Daily Archives: June 1, 2013

Visa requirements in Africa hamper trade and job creation, concludes panel at the African Development Bank Annual Meetings

Africa is one of the regions in the world with the highest visa requirements
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Asian tech giant Asus eyes East Africa from Nairobi hub

Taiwanese tech giant Asus plans to set up it East African hub in Kenya by the in the first half of year as the firm seeks a larger piece of the regional laptop and tablet market

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New Natural Gas Pipeline Into NYC Is Volatile Issue

New York City is crisscrossed with underground natural gas pipelines, many decades old, supplying cooking and heating gas to homes and businesses. But safety and environmental concerns about a new gas pipeline being built into Manhattan’s west side have given rise to protest, and calls for New York to move more quickly to sustainable forms of energy. read more

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Donald Kaberuka, président de la Banque africaine de développement – 01/06/2013

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Libye : la CPI refuse de ne pas poursuivre Seif el-Islam Kaddafi

La Cour pénale internationale a rejeté, vendredi 31 mai, la demande de Tripoli de ne pas poursuivre à La Haye Seif el-Islam Kaddafi. Le bras de fer continue entre la CPI et la Libye, qui se disputent le droit de juger le fils de l’ex-dictateur libyen Mouammar Kaddafi. read more

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Costa Rican environmentalist found beaten to death

An environmentalist who worked to protect leatherback turtles on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast was found dead Friday on a beach used by drug traffickers, authorities said.

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Unapproved US Wheat Sparks Trade Concerns

Some countries are suspending imports of U.S. wheat after an unapproved genetically modified variety turned up in a farmer’s field in the northwestern state of Oregon. read more

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Tips to Minimize Your Risks From Cybercrime

Cybercrime strikes an estimated 1.5 million people every day. That’s about 18 victims every second, 556 million people around the world, every year. While experts say the people who commit these crimes are becoming more sophisticated, you don’t have to be another statistic. There are effective ways businesses and individuals can minimize their risks. read more

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Arid Areas Greening Because of Higher CO2 Levels

Higher levels of carbon-dioxide has caused some of the Earth’s most arid regions to become more green, according to new research. read more

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Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

[allAfrica]Windhoek -John Gushit from the University of Jos’ department of science in Nigeria nearly lost his eye when herbicide in a syringe he’d been working with splashed into it. “Only speed saved my sight, ” he said during the eLearning Conference in Windhoek, Namibia. It set him on a long road, which involved long hours of travel and securing a bank loan.

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The Week In Numbers: The Fastest Human, Nerf's Longest-Range Gun, And More

Countdown to Soyuz rocket launch, May 28, 2013

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UN Expert Worries About Killer Robots, Ignores The Ones That Already Exist

Fictional F/A-37

A fictional autonomous robot fighter plane from the 2005 movie “Stealth.” read more

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Happening Now: An Asteroid And Its Moon Sail Past Earth

First Radar Images of 1998 QE2

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How People Die On Mount Everest [Infographic]

Deaths on Mount Everest

Avalanches, exposure, heart attacks, and the other tragic ways Everest has claimed climbers’ lives. read more

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