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African Nations Are Sharing Data to Crack Down on Illegal Fishing

An initiative called FISH-i Africa helps coordinate the efforts of eight cash-strapped countries to uncover and crack down on unauthorized fishing operators in the western Indian Ocean.

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A tiny African island nation will run on 100% renewable energy in less than a decade


Ponta do Sol on the island of Santo Antao in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly)

Cape Verde, the small island archipelago nation off Africa’s northwest coast, has set itself a very bold renewable energy target. As part of its “sustainable energy for all” agenda, it has pledged to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025.

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New Orangutan Species Could Be the Most Endangered Great Ape


An orangutan from the Batang Toru
region of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, which researchers say is a distinct, third species of great apes. CreditTim Laman

By JOE COCHRANENOV.

The rain forests of Indonesia and Malaysia have long had enigmatic residents in their canopies of trees. They are the orangutans, who have always fascinated with their shocks of orange fur, remarkable vocal abilities as well as the 97 percent of the DNA they share in common with human beings.

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Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

By AP Associates

Cairo - Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

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Rick Perry: Fossil fuels will help... prevent sex crimes in Africa

By Rick Perry © Global Look Press Published time: 3 Nov, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was touting the Trump administration’s energy policy when he shone a light in an unusual direction, implying that expanding exports of fossil fuels is “going to play a positive role” in preventing sexual assault in Africa.

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