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How Africa's researchers are solving Africa's health problems

Professor Yasien Sayed, at Wits University in Johannesburg, recently celebrated a colossal advance in the study of HIV. Big pharma doesn't differentiate between the strain of HIV caught by people living in sub-Saharan Africa and the strains caught in Europe and America. This is a major problem …

Meet Microsoft’s first female country manager in Africa | | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

December 2, 2013 • Top Stories, West Africa<p>Microsoft has announced the appointment of Otema Yirenkyi as the company’s first country manager for …

Post-Mandela South Africa is in good shape

<b>The South African writer Andre Brink, an Afrikaner who defied apartheid, once wrote of his country as a place where thoughts for the future demanded that fear be set aside, however difficult that might be. "Such a long journey ahead," he wrote, is "not a question of imagination but of faith".</b><p>I …

France: Out of Africa and back?

When Francois Hollande took over power, he was swift in implementing the decision taken under the Sarkozy administration to dismantle the <i>cellule Africaine de l'Elysee (</i>Africa Cell). This special unit of presidential advisors, who were responsible for safeguarding French interests in Africa, …

Somali media workers get jail sentences for posting interview with alleged rape victim

Reporters Without Borders condemns the jail terms that a Mogadishu regional court passed today on Shabelle Media Network chairman Abdiimalik Yusuf …

Al Jazeera News on Twitter: "Video: A staggering 90 percent of children displaced by fighting in CAR now have life-threatening malaria. Watch now: http://t.co/P5cxDkrv4Q"

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The True Size of Africa An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years

We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years.<p>This clip was featured in “The West Wing,” but map dishonesty is anything but …

Zimbabwe farmers benefit from cattle collateral

<b>A new bank in rural Zimbabwe does not have air conditioning or smartly dressed clerks - instead it has cow dung and labourers wearing overalls.</b><p>In fact its branches are farms and its employees often go out to collect their deposits from their customers.<p>One such customer, Stephen Chikoto, looks on as …

Violence displaces 200,000 in CAR | Central African Republic News

The UN has said that more than 200,000 people in the Central African Republic have been forced from their homes.<p>Christians of the Anti-Balaka militia raided Muslim neignbourhoods in a country that has been seeing tit-for-tat violence since a mainly Muslim rebel group, named Seleka, seized power in …

South Sudan clashes 'kill 400-500' after coup claim

<b>Hundreds of people are believed to have died in clashes between rival South Sudan army factions, the UN says, quoting unconfirmed reports.</b><p>UN diplomats said they had been told by sources in the capital, Juba, that the death toll was between 400 and 500.<p>South Sudan has seen two days of clashes …

Massive statue of Pharaoh Taharqa discovered deep in Sudan

No statue of a pharaoh has ever been found further south of Egypt than this one. At the height of his reign, King Taharqa controlled an empire …

Nelson Mandela's 'long walk to freedom ends' as he is buried

Nelson Mandela is buried in Qunu, mourned by more than 4,500 who hail South Africa's "greatest son"<p>The Thembu tribe look to their ancestors for advice in times good and bad. Now, they have the best adviser of all.<p><b>Nelson Mandela was buried on Sunday</b> in a ceremony that was not really like him, a …

Kenya agonises over medical standoff

The crisis between the Kenyan government and health workers is leaving many patients without care.<p>Now a court has banned doctors and nurses in public hospitals from going on strike. And the government warned those who defy the court order that they would be replaced.<p>Medical workers said they are …

Tomorrow Is Bernanke's Last-Ever Scheduled FOMC Press Conference

Anyway, tomorrow is his last ever scheduled press conference, though not his last ever meeting at the helm, which will be in January.<p>Here's Mike O'Rourke of JonesTrading:<p>Although tomorrow is not Chairman Bernanke's last FOMC meeting, it is his final scheduled press conference. As we have noted …

South Sudan's Riek Machar profiled

<b>Once married to a British aid worker, Riek Machar has been a central figure in Sudanese and South Sudanese politics for around three decades.</b><p>After more than two years of civil war, he has now returned to the capital, Juba, to take the post in a new unity government.<p>Mr Machar is reputed to be a wily …

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