trees


Offshore Egypt 'promising,' RWE Dea says


Deal between Romantis and SES will better serve regional VSAT providers

Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas

'Much to be done' for DR Congo to meet peace deal: NGOs

How salt causes buildings to crumble

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

UN officially takes over peacekeeping operations in C. Africa

Kerry in Cairo to drum up support for 'war' on jihadists

In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis

Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts

Mozambique rebel leader to hit the campaign trail

Study ties groundwater to human evolution

Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation

Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring

Egyptian art offers clues to mammalian extinctions through history

OPEC: More Libyan crude means lower oil prices

Hard times for 'red gold' divers in Morocco's El Dorado

Deep water fundamental part of Shell's future

Robots do battle over Mars exploration

Italian shipbuilder hands over new vessel to Algerian Navy

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