Trina Solar provides 167MW of PV modules to Europe’s largest PV project

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On August 9, Trina Solar Limited (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”) announced that the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer will provide 167MW of PV modules to the largest solar PV project in Europe. ACS Group and its subsidiary Cobra, specialized in turnkey energetic infrastructures, are building up the power station in Mula, Murcia province (Spain) which will cover 1,000 hectares with a total power capacity…

Astellas Announces Acquisition of Quethera

Acquisition furthers Astellas’ commitment to innovation in ophthalmology with addition of novel gene therapy program for glaucoma TOKYO and CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa,Ph.D., “Astellas”) and Quethera Limited (CEO: Peter Widdowson, Ph.D., “Quethera”) today announced that Astellas has acquired Quethera, a gene therapy company headquartered in the United Kingdom, that is focused on developing novel treatments for ocular disorders, such…

Kenya Evicts Forest Settlers to Protect East Africa’s Water

NAROK, KENYA, Kenyan authorities are evicting thousands of settlers they say are encroaching on the protected Maasai Mau Forest, the source of several rivers that feed lakes across East Africa. The settlers from the Kalenjin community say they were duped by wealthy landowners into buying fake titles to public land.Authorities have neither prosecuted the landowners nor offered those evicted any compensation.Samuel Towett has lived in the Maasai Mau Forest for…

IGAD HOLDS EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERIAL MEETING IN KHARTOUM ON SOUTH SUDAN

KHARTOUM, The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-nation Horn of Africa bloc opened an extraordinary ministerial session in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, Thursday to discuss ways to boost the peace process in South Sudan.In his address at the opening of the 64th extraordinary session of the the Council of Ministers of IGAD, Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said the meeting aims to give a new spirit to the negotiations…

SUDAN HOLDS MINISTERIAL MEETING WITH NEIGHBOURS ON BORDER ISSUES

KHARTOUM, The 3rd Ministerial Meeting on Border Co-operation in security and monitoring between Sudan, Libya, Niger and Chad was held here Thursday.Sudanese Foreign Minister Dr. Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed said at the opening session that the firm joint historical and cultural ties among the participating countries made it necessary for joint work and co-operation among them in the security, economic and social fields so as to guarantee security and stability in…

Analysts Warn of Overly Bloated South Sudan Government

NAIROBI, South Sudan's government and opposition groups have begun the process of implementing the peace agreement signed last week. But some analysts warn it will be difficult to maintain the bloated government for three years.South Sudanese leaders will have a three-year transitional period to put the country on a path toward peace and resettle its people, both those who fled the country and those internally displaced.During the transition period, the…