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Archive January 2014

South African drug, biotech research gets funding boost

Cape Town – South African scientists are to receive funding worth 370 million rand (US$33.5 million) through partnerships to develop new medicines, vaccines and other biotechnologies to tackle HIV/AIDS,malaria and tuberculosis over the next five years.

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The social history of a ‘moral panic’ in Nigeria

It’s déjà vu all over again. Thirty five years ago, Stuart Hall and colleagues wrote one of the founding works of Cultural Studies, Policing the Crisis: Mugging, the State, and Law and Order.

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We can get more children into school and improve their learning

In Ethiopia, we have reason to be very proud of the progress we have made in education over the past decade.

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FAO Marks Launch of the African Year of Agriculture

Rome – Agriculture must become the engine for growth that Africa needs to eradicate hunger and boost sustainable food production, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on January 29.

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Kenya’s Journey Towards Zero New HIV Infections Falters

Nairobi – In early January 2008, during the violence that rocked Kenya after disputed general elections, a man knocked at Lucia Wakonyo’s gate at Mathare Valley, in the sprawling Mathare slum.

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Falling Leaves: Kenya’s Farmers Falter as Tea Prices Drop

Nyeri – The end of the year is usually bonus season in Nyeri, the centre of Kenya’s tea growing region. At this time, farmers in the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya, hills thick with the precious crop, receive an extra annual dividend and descend on Nyeri to paint the town red.

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