Drones used to monitor coastal erosion in Ghana

By Samuel Hinneh [ACCRA] Scientists using drones to assess a project for preventing coastal erosion in Ghana have identified a need for investing in monitoring to ensure such projects effectiveness and sustainability. Scientists from Germany and Ghana who are studying the US$90 million Keta Sea Defence project (KSDP) — completed in 2004 — in the …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2015

Are 60% of sex workers in South Africa HIV-positive? Source: The South African AFRICOM Commander Wants Full Counterinsurgency Plan for Boko Haram Source: Defense One Data Providers Need To Step Up To Africa’s Internet Demand Source: Ventures Africa China defends aid role in Africa Source: Business Recorder African students show progress Source: The Whig Are …

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Satellites, mathematics and drones take down poachers in Africa

By Thomas Snitch, University of Maryland Republished from The Conversation using a Creative Commons license. In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned …

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Africa News Headlines for 18 June 2014

Gabon’s Bongo struggles to transform African oil republicSource: Reuters Trees could boost crop yield in AfricaSource: Environmental Research Web Is South Korea An Outlier For Trade In South Africa?Source: Mondaq Bob Geldof leads talk of Africa as next big aquaculture hubSource: Undercurrent News Africa Energy Forum kicks off in IstanbulSource: Global Post/Xinhua Paving the way …

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