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DARPA Unveils Teeny Infrared Camera With 5-Micron Pixels 5 Micron Pixel Infrared Camera DARPA The secret to fighting a war at night? Tiny, tiny, tiny pixels.

Human eyesight is such a limiting factor in military missions that DARPA is trying to fix it. Not with lasers; those are reserved for ships, but instead with a new infrared camera using pixels only five microns wide. read more

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Ethiopia: Minority Regime’s Fiefdom Syndrome

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 2)

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 1)

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AAR Extends Airlift Support in Africa

Leading airlift provider to continue providing support for U.S. operations in the region read more

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Human Rights Watch: On a Dogged Mission of Defamation

Once again, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is engrossed in its frantic campaign of defamation.  The organization has just distributed, through the electronic media, a document that targets Eritrea as a “systemic violator of human rights”.  The core areas of its unfounded accusations are Eritrea’s National Service and the country’s nascent mining sector.  To this end, HRW unabashedly equates Eritrea’s National Service with “forced labour”, which, in its view, “qualifies Eritrea as a violator of human rights”. read more

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Ethiopia’s Tekeda Alemu Feigns Concern over Djibouti-Eritrea Relations

Sophia Tesfamariam

 

It is rather interesting that Tekeda Alemu would today feign concern and call on Eritrea to show a “pacific disposition” towards Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia[i].  As this author recalls, it was Tekeda Alemu that asked the US to break the otherwise amicable and neighborly Djibouti-Eritrea relations. How can Eritrea have a “pacific disposition” to Ethiopia when for over a decade Ethiopia has been occupying its sovereign territories in violation of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, international law, the United Nations and African Union Charters? As for Somalia, no one tried harder to “isolate” Eritrea from playing any meaningful role in Somalia than did the regime in Ethiopia and its handlers. Now that they have managed to create an intractable desperate situation in a dismembered and weak Somalia, don’t expect Eritrea to burn in that self created quagmire. Allow me to remind the good Ambassador of a few facts about Djibouti-Eritrea relations. read more

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Relyant LLC, Maryville, TN Firm Signs $200M Construction Contract in Africa

Knoxville, TN, December, 2012 –(PR.com)– RELYANT LLC a Maryville, TN firm has secured a $200M contract to provide construction services in Libreville, Gabon a West African nation. Baghdad Kabi BTP, a Gabonese Construction Management company working directly for the Government of Gabon and Messodie International, a finance organization focusing on Central and West Africa, signed a final contract worth over $200 million with the Maryville firm. RELYANT will build the key supporting infrastructure and horizontal infrastructure in support of the Bikele Housing Project on the outskirts of Libreville, Gabon, to include roads, water delivery systems, electrical hookups, waste management and concrete home foundations home sites. The Bikele Housing Project is a vital step in the Gabonese government’s plan to alleviate the severe housing shortage throughout this country of over a million and a half inhabitants. 

“Regarding housing and in order to address the strong demand for housing in Gabon…a new town development scheme is being put in place, based on urban planning master plans containing a range of housing options for all income brackets, as well as hospitals and public buildings, roads, schools, green areas and shops.” The President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, stated during his speech to the Gabonese people on Gabon’s Independence Day, August 17, 2012. read more

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Durban to Doha’ a road to nowhere?

Fidelis Zvomuya

The International Federation of Red Cross says in 2011, there were 300 climate-related disasters, which affected 207 million people. By 2015, this figure is expected to rise to 375 million people. A mathematical calculation reveals that this will be a 75% increase in the number of people affected by climate related disasters in just three years. read more

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Radio station ransacked, equipment seized in DRC

NEW YORK, December 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ All sides of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo should halt attacks on journalists and media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a radio station was attacked and taken off the air. read more

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WESTERN POWERS PREPARING INTERVENTION IN MALI

 

According to eyewitness reports, Islamists recently tore down at least four mausoleums in the Malian world heritage city of Timbuktu. Members of the rebel group Ansar Dine are also alleged to have desecrated the graves of the saints Sidi Mahmud, Sidi Moctar and Alpha Moya and destroyed the mausoleum of Sheikh al-Kebir, which is situated close to the famous mosque of Djingareyber, south of Timbuktu. read more

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FORBES AFRICA EXPANDS ITS WEST AFRICA TEAM

Africa Business News (ABN360) – home of CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa – is delighted to announce that business journalist Abisola Owolawi has joined the Forbes Africa team in Lagos. read more

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African defence forces ready themselves for potential future conflicts on the continent

Land Forces Africa to gather military experts and decision makers read more

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UNAMID Deputy Chief acts on her commitment to North Darfur returnees

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, February 15, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the slaying of goats, the people of Kuma Garadyat today expressed their commitment to work with the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur on nine projects intended to trigger the restoration of normality to a string of 12 villages in North Darfur which four years ago were devastated by conflict. read more

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