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October 21, 2014
US drone crashes at Niger airport
Niamey (AFP) Oct 20, 2014
A US drone crash-landed at Niger's main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours. The "hard landing" of the unarmed MQ-9 Reaper aircraft damaged the runway at Diori Hamani International airport in the Niger capital Niamey, but no injuries were reported, according to a statement from the US Air Forces in Europe and Africa public affairs directorate. "The US government is working closely with the government of Niger to secure the ... read more
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All in a flap: Seychelles fears foreign bird invader
It was just a feather: but in the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, the discovery of parakeet plumage has put environmentalists in a flutter, with a foreign invading bird threatening the national parrot. ... more

'Every nation' must help in fight against Ebola: Liberia
Liberia's president has made an impassioned plea for all nations to commit to the fight against Ebola ahead of a meeting by EU foreign ministers Monday, under pressure to scale up their response to the escalating epidemic. ... more

Libyan operations give production boost to OMV
Austrian energy company OMV said Monday its quarterly production was boosted by the resumption of operations in war-torn Libya. ... more
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Tamar partners intent on selling Israeli gas to Egypt
The partnership in control of one of the largest natural gas basins off the coast of Israel announced their intention to sign an export deal with Egypt. ... more


No single explanation for biodiversity in Madagascar
No single "one-size-fits-all" model can explain how biodiversity hotspots come to be, finds a study of more than 700 species of reptiles and amphibians on the African island of Madagascar. By ... more
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Nigeria tries 59 soldiers on mutiny charges
Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers appeared before a military tribunal on Wednesday charged with mutiny and conspiracy to commit mutiny over claims that they refused to fight Boko Haram militants. ... more

Horn free: Lagos tries to tackle noise pollution
Nigeria's chaotic megacity Lagos on Wednesday sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
EIA: North Dakota close to goals for curbing flared gas

Seeking 'absolute zero', copper cube gets chillingly close

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Tritium targets Europe for its EV fast charger

Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs

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Nuclear help for faster Ebola diagnosis
The UN nuclear agency said Tuesday that it will provide specialised equipment to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak to help faster diagnosis. ... more

Gas find puts reserves above 20 tcf mark for Statoil
A new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania puts the total amount of reserves there at 21 trillion cubic feet, Norwegian energy company Statoil said Tuesday. ... more

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement
Paris and Pretoria signed Tuesday an agreement which could open the way for French nuclear giant Areva to bid to build eight nuclear reactors in South Africa worth up to $50 billion (39.5 billion euros). ... more
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Zooming in on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The European Space Agency (ESA) has posted new and impressive images of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on the Rosetta blog. The images were returned by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, which arrived a ... more

Travel warnings, Jihadists, changing French holiday plans
With France's autumn school holiday approaching, a time when many leave to soak up foreign sun, travel companies are complaining that bookings are in free-fall after the beheading of a Frenchman in Algeria. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials


Zimbabwe signs $1.5 bn power deal with China's Sinohydro
Energy-starved Zimbabwe signed a $1.5 billion (1.2-billion-euro) deal with China's Sinohydro on Friday for a project to boost power generation at the Hwange coal-fired power station. ... more

2 dead in Algeria military plane crash
An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said. ... more

Burundi opposition under threat as elections approach
Arrests, harassment, a clampdown on free speech: with less than a year before elections in Burundi, critics say the government is doing all it can clamp down on political challengers. ... more

Sri Lanka faces EU fish export ban
The European Union moved Tuesday to ban Sri Lanka from selling its seafood to the massive EU market in a bid to stop illegal fishing by the second biggest exporter to the bloc. ... more

Mozambique's Frelimo accused of timber smuggling to fund vote drive
Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party boosted campaign funds for upcoming elections by smuggling timber to Chinese buyers, a local watchdog has charged. ... more
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Cameroon vows to 'totally wipe out' Boko Haram after hostages' release
Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Monday vowed his government would go after the Islamist group Boko Haram "until it's totally wiped out". ... more

Preliminary Ebola tests come back positive for Dallas healthcare worker
A second Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, as preliminary tests for the deadly disease have come back positive for a healthcare worker in Dallas who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. ... more
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Six UN peacekeepers injured in C. Africa


27 Chinese and local hostages released in Cameroon: govt


Nobel Peace Prize: Russia and Tunisia on long candidate list


Egypt forces kill top jihadist in Sinai


Tullow Oil upbeat on prospects for oil offshore Gabon


S.Africa to ink nuclear pact with France


Egypt raises over 8 bln USD for new canal project


Saab taps South African subsidiary for Gripen E work


Malaysia's Sime Darby to acquire PNG palm oil leader


Dhlakama: Mozambique's comeback kid rides election wave

Libya PM says Egypt will help train army

Britain sends 750 military personnel to combat Ebola

Dalai Lama marks Nobel anniversary as Western support wanes

US troops in Africa could stay a year in Ebola mission

West Africa finetunes multi-national force to fight Boko Haram

Cairn announces major oil find offshore Senegal

BG Group said Cairo paid off small portion of debt

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Egypt pays $1.4 billion to foreign oil and gas companies

Study shows how chimpanzees share skills

1,400 US troops soon headed to Liberia for Ebola mission

Tunisian youths at forefront of Syria jihad

Laureate says Nobel summit axed after Dalai Lama row

US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations

Companies scrambling to tap into Algerian oil and gas

'Umbrella Revolution' risks cold shower for HK business

SAfrica denies corruption in Russia nuclear plant pact

Obama maintains child soldier sanctions against Myanmar

Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy: minister

Climate program will protect 9 million hectares of Congo forest

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