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FAR Ltd. taps oil prospect offshore Senegal.

Operations started Friday for the first pure exploration well off the coast of Senegal since a major discovery in 2014, Africa-focused FAR Ltd. said.

- UPI - US

Technology success stories from Cote d'Ivoire, Benin and Senegal.

Using technology to provide jobs and improve the lives of African youths.

- MercatorNet - US

DRC Ebola outbreak threatens CAR after violence forces thousands across border.

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Attacks by Christian militias in CAR's border town of Bangassou have driven about 2,750 people into Bas-Uele, raising the risk that the Ebola outbreak could spread across the border, a WHO representative said.By Kieran ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Militia violence in Central African Republic leaves 300 dead | Reuters.

DAKAR Militia violence in Central African Republic has killed around 300 people and displaced 100,000 in the last two weeks, the United Nations and the government said on Thursday, in the worst displacement since a 2013 civil war. The violence marks a sharp escalation in the long conflict that began when the mostly Muslim ...

- Firstpost - IN

Youth Robotics Contest Promotes Innovation for Africa Economic Growth.

Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal is to encourage African governments and private donors to invest more in science and math education throughout the continent. ...

- Voice of America - US

Initiative in Senegal Aims to Reduce Migration by Supporting Women Farmers.

An agricultural project in northern Senegal funded by the Italian government is taking a different approach to reducing migration by focusing not on the young men who travel to Europe, but on their female relatives. The project, Hadii Yahde, is funded by Italian Development Cooperation, an agency in Italy's foreign ...

- Voice of America - US

Dakar Journal: Chinese Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People ‘Needed Stuff’.

In cramped shops along a gritty thoroughfare in the capital, shopkeepers described what led them to leave home, and often their families, for Africa.

- New York Times - US

Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation in Africa.

Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots, and organizers hoped to encourage African governments and private donors to invest more in science and math education throughout the continent.

- Voice of America - US

Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation for Economic Growth in Africa.

Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal is to encourage African governments and private donors to invest more in science and math education throughout the continent. The ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle.

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

- News24.com - ZA

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle.

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

- PhysOrg - NL

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

DAKAR, Senegal " The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus.WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths.Officials...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cairn-led group drills appraisal well in SNE field offshore Senegal

A combine led by Cairn Energy Ltd. has completed drilling of an appraisal well in SNE oil field offshore Senegal. The group recording strong flow rates in the SNE-6 well from the upper reservoirs.

- OGJ - US

Cairn fully funded for North Sea, Senegalese oil plans

Financing is in place to support development of the emerging oil basins offshore Senegal, while new output is expected from the North Sea, Cairn Energy said.

- UPI - US

Oil development plans nearly ready for Senegal

Operators drilling for oil offshore Senegal said they have enough data to start preparations for submitting development plans to the government next year.

- UPI - US

Seeds of rural renewal sown in Senegal

African cities have long served as magnets for struggling rural populations. A project in Senegal is helping to reverse the flow

- UN - INT

Urgent action needed to protect children in 'forgotten crisis' in CAR - UNICEF

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic Nearly half of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition in the country; one in seven children will die before they reach their fifth birthday and a third of children are out of school.BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 5 May 2017 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Senegal/Chad: Court Upholds Habré Conviction

– The decision on April 27, 2017, by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal to uphold the conviction of former Chadian President Hissène Habré vindicates the persistence of the victims' struggle for justice and the fight against impunity in Africa, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 30, 2016, the Extraordinary ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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