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Headquarters of West African G5 Sahel force in Mali attacked: sources


Unidentified attackers raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali on Friday, local and U.N. sources said.

There were no immediate details on the scale or impact of the assault on the base in the town of Sevare used by the G5 Sahel – a mission created last year to root out jihadist violence in West Africa’s semi-arid Sahel region.

The G5, which is made up of soldiers from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania, did not respond to requests for comment.

Violence by Islamist militants has proliferated in the sparsely-populated Sahel in recent years, with groups linked to al…

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Headquarters of West African G5 Sahel force attacked -sources


BAMAKO: The headquarters of the G5 Sahel regional military force in central Mali was attacked on Friday by unknown assailants, local and U.N. peacekeeping mission sources told Reuters.

The G5 is a taskforce of soldiers from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania created last year to root out jihadist violence in West Africa’s semi-arid Sahel region.

(Reporting By Souleymane Ag Anara; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Catherine Evans)


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Forces Attack African Military Base in Central Mali: Sources



BAMAKO (Reuters) – Unidentified attackers raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali on Friday, local and U.N. sources …
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Underutilized Protein Resources From African Legumes – Sustainable Protein Sources


2017, Pages 197–208

Edited By Sudarshan R. Nadathur, Janitha P.D. Wanasundara and Laurie Scanlin

Abstract

There are a number of underutilized legume crops (marama bean, bambara groundnut, cowpea, pigeon pea, yambean, and lablab) in Africa, which due to their rich nutritional profile, high adaptability to adverse climatic conditions, and ability to grow in poor soils are highly advantageous for sustainable cultivation. Among these, marama bean (Tylosema esculentum) and bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea) are two nutritionally important underutilized legume crops of Africa. Due to their high drought tolerance and excellent nutritional profile comparable to commercially available legume crops (soybean, peanut, and navy…


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PDVSA to shut Curacao refinery amid fight with Conoco – sources – Stabroek News


(Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is preparing to shut a Caribbean refinery that is running out of crude amid threats by ConocoPhillips to seize cargoes sent to resupply the facility, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.

Conoco of the United States last week began legal actions in the Caribbean to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) over the 2007 nationalization of its projects in Venezuela. The moves have disrupted fuel deliveries throughout the Caribbean, much of which depends on PDVSA.

The PDVSA-operated 335,000 barrel-per-day Isla refinery in Curacao, which has not received new shipments from PDVSA since last week, plans to exhaust existing inventories in the coming days, the two sources said.

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PDVSA retrenches in Caribbean as Conoco seizures weigh on operations -sources


HOUSTON, May 11 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s PDVSA will let the 335,000 barrel-per-day refinery it leases in Curacao halt operations once crude inventories are exhausted as no new shipments are planned to the Caribbean following ConocoPhillips’s legal actions, according to two sources.

PDVSA is also changing its trade arrangements to start delivering all its oil for exports in Venezuelan waters, including the ship-to-ship transfers that have to be made for sending cargoes to Asian destinations.

Conoco last week started several legal actions to satisfy a $2 billion arbitration award issued by the International Chamber of Commerce over the 2007 nationalization of its projects in Venezuela. (Reporting by Marianna Parraga; Editing by Gary McWilliams and Chizu Nomiyama)

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