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24/7 Africa News Coverage
August 26, 2016
Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2016
Japan takes its aid show to Africa this weekend, with a huge development conference in Kenya, hoping quality will trump quantity in the battle for influence against cash-rich China. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - fresh from an appearance as Super Mario at the Olympic Games in Rio - will meet with dozens of leaders from across Africa in Nairobi. Officials say the Japanese premier will use the two-day gathering to unveil aid and investment projects, including those related to healthcare. Tokyo ... read more

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Boko Haram's Shekau 'wounded' in air strike: Nigeria
Nigeria's military claimed Tuesday to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an air strike on the Islamist group's forest stronghold. ... more

DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of mining
"In this stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines," says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. ... more

Russia, Egypt to Sign Final Contract to Build Nuclear Plant by Year-End
Egypt plants to finalize the signing of a raft of contracts to build its first nuclear power plant by the end of this year, the nation's President Abdel Fattah Sisi told newspapers. The 1,000- ... more
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Analyst: Oil near $50 not good for a freeze
The price point for crude oil that would likely trigger action from major oil producers is around $35 per barrel, a Swiss-based market research group said ... more


An elephant in the room offshore Senegal
Further analysis of an oil field offshore Senegal confirms it may be an elephant, one with more than 100 million barrels of oil, Africa-focused FAR Ltd. said. ... more

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

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US deploys attack helicopters to strike IS in Libya
The United States has begun using attack helicopters to target the Islamic State group in the jihadists' Libyan former stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Tuesday. ... more

Anti-IS forces seize more ground in Libya's Sirte
Fighters of Libya's unity government, backed by US air strikes, have recaptured more ground from jihadists holed up in the centre of the coastal city of Sirte, loyalist forces said Monday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New electrical energy storage material shows its power

Science set to upstage fiction with Fantastic Voyage

New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

Biochemists describe light-driven conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel

Bio-inspired tire design: Where the rubber meets the road

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Giving eCar drivers more miles per minute of charging


Niger Delta Avengers consider de-escalating conflict
The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group tied to production problems in OPEC-member Nigeria, said it was open to some form of collective negotiations. ... more

New research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles
A team of psychologists, kinesiologists and archaeologists at Indiana University and elsewhere are throwing new light on a longstanding archaeological mystery: the purpose of a large number of spher ... more

NATO allies welcome Libyan progress
Members of the NATO alliance said they welcomed Libyan investment board actions as a step toward ensuring authority over the nation's oil wealth. ... more
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Nigerian oil output may stay low through 2017
Nigerian crude oil production will likely remain suppressed by militant activity at least through next year, a report from the U.S. government said. ... more

Tropical Storm Fiona forms in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Fiona formed Wednesday afternoon in the middle of the tropical Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters said it poses no threat to coastal areas. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Russia to design super-heavy carrier rocket


Initial agreement reached in Mozambique peace talks
Mozambique's government has agreed to a regional power-sharing deal with the main opposition party Renamo, representatives announced Wednesday, the first deal clinched in ongoing peace talks in Maputo. ... more

Oil now flowing from offshore Ghana
One of the bigger oil projects off the coast of West Africa has started production from a floating facility offshore Ghana, Tullow Oil announced Thursday. ... more

More gorilla than chimp
A new study that for the first time examined the internal anatomy of a fossil human relative's heel bone, or calcaneus, shows greater similarities with gorillas than chimpanzees. The study, ti ... more

Adding milk, meat to diet dramatically improves nutrition for poor in Zambia
Over the past several decades in Zambia, data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations show that there has been a decrease in the per capita consumption of milk, meat, and eg ... more

Aid workers struggle to help homeless in Sudan floods
Aid workers are struggling to get hundreds of tonnes of aid to people made homeless by widespread flooding in Sudan after torrential rains severed a highway and other roads. ... more


Senegal oil continues to impress Cairn Energy
A lower cost of doing business offshore Senegal means operations can gain momentum at the same time that reserve estimates grow, Cairn Energy said. ... more

Drought ravages Lesotho as water is exported to S.Africa
For farmer Mohlakoane Molise, the view of the enormous Katse dam from his smallholding high in the mountains of Lesotho taunts him daily. ... more
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Northrop Grumman to Provide Navigation System for German Satellite

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Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages: officials


Wanted Rwandan warlord's security chief held in DR Congo


Scientists identify world's oldest oceanic crust in Mediterranean


Smiths Detection to help protect Egypt airports


12 dead in Burkina Faso floods


Drought-hit Swaziland imposes four day water cuts


Unprecedented Ethiopia protests far from over: analysts


Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises


NATO allies concerned for Libyan oil


Oil prices move higher after OPEC expects demand to build

US special ops troops in Libya's Sirte: report

Raytheon gets $129 million TOW weapon system contract modification

Mali floods leave 14 dead in a month

S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

Burkina Faso halts massive donkey meat exports to Asia

Chinese workers released after Nigeria kidnap

Moroccan shale output curbed because of 'earth movement'

A Giant Stellar Void in the Milky Way

Libya unity forces prepare 'decisive' assault in IS bastion

Desert elephants pass on knowledge - not mutations - to survive

South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

Nigerian army says 11 troops killed in clashes with bandits

Libyan unity forces fight IS in Sirte

Libyan forces push Sirte advance backed by US strikes

Libyan forces advance in IS bastion as US keeps up air strikes

Raids in Libya's Sirte in US national interest: Obama

New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

'Elephantiasis' virus may boost AIDS risk: study

US launches first anti-IS air raids in Libya's Sirte: PM

China delivers third C28A corvette to Algeria

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