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Homeland Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense and U.S. Northern Command, today successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation's ballistic

Ailing African Presidents Leave Nations in Leadership Limbo

Leaders of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe seek treatment abroad Incapacity offsets experience benefit: Renaissance’s Robertson Nigeria, Angola and Zimbabwe are being left in leadership limbo as their ailing rulers spend weeks abroad seeking medical attention. The presidents of the three African nations all wield considerable power, and their absence has stoked investor

Could Big Data Help End Hunger in Africa?

NAIROBI, KENYA — Computer algorithms power much of modern life from our Facebook feeds to international stock exchanges. Could they help end malnutrition and hunger in Africa? The International Center for Tropical Agriculture thinks so. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture has spent the past four years developing the Nutrition Early Warning

FG’s Failure to Obey Court’s Order on Boko Haram, Escalated Insurgency

•Says govt use of "stick" only not useful  •Monguno calls for coordinated efforts to end extremism   ...Jude Johnson  The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that the  refusal of Federal Government to pay compensation to members of the Boko Haram sect as ordered by the court at the early stage of its