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Archive September 2010

Climate model gives early warning of malaria outbreaks

MOMBASA –  The war on malaria in East Africa has been stepped up with the launch of a computer model that predicts disease outbreaks in the region 90 days in advance.

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Sudan: International community accused of neglecting Darfur

KHARTOUM – The government of Sudan is using the shift in international attention away from Darfur and toward the upcoming North-South referendum to continue its pattern of rights violations against the people of the region.

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Somaliland: the unexpected travel destination

Somaliland, with marvellous beaches, breathtaking diving opportunities, scenic mountains and rich culture, is the definitive frontier of tourism. Not because it is unsafe, but because there is absolutely no tourism infrastructure and you’ll feel like you are the first visitor.

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Google awards African math centres

As part of a project to fund world-changing ideas, Google has awarded US$2 million to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) for its Next Einstein Initiative (NEI), a plan that will accelerate higher education in math and science across Africa.

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Nigeria: Extending women’s rights through Sharia law

BAOBAB, a Nigerian non-governmental organisation (NGO), uses Sharia law to assist Nigerian women.

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Long-awaited microbicide gel faces funding shortfall

OUDTSHOORN, SOUTH AFRICA South African scientists are in New York this week trying to secure funding for the final trials of a vaginal gel that could save millions of lives by giving women the chance to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS.

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