US Airstrike Hits Pro-Islamic State Militants in Somalia

The U.S. military says it conducted an airstrike in Somalia’s Puntland region that killed seven pro-Islamic state militants. VOA’s Somali service initially reported the airstrike on Tuesday. Local officials and witnesses told VOA that Puntland regional forces carried out a ground operation against the militants in Turmasale and Amayra, mountainous hideouts near the village of […]

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Massive Nile Dam Hits First Filling Target, Says Ethiopia’s Prime Minister

Ethiopia’s controversial Nile River mega-dam project has hit its first-year filling target, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Wednesday. The $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be the largest in Africa. When it reaches full power-generating capacity in 2023, it is expected to generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity. “We have successfully completed the first […]

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Bashir Trial Raises Hope for Democracy in Sudan

The trial of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and 28 co-defendants, which began Tuesday in Khartoum, has been eagerly awaited by military officers who opposed the 1989 coup that brought Bashir to power. Ahmed al-Tayeb, a former army major who was ousted from the military and was periodically arrested by the Bashir regime, became a […]

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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Accelerates Growth in The Middle East & Africa Market by establishing a Local Entity in Saudi Arabia

TATESVILLE, North Carolina, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (NASDAQ: KEQU), a recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products since 1906, today announced it has received the necessary approvals to establish a Technical Service Organization within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Kewaunee Scientific Saudia Co., established […]

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