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Archive April 2011

Nigerian biosafety bill may fail

Supporters of genetically modified (GM) crop technology fear that their four-year effort to get a biosafety bill enacted in Nigeria may have been in vain if the country’s upper house fails to pass it before its tenure ends next month (29 May).

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Kenya: Govt to provide health services to migrants

NAIROBI – The consultation will be the first of the many steps ahead and will provide a roadmap to ensure tangible actions take towards addressing issues of health of immigrants in Kenya.

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“How do you feel being a young, black person in South Africa?”

Apr28

The People’s Summit for Quality Education – a landmark gathering of 360 learners, parents, teachers and unions, NGOs, academics and students, is a south african movement asking for quality and equal education for all. The summit will take place in Khayelitsha and the University of Cape Town on June 25–27. Source: Africa is a country

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The Fine Arts in South Africa: Towards straddling the great divide

The fine arts in South Africa are not yet representative of our not-so-new democracy. Nor have they gained their own voice in the broader art world. While South Africa has stamped its imprint on the world of opera and film, with diverse products like U-Carmen eKhayelitsha and District 9, while our theatre and culture has fed the world, the fine arts continue to stagnate in a foetid and untransformed backwater, hemmed in by stale commercial and academic influences abetted by indolent state oversight.

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SUDAN: Concern grows for civilians in Southern clashes

A sharp rise in conflict in Southern Sudan is raising concerns for the safety of civilians and aid workers, less than three months to go before the formal independence of the fledgling nation, officials warn.

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Soul Food

Apr27

The trailer for director Byron Hurt‘s new film “Soul Food Junkies.” The film, “… explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its affect on African-American health, good and bad.

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