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June 29, 2016
Why are UN forces returning control of security to Liberia?
Dakar (AFP) June 28, 2016
After devastating back-to-back civil wars in Liberia, the UN launched a peacekeeping mission in September 2003 to ensure security, rebuild police and military forces from scratch, and disarm rebels. On June 30, the mission known as UNMIL finally hands back security to Liberia's military and police. But have its goals been achieved and why did it take so long? Why did the UN launch a mission? In August 2003 a peace agreement was signed in Liberia that ended the second of two civil wars th ... read more

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India to send atomic experts to Namibia
Namibia's President Hage Geingob and the visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee agreed in principle Thursday that India should send technical atomic energy experts to help with issues affecting ... more

Tanzania debris to be checked for MH370 link
A piece of aircraft debris found off the coast of Tanzania will be examined to see whether it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian officials said Friday. ... more

Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict
Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane. ... more
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Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola
Famous for hosting most endemic bird species in Angola, it comes as no surprise that the Kumbira forest in Angola has recently also revealed great botanical diversity. Remaining understudied for a l ... more


World Bank: Uganda could get rich on oil
Uganda could dramatically overhaul its economy with the right management policies in place by the time oil starts flowing in 2018, the World Bank said. ... more

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

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4,500 migrants rescued in wave of Med crossings
About 4,500 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, averting another potential high seas disaster. ... more

Getting water to refugees in arid Niger; a Herculean task
Getting water day after day to the tens of thousands of refugees stranded in the sweltering desert of Niger due to attacks by Boko Haram Islamists is nothing less than a Herculean task. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Eating air, making fuel

'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals

Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

Next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting thanks to new phosphor

A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells

Explosive renewables development can deliver on Paris

Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce


Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry
In recent years, an ongoing drought has caused a severe power crisis in Zambia. The new analysis "Power crisis and consequences for solar energy in the Zambian mining sector" from the Deutsche Gesel ... more

Libyan government bombs Islamic State positions in Sirte
Libyan pro-government forces targeted the Islamic State group in Sirte with a wave of air strikes Thursday to help pave the way for ground troops to take the jihadists' coastal stronghold. ... more

Incoming OPEC leader says Nigeria returning to normal
Nigerian crude oil production may be on the verge of recovery despite uncertainty surrounding a truce with Niger Delta militants, an official said. ... more
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No US 'grand strategy' in Libya: general
A US general said Tuesday that he did not know if the United States had a particular "grand strategy" in war-torn Libya, where pro-government forces are battling Islamic State jihadists. ... more

Nigerians look east to China for business, opportunity
Emmanuel Iyayi's love of China, its culture and language began early when he watched kung fu films as a child in his native Nigeria. Now 26, that enthusiasm has paid off. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield

EU should do more for its own defence: Mogherini

US destroyer came 'dangerously close' to Russian ship: Moscow

Insitu gets Coast Guard drone contract

Lockheed's Q-53 shows drone tracking capability

Hesco achieves body armor certification

Exide Technologies gets $30.7 million DOD grant


French soldiers in C. Africa face physical abuse probe
Paris prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that French troops beat up, or stood by while others beat up two people in the Central African Republic, a judicial source said Monday. ... more

Improving poor soil with burned up biomass
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have shown that torrefied biomass can improve the quality of poor soil found in arid regions. Published in Scientific Report ... more

700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change
A farming technique practised for centuries by villagers in West Africa, which converts nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland, could be the answer to mitigating climate change and revo ... more

Report: Truce brokered in Nigeria oil fields
Nigerian media reported Tuesday the central government has brokered a 30-day truce with militants waging war on oil installations in the Niger Delta. ... more

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic
DR Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces. ... more


Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack
Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources said Friday. ... more

Offshore Egypt a win for Schlumberger
With pressure on the sector easing, a subsidiary of field services company Schlumberger said it secured a multi-million dollar contract for offshore Egypt. ... more
Space News from
Upgraded "space shuttle bus" aboard new carrier rocket

NASA tests deep space rocket booster ahead of 2018 mission

China committed to peaceful use of outer space

Rocket launch gets China one step closer to own space station

China plans mega rocket for manned lunar missions

China to launch second space lab Tiangong-2 in September

China to launch its largest carrier rocket later this year

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Nigerian truce sends oil prices lower


'New' oil rebels spring from old in Nigeria's delta south


BP moving fast on Egyptian gas


Gabon set to order Nexter UAV and recon robots


Ancient West African soil technique could mitigate climate change


Niger Delta Avengers bombs another pipeline


Benin boosts security over 'terrorist threat' warning


New Gravitational-Wave Finder Scores Again


Oil prices take a beating


UN allows EU to move against Libya arms smuggling

10 dead in Ghana floods

South Africa beefs up local nuclear resources to support energy needs

UN mulls Mali mission as body count mounts

Nigerian oil production at historic low

Light: Information's new friend

Libyan unity forces enter IS bastion

Pentagon 'encouraged' by anti-IS developments in Libya

S.Africa wades into firefighter pay row in Canada

Uganda set to pull troops out of C. Africa: army

Camouflage influences life-and-death decisions that animals make

Lagos floating school collapses in heavy rains

Attacks hit one of Nigeria's main oil pipelines

Nigeria hoping for U.S. approval of Super Tucano sale

Sierra Leone war criminal dies in Rwanda

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

Wildlife phone apps cause chaos in S.Africa's Kruger Park

Fuel, water shortages hit Sudanese capital

China imports fall slows in May

Yellow Meranti tree in Malaysia is likely the tallest in the tropics

Nigerian militant group says it's not talking

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