Western Officials Discuss Hezbollah’s Latin Efforts

A U.S.-led Western Hemisphere ministerial on counterterrorism this week discussed Hezbollah’s activities in Latin America, with some analysts suggesting member countries are stepping up efforts to prevent the Lebanese militant group from funneling funds from the region to make up …

Western Officials Discuss Hezbollah’s Latin Efforts

A U.S.-led Western Hemisphere ministerial on counterterrorism this week discussed Hezbollah’s activities in Latin America, with some analysts suggesting member countries are stepping up efforts to prevent the Lebanese militant group from funneling funds from the region to make up …

ALGERIAN ENERGY GIANT INKS TWO OIL PIPELINE TRANSPORT CONTRACTS WITH RUSSIAN FIRM

ALGIERS, Algeria- Algerian energy giant, Sonatrach, on Wednesday, signed two contracts with the Russian transport company, Transneft, over security of liquid fuel transport, for the Sonatrach pipeline transport.

The first contract, with a period of 18 months, is worth 1.16 …

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Researchers are betting that a drought-proof variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand a changing climate that is increasingly prone to drought.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) says it is working on ensuring Zimbabwe returns …

Sustainable Tree Farming Means Better Lives for Kenyan Farmers

Wood consumption � including logging and the production of charcoal � is a leading cause of forest degradation in Africa. In some of Kenya’s coastal regions, recurring droughts have made the problem even worse. Now, farmers in those regions are …

France Gives Weapons to Central Africa, Favors End to Embargo

BANGUI/PARIS France on Tuesday delivered hundreds of assault weapons to Central African Republic (CAR) to fight the growing influence of armed groups in its former colony and said it had no objections in principle to lifting a U.N. arms embargo …