Drones driven by AI will track illegal fishing in African waters

( CNN) Across the African continent, drones are finding innovative uses — from monitoring displaced populations, to delivering critical medical supplies. In June, ATLAN Space won the National Geographic Society’s $150,000 Marine Protection Prize to implement a pilot project to combat illegal angling in the Seychelles. Drones will be armed with information about illegal angling […]

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Build a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy- but person still did it

Since Morocco invaded Western Sahara it has built a 1,700 -mile desert barrier keep Sahrawis out of the resource-rich west Donald Trump was widely ridiculed earlier this week for suggesting that Spain emulate his $25 bn dream for the US-Mexico border and” build a wall” across the Sahara desert. According to Spain’s foreign minister, Josep […]

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‘Lobsters and octopuses are back’: the Kenyan females leading a reef resurgence

A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenyas south-east coast is reaping dividends for local people Three years ago, coral reef along the Kenyan coastline was almost totally destroyed in some areas. Rising surface sea temperatures had triggered devastating bleaching episodes for the fourth time in less than two decades, and with […]

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Malta ‘fuelling Libya instability’ by failing to tackle oil smuggling

International observers advise illicit practice is costing Libyan authorities virtually$ 1bn a year Maltese authorities are failing to rein in illegal fuel smuggling, turning the island into a haven for traffickers of oil from Libya. International commentators have warned that it is contributing to destabilisation in Libya and costing the country nearly$ 1bn( PS740m) a […]

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North Korea is dodging sanctions with fish and front firms in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique( CNN) On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about this sleepy fishing port in Maputo. Pyongyang’s interest in a couple of aging African trawlers may appear odd at first. But fishing is big business in Mozambique — it’s one of the country’s most lucrative industries. North Korea wants a slice of that much-needed […]

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‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers profit as downturn drives European exodus

Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and tax hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Migration and developing ‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers gain as downturn drives European exodus Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and taxation hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Global development is supported by About this content Simon Speakman […]

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Interpol circulates listing of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy

Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries Italy Interpol circulates listing of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries Lorenzo Tondo and Piero Messina in Palermo @lorenzo_tondo […]

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Interpol circulates listing of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy

Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries Italy Interpol circulates listing of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries Lorenzo Tondo and Piero Messina in Palermo @lorenzo_tondo […]

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Cyclone Idai: ‘My family needs to eat, I don’t know how we will survive’

In Mozambique, where many people are dependent upon crops to live, Idais impact on two key agricultural regions has been devastating Marie Jose stares out at her field of violated maize stubbles, the cobs yellow and mouldy from days of excessive water follow the example of weeks of extreme sun. She should have harvested them […]

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