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Africa Geospatial Forum postponed due to Ebola outbreak

Nigeria seen from space

The Africa Geospatial Forum, scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 19 and 20 August 2014, had to be postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in the region, as the organizers

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Mon, 18/08/2014 - 07:44
latitude: 
6.52438
longitude: 
3.37921

Fires in Africa captured by a NASA satellite

Fires in West Africa

Agricultural burning is widespread in Africa and fires keep on breaking out in different regions.

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Fri, 31/01/2014 - 13:12
latitude: 
9.31069
longitude: 
-10.5963

Nigeria: Consultation of West Africa Disaster Management Committee

Regional committee for disaster management in West Africa (GECEAO).

UNSPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria (National Space Research and Development Agency - NASRDA) participated in the 2013 annual consultation of the regional committee for disaster

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Tue, 18/06/2013 - 09:11
latitude: 
9.06667
longitude: 
7.48333

West Africa: ECOWAS emergency disaster management meeting

Floods in northeastern Nigeria in August 2011 captured by NASA's Aqua satellite

To strengthen the preparedness and response capacities of West African countries to natural disasters, the ECOWAS secretariat in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, Tuesday began hosting a three-day

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Fri, 07/06/2013 - 11:27
latitude: 
9.06667
longitude: 
7.48333

International Charter again activated for Floods in Africa

The International Charter "Space and Major Disaster" was activated twice last week for floods in Africa: Chad and Nigeria.

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Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:21

International Charter activated for floods in three Western African countries

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has been activated three times in the past two days to provide satellite imagery and maps regarding floods in Niger, Senegal and Nigeria.

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Wed, 29/08/2012 - 16:16

International Charter activated for floods in Senegal

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated on Sunday 26 of August 2012 in the region of Diourbel, Senegal.

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Tue, 28/08/2012 - 09:24