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#LPS19: ESA upgrades Africa partnerships

Professor Dr.Martin VISBECK (@mvisbeck), head of research at Geomar, shares his views on developing new partnership with Africa on preventing natural disasters and shaping relevant strategies between ESA and African institutions and universities. The interview granted at Living Planet Symposium Milan Italy #LPS19

The European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium has opened its working sessions today in Milan (Italy) Convention Centre MiCo.

This symposium focuses on Earth Observation contribution to science and society, and spreading knowledge on disruptive technologies and actors, changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which also reveals new challenges and opens opportunities for public and private sector interactions.

 

Italy dismantels jihadist network

Italian police arrested five Maghrebins as part of  a major operation against suspected supporters of Islamist terrorism in central and southern Italy. Previously a teacher, indoctrinating children with martyrdom ideology was also arrested in counter-terrorism operation.

“A vast anti-terrorism operation” was being carried out by special investigation forces based in Rome and region, namely in the nearby town of Latina, police said in a statement.

 The five Tunisians detained are suspected of being part of a broader network connected to Anis Amri, the other migrant from Tunis who killed 12 people when he drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin (2016).

Amri was shot dead by Italian police near Milan four days after the Berlin attack.