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November 28, 2015
Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip
Nairobi (AFP) Nov 25, 2015
Pope Francis warned poverty fuelled "conflict and terrorism" as he kicked off a landmark first trip to Africa on Wednesday, landing to a rapturous welcome from cheering crowds and traditional dancers. After joyous celebrations in Nairobi where some greeted Francis in traditional feather headdresses, bright clothes, and beads, the 78-year-old pontiff went to Kenya's presidential palace to deliver a more sombre message. "Experience shows that violence, conflict and terrorism feed on fear, mistrust ... read more
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Economy returns to haunt oil prices
Macroeconomic concerns emerged as factors weighing on crude oil prices after tensions surrounding Middle East violence eased in Wednesday trading. ... more

From dung to BMWs at green energy plant in South Africa
Forty minutes east of South Africa's capital Pretoria, amid the lowing of thousands of cows and the strong stink of dung, a small factory has taken on the challenge of turning manure into energy. ... more

Russia, Egypt Sign Deal on Egypt's First Nuclear Power Plant Construction
Russia and Egypt have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom said Thursday. The deal was sig ... more
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Nuclear and renewable: S.Africa's ambitious new energy mix
Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, South Africa is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding the regular power cuts that have hobbled the economy in recent years. ... more


Mali attack probe deepens as siege hotel yields clues
Malian investigators intensified the hunt Sunday for suspects wanted over the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital Bamako, where residents were seeking to return to normal life. ... more

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'Resurrection plants' offer hope as climate turns hostile
As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants". ... more

Pope readies for Africa, riskiest trip of his papacy
Pope Francis heads to Africa this week for the riskiest trip of his papacy, defying danger with an open-topped popemobile and visits to a slum, refugee camp and mosque despite security fears following jihadist attacks. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Ecological extinction explains how turbulence dies


S. Sudan army begins withdrawal from Juba as deadline nears
The South Sudanese army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, said Monday it had begun withdrawing from the capital Juba ahead of a peace deal deadline agreed with the rebels of former deputy president Riek Machar. ... more

Dozens dead in heaviest east Syria strikes since war began
At least 36 people were killed Friday in air strikes by Russian and Syrian jets on Islamic State-controlled Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said, describing them as the heaviest in the region since the start of the war. ... more

Mali in mourning after at least 21 killed in hotel attack
Mali on Saturday began three days of national mourning and declared a state of emergency after a nine-hour siege by jihadist gunmen at a top hotel in the capital left 21 people dead. ... more
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U.S., U.K. help build West African partners' anti-piracy capabilities
U.S. Marines and U.K. Royal Marine Commandos completed their training of West African partner nations in anti-piracy capabilities. ... more

Russia signs deal to build Egypt's first nuclear plant
Russia signed two agreements Thursday to finance and build Egypt's first nuclear power plant, in a televised ceremony attended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ... more
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Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


SES empowers Africa with launch of high-speed customisable broadband service
SES has announced plans at AfricaCom to launch SES Broadband, a flexible and customised high-speed broadband service, in five African countries - South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. ... more

Hundreds of TOW missiles tipped for sale to Morocco
Hundreds of TOW 2A missiles and their launchers have been approved for sale to Morocco by The U.S. State Department. ... more

Turkey driving renewable energy growth in the MENAT region
Ever increasing demand for energy in Turkey is boosting the growth of renewable energy - most notably wind - in the MENAT region. Other significant opportunities for material, component and equipmen ... more

World unites after Islamic State terror but strikes may backfire: experts
The spate of Islamic State terror attacks has brought France and Russia together and raised hopes of a united political effort to resolve the Syria conflict, but experts question the logic of more air strikes. ... more

IS 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded
The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold were reported to have left 33 fighters dead. ... more

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Corruption hampered troops fighting Boko Haram: Nigeria's Buhari
Nigerian troops were denied weapons to fight Boko Haram and thousands of lives were lost because of rampant fraud in the procurement process, President Muhammadu Buhari has alleged. ... more

Benin tackles climate change with sunshine and coconuts
Philomene Ahouansou cooks beans and rice in three giant steel pots by the roadside in Benin's capital, Porto-Novo. It's a scene that's common throughout the country. ... more
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S.Africa and China sign nuclear energy cooperation pact


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Mali jihadist leader denounces peace deal, wants fight against France


Britain ends military support for Ebola fight in West Africa


China's investment in Africa down 40% on year: govt


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UN to send 300 Senegalese troops to Central African Republic

F-15 fighters kill head of IS in Libya: US

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GBissau releases ex-military chief charged over coup bid

East Africa hunger to worsen as El Nino strikes: UN

Kenya army involved in sugar smuggling racket: report

Libya army says 13 security personnel killed by 'terrorists'

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Africa needs energy for growth, leaders say ahead of climate talks

Fiji's crusading police chief quits over army meddling

France strikes IS oil sites in Syria: defence minister

Pardon call as anniversary of Saro-Wiwa's death marked in Nigeria

Top Chinese general visits Djibouti amid base speculation

Over 90,000 hit by Somalia floods: UN

Scanning reveals anomalies in Great Pyramid at Giza

Tanzanian police arrest four Chinese with 11 rhino horns

French anti-jihadist forces seize Mali arms stashes

Liberian teenager awarded kids peace prize

Johannesburg limits water use as drought worsens

Maersk joins African oil explorers

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