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July 27, 2016
NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Africa
Niamey, Niger (SPX) Jul 19, 2016
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today. SERVIR-West Africa, based in Niamey, Niger, is one of four NASA-USAID sponsored centers operating in developing regions of the world. This SERVIR center is the newest facility for a growing global community of scientists and decision-makers who are ... read more

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Germany's U.N. peacekeepers to use Heron 1 drones
Airbus Defense and Space is to provide surveillance drones to the German military for use in their deployment to Mali as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission. ... more

US, Senegal troops wind up first-ever emergency exercise
Some 400 US and Senegalese troops on Tuesday wound up an unprecedented joint training exercise aimed at preparing for a possible emergency deployment of American troops in Africa. ... more

Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops
The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday. ... more
24/7 News Coverage


World Bank freezes funds for DR Congo dam project
The World Bank has frozen funding for a massive dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the government altered plans for the project. ... more


Tide turns against Liberia's biggest slum
The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Market uncertainty drags oil prices lower
Pessimism about the market's trajectory combined with violence in Nigeria, an OPEC member, sent crude oil prices lower in early Monday trading. ... more

Five missing soldiers found in Nigeria: army
Five of the 19 soldiers who went missing after an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents Nigeria's volatile northeast have been found, the army has said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
An accelerated pipeline to open materials research

Mapping electromagnetic waveforms

Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

Harvesting water from air with less energy

New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures

Garnet-type fast ionic conductor for all-solid-state lithium battery

Biggest Little Self-Assembling Protein Nanostructures Created


Terror attacks a growing economic threat: G20 ministers
Increasingly frequent terrorist attacks are becoming a growing threat to the global economy, finance chiefs from the world's leading economies said Sunday. ... more

Libya armed groups urge fight against French troops
Armed groups including Islamists have urged Libyans to mobilise against French and other foreign troops deployed in the country, denouncing their presence as a "blatant aggression". ... more

Polish millionaire seized in SSudan arms bust, say Spanish police
Spanish police said Saturday they had arrested a Polish millionaire suspected of masterminding a ring that smuggled assault rifles and heavy weapons into South Sudan. ... more
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Mali opens terrorism inquiry after 17 soldiers killed
Mali's justice ministry announced Thursday it had opened an investigation into the deaths of 17 soldiers killed in an attack on their base, as Malians observed the first of three days of mourning. ... more

Science analyzes rare rapport between birds, people
For generations, people in Africa have partnered with wild birds called honeyguides to find bees' nests and honey, and scientists said Thursday they have analyzed this rare rapport for the first time. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India Set to Test Domestically-Produced Scramjet Engine in Third Quarter

N. Korea says any further nuclear test depends on US

SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

US tells Beijing sea patrols will continue: official

China builds massive seaplane: state media

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

CACI International to support U.S. Cyber Command


Oil Search drops efforts in Papua New Guinea gas
Oil Search Ltd. said it wouldn't counter an offer made for a rival tied to liquefied natural gas assets in Papua New Guinea following a bidding war. ... more

Libya unity govt condemns French military presence
Libya's UN-backed government on Wednesday criticised the presence of French troops in the chaos-wracked country, as President Francois Hollande confirmed France has soldiers there after three died. ... more

Total assessing Exxon bid on Papua New Guinea
French energy company Total said it was taking note of a competing offer for Papua New Guinea gas partner InterOil made by U.S. rival Exxon Mobil. ... more

South Africa's great white sharks face extinction: study
South Africa's great white sharks face the threat of extinction after a rapid decline in numbers caused by trophy hunting, shark nets and pollution, according to a study released Wednesday. ... more

Technological and cultural innovations amongst early humans not sparked by climate change
Environmental records obtained from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape suggest climate may not have been directly linked to cultural and technological innovations of Middle Stone A ... more


Early HIV vaccine results lead to major trial: researchers
Promising results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine have paved the way for a major new study, researchers announced at the International AIDS Conference in Durban on Tuesday. ... more

Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base: ministry
Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali Tuesday in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack". ... more
Space News from
Space... the final frontier

Digging deeper into Mars

The rise of commercial spaceports

Why are there so few large craters on dwarf planet Ceres?

Supermassive and Supersonic - Black Hole Studied with Sardinia Radio Telescope

New detector at South Pole shows early success at neutrino hunting

Chandra Finds Evidence for Violent Stellar Merger

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HIV infections level off at 'worrying' 2.5 mn a year


Egypt blocks UN text backing Turkish government: diplomats


Libya PM-designate urges unity for fractured country


Oil prices mixed on IMF pessimism and supply constraints


AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk


Woodside grabs more Senegalese oil


Militants claim attack on Exxon as Shell shuts Nigerian pipeline


ADB: Gas-rich Papua New Guinea facing declines


Exxon making moves on Papua New Guinea


Floods kill 9 in Sudan's Darfur

Bashir reshuffles senior Sudanese military officials: army

DRCongo to scrap illegal China logging contracts

First Light Image from the MeerKAT Radio Telescope

Zimbabwe farmers benefit from China agricultural technology transfer

Oil prices get lift from Nigerian pipeline attack

Eni confirms attack on Nigerian pipeline

Low uptake of space technology science slows Africa's growth: experts

Niger Delta Avengers strike Chevron infrastructure

The history of human genetic ancestry in Madagascar

Saipem tapped for work in giant gas field offshore Egypt

US reveals death tolls from drone and air strikes

Niger Delta Avengers suspended from Twitter

India's Modi heads to Africa with an eye on China

Solar nano-grids light up homes and businesses in Kenya

New study compares transportation energy efficiency of local and conventional food

Conservation key to curbing emissions from palm oil agriculture in Africa

Rwanda hikes import duties on secondhand clothes

Heavy rains cut off Liberia's main airport

Tullow to get first oil from TEN in weeks

Nigeria's ex-air force chief charged with money laundering

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