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Factbox: Russian military cooperation deals with African countries

Added: 17.10.2018 9:11 | 17 views | 0 comments

Russia has signed at least 19 military cooperation deals with governments in sub-Saharan Africa since 2014, when it came under Western sanctions for annexing Crimea and stepped up efforts to diversify its economic and diplomatic partnerships.


TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

Added: 16.10.2018 17:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

About half the size of a lunch box, the Tiny Isothermal Nucleic acid quantification sYstem (or TINY) has shown promise as a point-of-care detector of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in resource-limited settings such as sub-Saharan Africa.


Large wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

Added: 16.10.2018 17:59 | 1 views | 0 comments

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial -- or detrimental -- to the regions in which they are situated. A new climate-modeling study finds that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert and neighboring Sahel would increase local temperature, precipitation and vegetation. Overall, the researchers report, the effects would likely benefit the region.


Tracking the movement of the tropics 800 years into the past

Added: 15.10.2018 23:17 | 15 views | 0 comments

For the first time, scientists have traced the north-south shifts of the northern-most edge of the tropics back 800 years. The movement of the tropical boundary affects the locations of Northern Hemisphere deserts including the Sonoran, Mohave and Saharan. The Earth's climate system affects the movement of the tropics, which have been expanding since the 1970s. The research team found that in the past, periods of tropical expansion coincided with severe droughts.

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[Opinion] Daily reality in Western Sahara - and how EU can protect it

Added: 15.10.2018 11:06 | 4 views | 0 comments

If my region in the Sahara were excluded, it would strongly undermine our development, with a risk of opening the door to radicalisation and undermining the stability of the whole Mediterranean region, especially with respect to security and migration.

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Abercrombie & Kent Opens New Office in Kigali, Rwanda

Added: 14.10.2018 18:51 | 6 views | 0 comments

Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has opened an office in the capital of Rwanda, Kigali. This is the company’s 10th office in sub-Saharan Africa and the 53rd worldwide.

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Changes in polar jet circulation bring more dust from Sahara Desert to the Arctic

Added: 11.10.2018 19:18 | 12 views | 0 comments

Poleward transport of warm, moist, and dust-laden air masses from the Sahara Desert results in ice melting in southeast Greenland, scientists have found.

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Post-tropical cyclone Ophelia

Added: 21.10.2017 17:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

The remnants of hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland last Monday while Saharan dust turned the sky orange...



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