Friday, 19 January 2018
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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Added: 19.01.2018 13:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

Tags: Africa, SPA, NASA

Nikki Haley tells African nations they're important for U.S., but doesn't apologize for Trump

Added: 19.01.2018 12:52 | 5 views | 0 comments

Trump referred to African nations as "shithole countries" last week​ in dismissing a bipartisan immigration proposal


Fishermen's app: 'We can go direct to the consumer'

Added: 19.01.2018 11:28 | 10 views | 0 comments

The app that's allowing Africa's fishermen to sell their catches directly to restaurants.


Africa Hotel Investment Forum headed for Kenya this October

Added: 19.01.2018 10:19 | 5 views | 0 comments

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return to Nairobi on October 2nd-4th. The event is considered premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers.


Trump Africa comment used for tourism

Added: 19.01.2018 9:39 | 20 views | 0 comments

First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.


Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

Added: 19.01.2018 9:07 | 4 views | 0 comments

First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent.


In less than 90 days, South Africa's Cape Town to become first city with no water

Added: 19.01.2018 8:53 | 21 views | 0 comments

South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town told residents on Wednesday they would need to cut their daily water consumption by almost half from next month as authorities scramble to prevent the city running out of water as soon as in April. Struggling to cope with its worst drought in a century, Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city and a major tourist hub, last cut water consumption targets in October but its mayor said on Wednesday that too few residents were paying them any heed. From Feb. 1, the target for water consumption per person would be lowered to 50 litres (13 gallons) from 87 litres a day, and the collective consumption target to 450 million litres from 500 million litres a day, Mayor Patricia de Lille said.


Bovine tuberculosis shows genetic diversity throughout Africa

Added: 18.01.2018 21:58 | 14 views | 0 comments

Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis that affects cattle as well as other animals and humans. Now, by combining genotyping M. bovis samples from cows across African countries, researchers have been able to study the diversity and evolution of the disease.

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First evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Added: 18.01.2018 21:24 | 23 views | 0 comments

Scholars have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, a finding that the researchers said represents a 'new chapter in the history of glass technology.'

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