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Africa Unveils 10GW Desert to Power Initiative at COP24

The "Desert to Power Initiative", an ambitious plan to eliminate energy poverty in Africa and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and support 250 million people with green electricity, was just unveiled at the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24.

IATA Launches Single African Air Transport Market Push

As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.

Non-GM Molecular Breed of Durum Wheat Can Survive Extreme Heat In Africa

What was originally labeled as a 'crazy idea' involving a genome fingerprinting research project, and involving Italian researchers and Swedish funding, has produced a kind of drum wheat which can survive the climate-change extreme heat currently causing famine in Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali. It won the 2017 OLAM Prize for Innovation in Food Security.

KBR to DevelopTortue / Ahmeyim Field Offshore Mauritania and Senegal

Texas-based KBR, Inc. has been contracted by BP to provide pre-FEED and project support covering design of the subsea, pre-treatment floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, inshore hub/terminal, and interfaces for floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) for the Tortue Project.

Mauritania Abolishes Its Senate and Amends National Flag -- Protesters Fight Back

The West African nation of Mauritania has become the latest focus of turmoil on the continent, with regular ongoing protests between citizens and state authorities. To some it appears all too similar to backlash by Venezuelan citizens over that country's President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to amend the constitution recently.

FAO and AfDB Collaborate on 'Desert to Power Program' in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have begun a new major collaboration initiative to help transform precarious situations in the desert part of Africa into developmental opportunities. It is called the 'Desert to Power program', and will be deployed to 11 countries including Sudan.

IAEA Study Shows Significant Water Resources Present in Drought-Stricken Sahel

The International Atomic Energy Agency, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, has completed an extensive study of the drought situation in Africa. In a report published on May 29 on the analysis, the information shows significant reserves of good quality water are in fact still available in Africa's drought-prone Sahel region.

EU Provides EUR 1.5 M To Provide Food for Mali Refugees in Mauritania

Mauritania has been suffering severe food shortages from a combination of climate change and the recent influx of 48,500 refugees from Mali who have taken refuge in the Mbera camp of the country. The European Union's just-disclosed gift of €1.5 million will help ease this for a short while.

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