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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.

BP and Kosmos Energy to Close Senegal and Mauritania Deal This Quarter

Two of BP's recently signed agreements to explore West African oil exploration blocks are expected to close this fiscal quarter. The deals are with Kosmos Energy, for a 62% working interest in its Mauritania exploration blocks and a 32.49% working interest in Kosmos' Senegal region.

Trans-Africa Water Pipeline Project Provides Status Update

Trans-Africa Pipeline Inc. (TAP), a non-profit corporation based in Toronto, is a major construction task including a fresh water pipeline, associated solar power plants and desalination of sea water facilities in Mauritania. It recently gave an update on the state of the overall project to governing bodies, and at this time the work is going well, with few major challenges at this time.

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

More Help Needed to Deal with Food Insecurity in the Wake of El Niño

United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.

Senegal To Build Five New Border Posts

With financial support from the location branch of Switzerland's International Office of Migration, Senegal just announced it has just begun construction on five new border posts along its perimeter.

RMB Reaches Nearly 40% Adoption Across Financial Institutions Worldwide

SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.

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