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24/7 Africa News Coverage
June 29, 2017
TERROR WARS
Egyptian warplanes hit arms convoy from Libya: army



Cairo (AFP) June 27, 2017
Egyptian warplanes struck a convoy of 12 vehicles about to be driven across the border from Libya carrying weapons and ammunition, the military said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement that it had acted on "intelligence indicating a number of criminal elements had gathered to cross the border into Egypt using a number of four-wheel-drive vehicles". An official in the armed forces told AFP the vehicles had been on the move from Libya. Air force units found "the hostile targets, confi ... read more

WOOD PILE
Iconic New Zealand Christmas tree has Australian roots
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The iconic New Zealand Christmas tree is known for its bright red flowers and ability to grow among rocky outcroppings along ridges and cliffs. Newly discovered fossils suggest the evolutionary origins of the tree and its relatives lie in Australia. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Washington (AFP) June 27, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, listing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug
Nairobi (AFP) June 28, 2017
The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unitaid said Wednesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Momentum building for LNG sector offshore Mozambique
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The oil and gas division of General Electric said Tuesday it entrenched itself in the emerging natural gas sector in Mozambique with new supply contracts. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX, a leading global solar developer based in Germany, and Gentec EPC, a pioneer in the Nigerian energy industry and distributor of Cummins gas generators in Nigeria, have formed a joint ventu ... more
SUPERPOWERS
In blow to Britain, UN votes to seek legal opinion on Chagos fate
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 22, 2017
In a diplomatic blow to Britain, the United Nations voted Thursday to ask the International Court of Justice to rule on the fate of the British-ruled Chagos islands, which host an important military base. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Mali relaunches beleagured peace process
Bamako (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays, they told AFP Saturday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Cotonou (AFP) June 18, 2017
In Benin's economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Rosneft aims to export Egyptian natural gas
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Russian energy company Rosneft is expected to start exporting natural gas from an Egyptian field considered to be among the world's largest. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique
Harare (AFP) June 22, 2017
The animals won't travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa's largest ever wildlife transfers. ... more


Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

OIL AND GAS
Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay
Bodo, Nigeria (AFP) June 22, 2017
Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
The Somali people of Ethiopia's southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells and forced hundreds of thousands into camps: sima, which means "equalised". ... more
ABOUT US
World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 21, 2017
The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report said Wednesday. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Fighting broke out Tuesday in the Central African Republic, with at least one person killed and scores wounded, dashing hopes for stability the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal. ... more



