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September 30, 2016
Tough times for S.Africa's all-female anti-poaching unit
Balule, South Africa (AFP) Sept 29, 2016
South Africa's all-female "Black Mambas" anti-poaching team had never lost a rhino since they were formed in 2013, but the killing of two animals earlier this month shattered their proud record. The two rhinos, one of which was pregnant, were shot dead and their horns hacked off by poachers on a full moon night, underlining the crisis that threatens the species. The Black Mambas are made up of 36 unarmed female rangers, aged from 19 to 33, based at the Balule Game Reserve in Limpopo province on ... read more

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United States investing in Niger air base
The United States is investing in a military air base capable of deploying drones in Niger's central city of Agadez, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. ... more

Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?
When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia's long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money account, ensuring his children's school fees would still be paid. ... more

Gambia announces ban on imported timber, but expert sceptic
The Gambia on Tuesday announced a ban on importing timber after years of accusations from neighbouring Senegal that it profits from illegal logging across their border. ... more
24/7 News Coverage


Bell contracted to supply helicopters to Uganda, Kenya
The U.S. Army has awarded Bell Helicopter foreign military sales contracts worth $86.9 million to supply Huey II helicopters to Kenya and Uganda. ... more


Analysts: OPEC cap more show of force than game-changer
A move by OPEC to call for a cap on oil production shows the group is still relevant, though the decision doesn't do much for market dynamics, analysts said. ... more

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

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Where will oil prices go after Algiers
Saudi Arabia and Iran may yet come to terms on some sort of production arrangement, but the outcome of the negotiations in Algeria this week may not do much to rescue oil prices. Following the media ... more

Oil price rally stalls day after OPEC maneuvering
A day after one of the sharpest rallies for oil prices, markets struggled early Thursday as traders digested the nuances of the latest OPEC maneuver. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project

Stacked Solar Module achieves unprecedented efficiency at 17.8 Percent

A cost-efficient compact hybrid system for solar-diesel microgrids

Okinawa pushes for Free Trade Zone

Carbon fast becoming the norm for drone makers

Huawei Solar expands European supply center

NASA, China to collaborate on Air Traffic Management Research


Chevron searching for bodies after crash offshore Angola
At least four people are dead and two are unaccounted for after a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil platform offshore Angola, Chevron confirmed. ... more

Soldier, civilian killed in Mali's Timbuktu
One soldier and a civilian were killed in Mali's ancient city of Timbuktu in a suspected jihadist attack, military sources told AFP Monday. ... more

Low growth estimate from WTO pulls oil prices lower
Crude oil prices moved lower in early Tuesday trading amid dimming prospects for an oil production agreement in Algeria and a drop in global growth estimates. ... more
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African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'
The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching. ... more

Nigerian oil export pipeline attacked
A militant group in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria said it was answering statements from Abuja on mediation by bombing a main oil export pipeline. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Is Japan at Risk of Losing the Drone War?

SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan Launch Vehicle

US Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $395M Contract for two GPS 3 satellites

TeleCommunications Systems continues USMC satellite services

N. Korea soldier defects to S. Korea across border

Unmanned air and sea vehicles coordinate together

US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief


Russia: Oil production freeze not essential
It's not essential to use artificial action on the energy market to correct the imbalance between supply and demand, Russia's energy minister said from Algeria. ... more

No oil production cuts on table, Russia says
Russia's energy minister said Thursday there are no proposals on the table to cut crude oil production, though a move to hold levels steady is under review. ... more

Tullow: Losses from fault at Ghanaian oil field covered
Tullow Oil, a company operating one of the larger oil fields offshore West Africa, said it was working to recoup losses from an equipment failure this year. ... more

SES and CCNL conduct satellite installer training in Nigeria
SES has announced a new Elevate training programme together with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd. (CCNL). The training will run for four days and will see over 50 installers being trained with hands-on k ... more

Fate of Africa's rhino, elephants to dominate wildlife meet
Global conservationists and policymakers meet in South Africa from Saturday to chart a way forward in the fight against escalating wildlife trafficking that could drive some species to extinction. ... more


Anxiety enough to push oil prices higher
Crude oil prices inched higher in early trading Monday even as Iran dismissed any idea of coordinated action by major producers to stimulate the market. ... more

UN fears Mali clashes could hurt peace process
The UN has voiced concerns over Mali's shaky peace deal following deadly clashes between groups that have signed up to the agreement. ... more
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NASA develops satellite concept to exploit rideshare opportunities

Rosetta measures production of water at comet over two years

Alice Ultraviolet Spectrograph Completes Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P

Rosetta's comet adventure in numbers

Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to Conclude on Comet's Surface

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US and regional powers urge Libya not to fight over oil


Multilateral support for more Libyan oil


Eni adds renewable energy to Algerian portfolio


Rival accuses Libya govt's forces over deadly airstrike


Oil leaving Libyan ports


Five dead in Libya military helicopter crash


French firms to gauge impact of Nile dam project


Camera traps in Angola capture rare photos of big cats, honey badgers, elephants


State Dept. approves possible radar sale to Egypt


Paramount unveils new infantry fighting vehicles

Egyptian Navy receives second Mistral helicopter carrier

Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

Disease outbreak kills 19 in rain-hit Sudan: minister

Bringing schools and communities online in Africa

Eni said it may be ready to pounce in Tunisia

Oil prices try to regain ground lost last week

Senegal the next big thing in oil, company says

Supply factors pull oil prices lower early Friday

Moroccan gas work returns after seismic event

Malaysia confirms Tanzania debris came from MH370

UN demands South Sudan cooperate on regional force

Full circle: space algae fighting malnutrition in Congo

Boko Haram releases new video without embattled leader

African countries receiving Russian helicopters

World governments urge end to domestic ivory markets

Tanzania earthquake toll climbs to 14 dead, 200 injured

Spare Libyan oil, NATO allies say

Haftar, the strongman who seems himself as Libya's saviour

Leonardo to team with Algerian MOD for helicopter production

Ghanaian women look to drive stereotypes off the road

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