Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon and Nigeria are touting a naval partnership that lets them clamp down on piracy, trafficking and illegal fishing. The latest success…

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South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE FORCE COUNCIL South African Air Force (SAAF) helicopters performed emergency firefighting and rescue operations in Western Cape in June 2017. Over the…

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Task Force Dismantles Ivory Smuggling Ring

Task Force Dismantles Ivory Smuggling Ring

LUSAKA AGREEMENT TASK FORCE The Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has shut down an international syndicate that was smuggling ivory from Africa to Asia. The…

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Ethiopia’s Tedros Takes the Helm of WHO

Ethiopia’s Tedros Takes the Helm of WHO

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, WIRE REPORTS The World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom of Ethiopia as its director general, the first person from Africa to…

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Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired new helicopters and is reactivating old aircraft to better combat security challenges in the…

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Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

Countries Commit to Curtailing Mercury

INTER PRESS SERVICE With a new international treaty, an increasing number of African countries are committing to phasing out mercury, a significant health and environmental…

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Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

Hospitals Improve in Ebola’s Aftermath

THE WORLD BANK Shirley Kamara, an expectant mother, smiled as she received medical care at C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, 68 kilometers north of Monrovia,…

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Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

Solar-Powered Pumps Change Lives

THE WORLD BANK In Tanzania, the 3,600 residents of the village of Gidewari once lived a life of striking irony, trekking more than 8 kilometers each…

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Three African Sites Given UNESCO World Heritage Status

Three African Sites Given UNESCO World Heritage Status

UNESCO In July 2017, the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee added three new cultural sites in Angola, Eritrea and South…

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Local Language Guide Tells Farmers Which Way the Wind Blows

Local Language Guide Tells Farmers Which Way the Wind Blows

VOICE OF AMERICA When farmers in northern Burkina Faso speak about the direction of the wind, they refer to the direction it is blowing in….

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