L’ASECNA s’apprête à déployer un ADS-B basé dans l’espace en Afrique occidentale et centrale

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Aireon et l’Agence pour la sécurité de la navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar (ASECNA) intégreront la surveillance du trafic aérien en temps réel aux axes terrestre africains à forte circulation MCLEAN, Virginie, 9 janvier 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aireon a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir signé un accord de services de données avec l’Agence pour la sécurité de la […]

ASECNA to Deploy Space-Based ADS-B in Western and Central Africa

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Aireon and Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) will bring real-time air traffic surveillance to high-trafficked, terrestrial African corridors MCLEAN, Virginia, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aireon announced today that it has signed a data services agreement with the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA). ASECNA, created in […]

Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Meet as Nile Tensions Rise

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CAIRO �Egypt’s president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam.

Egypt fears the soon-to-be completed dam in Ethiopia could cut into its share of the river, which provides nearly all its freshwater. Eritrea and Ethiopia have long been bitter rivals and went to war in the late 1990s. Ethiopia denies it is cutting into Egypt’s share of the Nile, and has accused Eritrea of training rebels to carry out sabotage attacks on the dam.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hosted Isaias Afwerki at the presidential palace. The two sides have agreed on continuing intensive cooperation in all issues related to the current situation to support the security and stability in the region, Egyptian presidency spokesman Bassam Radi said, referring to the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea strait of Bab al-Mandab as two major areas for ensuring stability.

The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network recently reported that Egypt is deploying troops in Eritrea. The Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization, an Eritrean opposition group, last year claimed that Egypt is building a military base on Eritrea’s Dahlak island and will deploy up to 30,000 Egyptian naval forces.

Eritrean Information Minister Yemane G. Meske denied the Al-Jazeera report in a tweet this week, saying: Al-Jazeera News Channel seems to relish propagating false and preposterous news on Eritrea: latest is phantom deployment of Egyptian troops/weapons!

Egypt’s relations with Sudan, which has lent support to Ethiopia in the Nile dispute, have meanwhile deteriorated.

Sudan recalled its ambassador for consultation last week, and has said a 2016 maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia infringes on its territorial waters. The waters in question are off the coast of an Egyptian-held border region claimed by Sudan. Egypt’s pro-government media have accused Sudan of conspiring against Cairo with Turkey and Qatar.

Ethiopia says the $5 billion dam is essential for its economic development, noting that the vast majority of its 95 million people lack electricity. The dam’s hydroelectric plant will generate over 6,400 megawatts, a massive boost to the country’s current production of 4,000 Megawatts.

Egypt, with a population roughly equal to Ethiopia’s, receives the lion’s share of the Nile’s waters under agreements from 1929 and 1959 that other Nile nations say are unfair and ignore the needs of their own large and growing populations.

Source: Voice of America

SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY VOWS TO HELP ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACED BY YOUTH

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PRETORIA, South Africa’s National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has vowed to continue prioritising youth development and contributing towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions to address youth challenges.The agency declared 2018 as a yea…