Africa

Egypt's New Rulers Fave Crisis With Ethiopia Over Nile

 Egypt's New Rulers Fave Crisis With Ethiopia Over Nile

Abdelrahman Youssef and Ayah Aman

24 July 2013

CAIRO — While the political situation in Egypt seems to be heading toward relative stability after the new cabinet took the oath of office, the issue of the Nile has returned to the government’s agenda as an external challenge threatening national security.

Germany Backs DESERTEC Alliance

 Germany Backs DESERTEC Alliance

Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany Jul 24, 2013

German Foreign office has expressed continued support for the DESERTEC programme to develop North African solar farms to benefit North Africa and Europe. One of the questions being askied is will the local population be able to participate in and to benefit from industrial-scale projects? The DESERTEC Foundation is very convinced they will.

BRICS: a dynamic group dominated by China

 BRICS: a dynamic group dominated by China

by Staff Writers Durban, South Africa (AFP) March 26, 2013

As the leaders of BRICS five emerging nations meet in Durban for a summit on Tuesday, economic data shows that the grouping of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa now account for 25 percent of global GDP and 40 percent of the world's population.

Central African Republic humanitarian crisis deepens following coup

 Central African Republic humanitarian crisis deepens following coup

The Guardian, 26 March 2013

 

A rebel-led weekend coup in the Central African Republic (CAR) took place against a backdrop of worsening humanitarian conditions in many parts of the country, with access to affected populations severely restricted.The Séléka rebel group overran the capital, Bangui, on 24 March, putting President François Bozizé to flight and naming Michel Djotodia the new head of state.
"With all offices and most stores looted, it will be difficult to evaluate needs. Bangui has no electricity or water. We need to have security and for the population to stop looting," said Amy Martin, who heads the Bangui branch of OCHA, the UN's office for humanitarian affairs.

Terror Haven in Mali Feared After French Leave

 Terror Haven in Mali Feared After French Leave

By ERIC SCHMITT

Published: March 17, 2013 NEMA, Mauritania

With France planning to start withdrawing its troops from Mali next month, Western and African officials are increasingly concerned that the African soldiers who will be relied on to continue the campaign against militants linked to Al Qaeda there do not have the training or equipment for the job.

South Africa Signs MoU For Local Nuclear Fuel Development

 South Africa Signs MoU For Local Nuclear Fuel Development

by Staff Writers
Cape Town, South Africa (SPX) Mar 15, 2013

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Ltd (Necsa) to investigate and cooperate in the development of local fabrication capabilities for fuel assembly components.

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