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Nigeria And Turkey Partners To Develop Satellite Communications

AFRICANGLOBE – Turksat A.S, a Turkish satellite operator is currently having discussions with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd to look into ways the satellite communications industry can be expanded to accommodate a wide variety of service which will be provided at cheaper rates.

Ethiopia Set To Launch Satellite Into Space

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions and for remote sensing activities inside the country. Ethiopia is among a number of African countries with growing space ambitions.

New Satellite Evidence Show Sudanese Atrocities

An NGO has unveiled new satellite evidence on Friday that would seem to suggest more Sudanese atrocities, the torching of villages in southern Sudan...

Nigeria Unveils Plans to Launch Satellites and Put Astronaut Into Space

Prof. Ita Ewa, Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology said on Thursday that Nigeria would launch three satellites and send astronauts to space by...

NigComSat Goes Commercial As Nigeria Take Over Command and Control

Nigeria formally took delivery of its communication satellite and in-orbit delivery of Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComSat-1R) yesterday with President Goodluck Jonathan, urging Ministries, Departments...

Ethiopia Jams Arabsat Signals

Preliminary investigations into the jamming of Arabsat satellite transmission shows that it is originating from Ethiopia, Lebannon's Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui said Wednesday, calling...

South Africa’s CubeSats Promoting Space Ambitions

South Africa’s first CubeSat micro-satellite, ZACube-01, is nearly complete and will be launched later this year. A second CubeSat will be unveiled and launched next year. ZACube-01, which measures 30x10x10 cm and weighs approximately three kilograms, was unveiled at the end of September at the French South African Institute of Technology (FSATI), a specialised unit at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Bellville campus. CPUT, assisted by the University of Stellenbosch, is building the satellites.

More Satellites to Cover the Continent – Intelsat

African satellite service provider Intelsat has announced new contracts with customers using its video distribution neighbourhoods and broadband capacity, as well as plans to launch three new satellites to increase capacity to the continent.

South Africa Targets New Satellites

South Africa is planning to build its third satellite, to form part of a new African satellite constellation, as part of a government drive to grow the country's share of the global market for small- to medium-sized space systems.

Arab North Prepares to Attack SPLM-N's in Blue Nile State

Washington-based Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) said today that the Sudanese army massing heavily equipped troops to attack rebel positions in Blue Nile state.

Nigeria And Space Technology

Last week, two observation satellites belonging to Nigeria were launched in Russia. Christened Nigeria Sat-X and Nigeria Sat-2, the satellites had been in the works for some time, and were on test-runs until early this month.

Sudan: Additional Mass Graves Discovered in South Kordofan

The Satelite Sentinel project said on Wednesday that it held evidence of the existence of eight (8) mass graves in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, including two that had recently discovered in the state capital Kadugli.

History is Made As Nigeria Launches Two Satellites into Orbit

Determined to firm up its drive towards technological advancement, especially in relation to Information Communications Technology (ICT), Nigeria on Wednesday launched two satellites in faraway Russia after several postponements.

Namibian Satellite Centre to Warn of Disaster Threats

A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests. The Earth Observation and Satellite Applications Research and...

Satelites Records Evidence of Mass Graves in Sudan

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has revealed visual evidence of mass graves in South Kordofan, which corroborates new eyewitness reports, obtained by SSP, of systematic killings and mass burials by the North Sudan army in this conflict-torn region of Sudan. The evidence found by SSP is consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and northern Arab militias are engaging in a campaign of killing civilians.

Major Arab Offensive Could be Imminent in Sudan

A major military offensive may be in the offing in the northern Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan, a monitoring group said Saturday. The Satellite Sentinel...