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  • VIDEO: Akon 'bringing electricity to Africa'
    Senegalese born hip-hop musician Akon is hoping to bring electricity to 600 million people across Africa through his Lighting Africa project.
    BBC News.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:13:37 GMT.
  • Rare hurricane hits Cape Verde
    A hurricane, with winds of up to 140km/h (85mph) hits the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, for the first time since 1892.
    BBC News.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:08:37 GMT.
  • Africa: World Championships an Opportunity to Notice New Beacons
    [RFI] The Beijing event was a chance for China to open itself, and brought focus to the debate on ethics in sport.
    All Africa.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:28:11 GMT.
  • Egypt Readies Long-delayed Parliamentary Poll
    Egypt plans to hold its long-delayed parliamentary elections in October and November this year, after more than three years without a legislative branch. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:02:12 -0400.
  • UN: Hunger Rises in Somalia as Floods Loom
    The number of Somalis who are hungry has risen in the past six months, the United  Nations said on Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:43:09 -0400.
  • 'Largest ever' Med gas field found off Egypt
    Italian energy giant Eni on Aug. 30 announced the discovery of the "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean, in Egypt's territorial waters.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:37:00 +0200.
  • Sports of The Times: What’s Real in Track? It’s Hard to Know
    The track and field world championships concluded with a host of questions about the performances fans had witnessed, as doping accusations swirled around performers from Kenya, Russia and elsewhere.
    Juliet Macur.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:38:25 GMT.
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  • Eni Boasts of 'Super Giant' Gas Discovery in Egypt, Threatening Israeli Export Plans
    Italian energy giant Eni has continued its push into Egypt with news that it has discovered an enormous offshore natural gas field just off the country's Mediterranean shore, boosting the country's energy aspirations.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:17:00 GMT.
  • Vast Reserves of Natural Gas Found Off the Coast of Egypt
    The Italian energy company Eni called the “supergiant” gas field the “largest ever” found in the Mediterranean Sea.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:33:26 GMT.
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  • Canada formally requests pardon for journalist jailed in Egypt, lawyer says
    The Canadian government has formally applied to Egyptian authorities for the pardon and deportation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, his lawyer Amal Clooney has told CBC.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:31:14 EDT.

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