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May 24, 2015
Africa balks at UN small arms measure
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 22, 2015
African countries along with China, Russia and Venezuela refused on Friday to back a UN resolution on curbing the spread of small arms, but it was still adopted after much wrangling. Six countries abstained from the vote at the 15-member Security Council, but the resolution still garnered the required nine votes for adoption. Angola, Chad and Nigeria argued that the resolution did not specifically include language barring arms deliveries to "non-state actors", a term opposed by Britain, France a ... read more
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Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued
Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold. ... more

Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000
A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species. ... more

New Burundi defence minister demands army 'cohesion' after coup bid
Burundi's defence minister has called for army unity after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded soldiers hiding "rejoin their units." ... more
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OMV unsure about Yemen, Libya
Production of natural reserves in Libya and Yemen may be shuttered for the rest of the year because of ongoing violence, Austrian energy company OMV said. ... more


South Sudan army seizes key rebel enclave: minister
South Sudan's army has captured a key rebel enclave in the northern battleground state of Unity, the information minister said Wednesday, after an almost month-long assault marred by accusations of rampant human rights abuses. ... more
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Rubber plantation brings both work and worries to Gabon
When one of the world's biggest traders of agricultural commodities went to Gabon's government with a multi-million-dollar plan to produce rubber, the authorities jumped at the chance to diversify an oil-dependent economy. ... more

Singapore nets biggest ivory seizure in decade
Singapore authorities seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade Tuesday, with the haul from Kenya worth an estimated Sg$8 million ($6 million). ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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A bucketful of new Eugenia plant species from Madagascar
The spigot for plant discoveries in Madagascar continues to flow steadily, with no signs of slowing down in the near future. "The number of new plant species from Madagascar continues to be amazingl ... more

S.Africa aims to select nuclear power partner this year
South Africa intends to select this year an international partner to build a series of nuclear power reactors that would end the regular electricity blackouts that have hobbled economic growth, the energy minister told parliament Tuesday. ... more

Coup leader's deputy says Burundi putsch has failed
The attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has failed, a deputy coup leader told AFP on Thursday. ... more
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S.Sudan army advances as UN warns over 650,000 at risk
South Sudan's army is advancing on a key rebel enclave, a spokesman said Monday, as UN and aid agencies warned fighting had cut hundreds of thousands of civilians off from "life-saving aid". ... more

Fear and confusion follows night of violence in Burundi
Residents of Bujumbura cowered at home as rival armed troops were out in force in the city's streets on Thursday, the day after an attempted coup plunged Burundi deeper into crisis. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Europeans eye joint development of UAV

ISRO to launch first indigenous multi-object tracking radar in next 3 months

Failure is not an option for Russian space industry

A Tough Three Weeks in Space for Russia

New Russian Super Aircraft Carrier 'Storm' to Reform Russian Navy

X-37B Mysteries Continue

Britain's commercial space project delayed due to Russian rocket failure


Africa: 'the next China' for contemporary art
Giles Peppiatt, from Bonhams in London, had good reason to make the trip to Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, for the auction house's next sale of African art - a glut of potential buyers. ... more

Nine killed in Boko Haram clash in NE Nigeria: sources
At least three soldiers, six vigilantes and dozens of Boko Haram insurgents have been killed during clashes in the restive northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, sources said on Thursday. ... more

Mali government signs peace deal in absence of rebels
Mali's government and several armed groups signed a peace accord Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but missing the crucial backing of the main Tuareg-led rebel groups. ... more

Cyberattacks targeting oil sector: researchers
A series of cyberattacks has been targeting the oil and gas sector in what appears to be an effective variant of the so-called Nigerian email scam, security researchers said Monday. ... more

Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
If a farmer's goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how's the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan ... more
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Origins and future of Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin
Geoscientists have, for the first time, discovered the origins of Australia's two largest basins: Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin. The research also implies that in 30 million years' time bot ... more

US delivers Humvees, patrol boat to Tunisia
The United States announced on Thursday the delivery of 52 Humvee military vehicles and a patrol boat to help Tunisia counter jihadist violence and ward off the insecurity of neighbouring Libya. ... more
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UN urges action against spread of small arms


Iran should send aid ship to Djibouti, not Yemen: US


Algeria army kills two armed Islamists: ministry


Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up


'Two Cameroon soldiers killed' fighting Boko Haram near Nigeria


China willing to do more in Horn of Africa: Beijing


Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade


Malawi arrests ex-army chief over corruption


Kenya gets forensic lab to help fight wildlife crime


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Russian Telescope Captures Burning Up Progress Spacecraft

Marathon: Libyan uncertainty remains

Zimbabwe vows to export elephants despite criticism

Nigeria military claims rescue of another 25 Boko Haram hostages

Sudan military shoots down 'aerial target' near capital: army

Simulating seasons

Meningitis epidemic kills more than 250 in Niger

More oil on tap for OPEC member Angola

French Mideast policy helped Rafale jet sales

Troops kill 28 suspected militants in central Nigeria: military

Botswana's marauding elephants trigger hunting ban debate

Congo destroys illegal ivory as wildlife summit begins

Shell agrees to start clean up of 2008 Niger Delta oil spill

Egyptian Space Authority Denies Losing Control of EgyptSat Two Satellite

France's Dassault poised to ink fighter jet deal with Qatar

Geothermal energy, aluto volcano, and Ethiopia's rift valley

DR Congo grants amnesty to hundreds of M23 rebels

Production edges up for Statoil

Niger says 46 soldiers, 28 civilians killed in weekend Boko Haram attack

PLZ-Swidnik supplies helos to Uganda

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