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Satellite study reveals critical habitat and corridors for world’s rarest gorilla

Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world's rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move between sites in search of mates, according to the North Carolina Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups.
"We're pleased with our results, which have helped us to identify both new locations where the gorillas live and apparently unoccupied areas of potential gorilla habitat,"
- Dr. Bergl of the North Carolina Zoo, lead author of the study

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Satellite study reveals critical habitat and corridors for world’s rarest gorilla

Source: Terra Daily, Sun February 05, 2012
Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world's rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move between sites in search of mates, according to the North Carolina Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups.

Sub-Saharan Africa leads drop in new HIV infections

Source: AFP, Fri September 17, 2010
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UN anti-malaria official commends UNICEF for funding 20 million mosquito nets

Source: UN News Centre, Fri November 13, 2009
The official tasked with spearheading United Nations efforts against malaria has welcomed the decision of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to allocate more than $8 million in new funds to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nigerian rebel commander embraces amnesty

Source: PressTV, Fri October 02, 2009
A key Nigerian militant leader, Ateke Tom, has officially accepted an amnesty offer during a meeting with Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua.

Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
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Satellite Internet Accelerated Access For Africa And Middle East

Source: Lamit, Thu March 12, 2009
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Worm’s demise near

Source: Windsor Star, Tue December 09, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Health workers are on the verge of eradicating Guinea worm disease in what would be just the second time in history that a disease has been wiped from the planet, the Carter Center said Friday.

Darfur: Egyptian troops arrive to boost strength of joint UN-African Union force this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Thu November 13, 2008
More than 160 Egyptian personnel arrived in Darfur today as part of a large battalion that will boost the strength of the joint United Nations-African Union force deployed earlier this year in an attempt to quell the fighting and humanitarian suffering in the strife-torn Sudanese region.

Sahara Solar Scheme Could Power Poor West Africa

Source: Planet Ark, Sun September 28, 2008
Accra, Ghana - West African legislators worried by climate change and soaring energy costs want regional leaders to back plans to harness sun and wind energy that experts say could bring electricity to some of the poorest people on earth.

Nigeria to impose import duties to stem influx of junk PCs this article opens in a new window

Source: Terra Daily, Thu February 07, 2008
Lagos (AFP) Feb 7, 2008 - Nigeria is to introduce import duties to stem the influx of substandard and unserviceable computers, electrical and electronic appliances posing health and environmental hazards in the country.

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