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July 29, 2015
Nigeria clash kills 11 Islamists, three militia: sources
Abuja (AFP) July 28, 2015
Three militia fighters and 11 Boko Haram militants have been killed in a clash in a village in northeastern Nigeria, a local resident and a member of the militia fighting alongside the army said Tuesday. News of the clash came as Nigeria's military spokesman told AFP a new regional force tasked with fighting the jihadists should go into action very soon, though he did not specify when for tactical reasons. "On Monday afternoon around 2:00 pm (1300 GMT), Boko Haram gunmen on motorcycles attacked ... read more
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Shebab kill at least six in Mogadishu hotel car bombing
Somalia's Shebab insurgents killed at least six people Sunday in a huge car bomb attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu that is also home to several diplomatic missions, officials and witnesses said, with the death toll expected to rise. ... more

French defence minister visits Cairo after warplane deal
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal. ... more

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram
Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast. ... more
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Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land
Even before the bulldozers arrived life was tough for John Muyiisa, scratching a living from a rented farm on Lake Victoria's Kalangala island. ... more


South Sudan mediators propose war crimes court
Negotiators have proposed establishing a court to try possible genocide and war crimes in South Sudan, in the latest power-sharing peace proposal hoped to end a 19-month civil war. ... more
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juwi's PV plant in SAfrica will produce at 6 Eurocent per kwh
The 1-hectare ground-mounted Solar System will be erected at the Pretoria campus of Technology Think Tank CSIR / Construction has already started / Grid connection is scheduled for end of August ... more

Zimbabwe company inks $1.1bn thermal power deal with China
A Zimbabwean company on Thursday signed a $1.1 billion agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant, a move expected to ease power cuts in the country. ... more
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Burkina Faso on a tightrope ahead of key polls
A serious clash between Burkina Faso's presidential guard and the prime minister has left the west African nation on a political tightrope three months ahead of a key presidential election. ... more

Eni reinvigorated by Egyptian gas potential
Italian energy company Eni said it was strengthening its commitment to Egypt following the discovery of significant gas deposits in the Nile Delta. ... more

Bombing kills four Egyptian soldiers in Sinai
A roadside bomb on Thursday killed four Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is battling Islamic State group loyalists, the military said. ... more
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Satellite imagery reveals Pilanesberg ring dike complex
South Africa is home to many natural wonders, but perhaps its least appreciated is the nation's alkaline ring dike complex in Pilanesberg National Park - the largest and most well preserved in the world. ... more

Nigeria's Buhari says US arms ban aids Boko Haram
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari warned Washington on Wednesday that a US refusal to arm his troops because of "so-called human rights violations" only helps Boko Haram. ... more
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At 83, Belgian strives to realise Congo wildlife dream
"I was already saying I'd go live in the Congo when I was nine or 10," says Willem Boulanger, who after satisfying that dream is embarking at age 83 on another - founding a game reserve near Kolwezi. ... more

New $100 bn BRICS bank opens in China to challenge US-led lenders
A new $100 billion international bank dedicated to the emerging BRICS countries opened in China's commercial hub Shanghai on Tuesday, officials said, as an alternative to other multilateral lenders. ... more

Report: Cuba may get oil help from Angola
Cuba expects to kick start its deepwater oil exploration activity with assistance from Angola's state-run energy company Sonangol, a Cuban official said. ... more

Dassault delivers Rafale fighters to Egypt
Dassault Aviation has delivered the first three of 24 Rafale fighters to Egypt, just five months after Egypt's decision to acquire the aircraft. ... more

France delivers first batch of fighter jets to Egypt
Egypt on Monday took delivery of three Rafale fighter jets from France, the first of 24 warplanes sold in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal earlier this year. ... more
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China held tourists after 'watching Genghis Khan video'
Tourists who were held in China after being accused of looking at "terrorist" materials were detained after they viewed a documentary on Genghis Khan, a spokesman for two members of the group said. ... more

Brakes and hairs from a maiden: The Pteridaceae fern family diversity in Togo
A research team from the University of Lome in Togo provide the first local scientific information on Togolese fern flora. They explored the largest family of the lower vascular plants in the countr ... more
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