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Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Alhamis, 25 Agusta 2011

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NIGERIASAT-2 (shown here in a rendered image) and Nigeria Sat-X will take infrared readings of Nigeria's farms, and beam down data estimating next season's crop forecast

NIGERIASAT-2 (shown here in a rendered image) and Nigeria Sat-X will take infrared readings of Nigeria's farms, and beam down data estimating next season's crop forecast

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Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani

NIGERIA/SATELLITES: Nigeria recently launched two new observation satellites designed to assist farmers and help with disaster management, among other tasks. Experts say the new satellites mark a major leap forward for the Nigerian space program. At the top of the sky, where space begins, two satellites are gliding into position, oriented by the glow of the galaxy and the uplink command from Abuja. This is Nigeria's space program.

LIBYA: Britain says NATO is helping Libyan rebels in their hunt for leader Moammar Gadhafi and members of his regime, as the opposition offers a reward for Mr. Gadhafi's capture.

HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT: The African Union will hold a donor conference on Thursday in Ethiopia to raise funds for the 12 million people still in need of emergency food aid in the drought and famine-stricken Horn of Africa. Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Alhamis, 25 Agusta 2011

Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Alhamis, 25 Agusta 2011

CONGO MINERALS: A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a United Nations driver to three years in prison for trying smuggle minerals out of the country.

ZIMBABWE/LIBYA: Libyans residents in Zimbabwe have demonstrated outside their embassy in Harare in support of the rebels while state media continues to condemn "western imperialism" against Gadhafi. There has been widespread speculation the missing Libyan leader would seek refuge in Zimbabwe but the longtime good relationship between him and Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe soured several years ago.

RWANDA/ORPHANS: As Rwanda plans to close the doors of its largest and oldest orphanage to children over three years old, children say strangers or the families that abandoned them will not take care of them now.

AFRICA /DROUGHT CONFERENCE: The African Union hosts a pledging conference to raise contributions for drought relief in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

AU/LIBYA: The African Union high-level (heads of state) committee on Libya meets in Addis Ababa in an attempt to regain a role for its political 'roadmap. The meeting is to be followed Friday by a heads of state-level session of the AU Peace and Security Council.

LIBYA/SCENE: Tripoli, a city of 1.5 million on the Mediterranean, is a ghost town. Stores are shuttered. There are no pedestrians on streets. At the end of every block, rebels in sandals, T-shirts and shorts man checkpoints; rising from plastic chairs or mattresses on sidewalks to peer into the rare car that ventures down the empty streets. Outside the Gadhafi's HQ, destroyed cars are parked crazily and eight bodies swell in the 35 degree heat.

LIBYA/REBUILDING: The bodies of Libyans killed in the rebel push for Tripoli still lie in the streets outside the Bab al Azaziya compound. But even as government forces retain pockets of resistance, many Libyans are looking beyond the dramatic events of the past week to what they hope will be a radically new, and normal country.

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