Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
24/7 Africa News Coverage
September 16, 2014
Deal between Romantis and SES will better serve regional VSAT providers
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Sep 16, 2014
Romantis has announced that it will be providing a high-quality gateway solution, Romantis' Universal Hardware Platform (UHP) with all operation modes, on SES' NSS-12 Ku-band beam in East Africa. The gateway solution, offered from SES partner teleport in Djibouti, is well-suited for IP connectivity as well as for customised corporate network services in East Africa and can be used by local VNOs. The powerful, state-of-the-art NSS-12 satellite provides comprehensive and robust coverage over t ... read more
Previous Issues Sep 15 Sep 12 Sep 11 Sep 10 Sep 09

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position
A warplane carried out an air raid Monday on a military base in western Libya held by anti-government militias, in an attack claimed by renegade former general Khalifa Haftar. ... more

Kerry in Cairo to drum up support for 'war' on jihadists
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday Egypt was on the frontline against "terrorism" after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria. ... more

UN officially takes over peacekeeping operations in C. Africa
A new UN mission on Monday officially took charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic, with the tough task of ending ethnic and religious bloodshed there and helping bring back stability. ... more
24/7 News Coverage


14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa
Fourteen Nobel Peace laureates urged South Africa to grant the Dalai Lama a visa Monday, after Chinese complaints apparently scuppered a trip by the Tibetan spiritual leader to the "Rainbow Nation". ... more


Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts
President Barack Obama will meet leading US medical experts next week as he considers how to follow through on his pledge to step up aid to Africa over the Ebola epidemic. ... more

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Mozambique rebel leader to hit the campaign trail
Days after coming out of hiding to sign a peace deal with the government, Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama said he was ready to start campaigning for October presidential elections. ... more

In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis
The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said Thursday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Moventas to service two turbines in Eesti Energia's Aulepa wind park

Businesses go solar to save millions

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

New Family of Materials for Energy-Efficient Information Storage and Processing

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array

Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year


Study ties groundwater to human evolution
Our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution o ... more

Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation
A string of arrests of prominent Rwandan military figures, some of them close to the central African nation's inner circle of power, has prompted speculation of a major political crisis. ... more

Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring
Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Egyptian art offers clues to mammalian extinctions through history
Some six millennia ago, 37 species of large-bodied mammals roamed the deserts and river valleys of modern Egypt. Today, there are only eight. And as new research shows, ancient Egyptian art has helped tell the story of ecological loss in North Africa. ... more

OPEC: More Libyan crude means lower oil prices
More barrels of oil on the global market in part because of Libya are keeping oil prices lower, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

Raytheon announces full-rate production of Talon rocket

Lockheed Martin partners with Saudi firm for Sniper ATP support facility

Work starts on new patrol vessel for Singapore

Renegade claims jet raid on Libya militia position


Hard times for 'red gold' divers in Morocco's El Dorado
Harvesting mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Attibari Lemkhanter worries that the plant known locally as "red gold" is becoming increasingly scarce. ... more

Deep water fundamental part of Shell's future
Deep water oil reserves are part of a fundamental growth area for Royal Dutch Shell, the company said after starting a Gulf of Mexico project. ... more

Robots do battle over Mars exploration
Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet. ... more

Italian shipbuilder hands over new vessel to Algerian Navy
Italy's Orizzonte Sistemi Navali has delivered a landing platform dock ship to the Navy of Algeria. ... more

Brazil, Angola sign memo on patrol boats
Brazil is to help Angola build its naval capability through the supply of naval patrol boats and the transfer of technology. ... more


South African game breeders rake in big bucks
When South Africa's deputy president bid on a two million dollar buffalo in 2012, he was criticized for being extravagant in a country suffering from widespread poverty. ... more

Kenya poaching crisis a 'national disaster'
Kenya's government was under renewed pressure Friday to declare a "national disaster" because of the rampant slaughter of elephant and rhino, with two major newspapers dismissing wildlife authority claims that the situation was under control. ... more
Space News from
Astronauts eye China's future space station

Space: China's final tourism frontier

Deal between Romantis and SES will better serve regional VSAT providers

'J' marks the spot for Rosetta's lander

Slovenia expects to launch nanosatellite within 3 years

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

KVH Introduces Affordable Fiber Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications


US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia


Somali's Shebab wounded but dangerous, unpredictable after chief slain


Nigeria's military under fire over Boko Haram response


Somalia's Shebab rebels appoint new leader


Indian Ocean nations in tsunami test next week: UN


Maggot therapy to make a comeback in Kenyan hospitals


Gulfsands, ADX spar over claims to Tunisian energy


Panama, Suez, Nicaragua canal schemes miss trade boat: analysts


South Africa 'refuses' Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit


Possible death of Shebab chief something to celebrate: AU commander

Dalai Lama cancels South Africa trip amid visa row

African troops seize new town from Islamists in Somalia: army

Zimbabwe launches $500-mln power units to ease energy woes

Iraq presses fightback after breaking jihadist siege

Chile fines British-South African copper mine $4.5 million

Boeing Partners with South African Airways to Turn New Tobacco Plant into Jet Fuel

New round of Mali peace talks opens in Algiers

US targets Shebab leader in Somalia air strike

US forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon

A million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN

Statoil announces full return to In Amenas in Algeria

Libyan oil production increasing despite turmoil

BG Group overhauls offshore gas system in Egypt

Amnesty accuses IS of 'systematic ethnic cleansing' in Iraq

US targets Shebab leader in Somalia air strike

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

Mugabe says 'friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe economy

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia: army

Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.