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Archive December 2010

Women IT geeks click in men’s domain

Information technology, long dominated by men, is taking on a feminine look. While the arguments over how to get a better gender balance in the tech space fly back and forth, there’s a small army of women who are making a mark in the tech world.

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Africom Blues

An academic article I wrote in the current issue of the journal Africa Today offers a new explanation for negative African reactions to the US Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM).

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Women call for cautious approach to male circumcision

A new report from the US-based body, the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) and ATHENA Network’s Women’s HIV Prevention Tracking Project capturing perspectives of women from sub-Saharan Africa, calls for  the cautious rollout of” medical male circumcision, MMC, and “recommends on how to programme its scale-up to ensure MMC is safe and beneficial to whole communities.”

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Mobile phones to the rescue for HIV positive mothers

NAIROBIPumwani Maternity Hospital, in the impoverished Nairobi neighbourhood of Eastlands, is the site of a trial project using mobile phones to help HIV-positive mothers avoid passing the virus on to their children.

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Empowering the Girl child

Dec28

NAIROBI Ngara High  School looks  like many  hard-scrabbled  boarding  schools  in Nairobi; overcrowded. But the girl’s school is at the forefront of a new-styled secondareducation in Kenya. It is one of only ten schools that is focusing on empowering teenage girls and teaching them to say no to violence against women. A Video By a24media.com

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Is China greening Africa?

Is China smartening up its environmental and social act in Africa? It certainly wants to be seen as doing just that’, writes Stephen Marks.

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