Archive | November 20, 2012

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover update: Something interesting in Mars soil sample

November 20, 2012

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity rover preparing for Thanksgiving activities We will have to wait a few weeks to find out what could be history making NASA PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity completed a touch-and-go inspection of one rock on Sunday, Nov. 18, then pivoted and, on the same day, drove toward a Thanksgiving […]

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Urban African news: Nairobi’s new commuter rail and Nigeria’s capital city’s compensation for population resettlement

November 20, 2012

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Nairobi, Kenya’s new commuter rail system The train will run between the city center and the suburb of Syokimau, where Kenya has built its first railway station in more than 80 years. Daily Nation President Mwai Kibaki on November 13, 2012  launched the Syokimau Rail Service marking a major milestone in the history of railway […]

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French oil company, Total sells stake in Nigerian offshore block to Sinopec for $2.5 Billion

November 20, 2012

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French oil company, Total sells stake in Nigerian offshore block to Sinopec for $2.5 Billion By Roseline Okere The Guardian (Nigeria) French oil company, Total SA, has divested its 20 per cent interest in OML 138 block to a wholly owned subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), for approximately $2.5 billion (N400 billion) in cash, […]

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