Fighting a destructive crop disease with mathematics
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
An international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) arises from the interaction of two viruses: maize chlorotic mottle virus (MSMV) and a virus from a group named potyviruses, often sugarcane mosaic v ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Lake harvests are likely more fruitful than we knew
Shanghai (AFP) June 28, 2017
ChemChina completes $43 bn takeover of Syngenta
Chicago (AFP) June 23, 2017
Jury awards $218 mn to farmers in Syngenta GMO corn lawsuit
Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study
Paris (AFP) June 26, 2017
Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday. The findings add to growing concern among scientists that the global watermark is climbing more rapidly than forecast only a few years ago, with potentially dev ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Small scale, big improvements
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Seagull carried out an autonomous end-to-end unmanned Mine Counter Measure mission
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Could this strategy bring high-speed communications to the deep sea?
US mayors bypass Trump to back Paris climate goals
Brussels (AFP) June 27, 2017
President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord has triggered a bipartisan push from US mayors to stick to the emissions cuts Washington had pledged to hit, the mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday. Mayor Kasim Reed said he was sending a signal of "optimism, passion and action" on fighting climate change to mayors worldwide despite the pullout Trump announced this month. ... more
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula. The study ... more
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on fuel
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to cropland. This conversion, also called indirect land use change, can have large-scale environmental consequences, including releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere. To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use ch ... more
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn better used as food than biofuel
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Ex-bosses to go on trial over Fukushima disaster
Tokyo (AFP) June 28, 2017
Three former executives at Fukushima's operator stand trial this week on the only criminal charges laid in the 2011 disaster, as thousands remain unable to return to homes near the shuttered nuclear plant. The hearing on Friday comes more than a year after ex-Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, and former vice presidents Sakae Muto, 66, and Ichiro Takekuro, 71, we ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
Ithaca NY (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
New landslide hits China disaster area
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Momentum building for LNG sector offshore Mozambique
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The oil and gas division of General Electric said Tuesday it entrenched itself in the emerging natural gas sector in Mozambique with new supply contracts. GE Oil & Gas signed two five-year contracts with a regional subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni to provide equipment for offshore developments tied to Mozambique's gas assets. "As the only subsea production systems supplie ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Gas potential off the coast of Indonesia under review
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Safety issues uncovered at North Sea field
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
New oil production starts in the North Sea
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China to meet growth targets, says Li
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China regulator inspects loans to major firms: Wanda
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
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Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Southeast Asian drug cartels are diversifying the narcotics they produce, the UN's crime agency warned Wednesday, with more than 160 new highs hitting the market in the last eight years. The Golden Triangle - where Laos, southern China, Thailand and Myanmar intersect - is the world's second largest drug producer after Latin America. It is notorious for churning out heroin and methamphe ... more
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Yellowstone grizzly bear removed from endangered list
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
Grizzly bears native to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area are being removed from the endangered species list, the US government said Thursday, calling efforts to replenish the population a major success. Conservation groups were however quick to criticize the move, saying dropping federal protections would again put grizzly bears at risk. The grizzly bear was first place ... more
Oxford UK (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
City rats: Why scientists are not hot on their tails
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Panda conservation offers broad ecological benefits, research shows
East Lansing MI (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Bacterial organizational complexities revealed
Under US pressure, UN agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 29, 2017
A deal on cutting nearly $600 million from the UN peacekeeping budget was reached Wednesday following weeks of negotiations over US demands for sharp cost reductions, UN diplomats said. Under the deal reached by a General Assembly budget committee, the United Nations will spend $7.3 billion on peacekeeping in the coming year, down from the current $7.87 billion - roughly a seven percent cut ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2017
Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
Provocateur Ai Weiwei taunts US with activist piece
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China protests alleged Indian border incursion
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, "The witness shouted during the trial." This latest research led by CMU's Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to "mind read." The findings indicate that the mind's building blocks for constructing complex though ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
New research suggests problematic memories could be deleted
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
New research could help humans see what nature hides
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Humans lived year round in the Andean highlands 7,000 years ago
Egyptian warplanes hit arms convoy from Libya: army
Cairo (AFP) June 27, 2017
Egyptian warplanes struck a convoy of 12 vehicles about to be driven across the border from Libya carrying weapons and ammunition, the military said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement that it had acted on "intelligence indicating a number of criminal elements had gathered to cross the border into Egypt using a number of four-wheel-drive vehicles". An official in the armed force ... more
Sanaa (AFP) June 28, 2017
Yemeni troops killed in suspected Qaeda attack: army
Prague (AFP) June 28, 2017
Czech law to allow civilians to shoot during terrorist attacks
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 25, 2017
Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city
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Thousands protest logging in Poland's ancient forest
Warsaw (AFP) June 24, 2017
Thousands demonstrated in Warsaw on Saturday demanding an end to large-scale logging in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest, just days after the enviroment minister called for it to be stripped of protected UNESCO status. Bialowieza, straddling Poland's eastern border with Belarus, includes one of the largest surviving parts of the primeval forest that covered the European plain 10,000 years ... more
Ottawa (AFP) June 27, 2017
US imposes second round of tariffs on Canadian lumber
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Iconic New Zealand Christmas tree has Australian roots
Warsaw (AFP) June 21, 2017
Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Arete Associates is being awarded a $8.5 million contract for the production of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis subassemblies. The contract will provide the AN/DVS-1 COBRA for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures role, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The work will be conducted in Tuscon, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by Dec ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Australia's aviation training ship sails to home port
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
China launches first Type 055 destroyer
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
Huntington Ingalls awarded contract for Flight III destroyers


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