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Archive September 2014

Opinion: The fight against the long-term effects of child hunger reaches fever pitch

Sep28

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‘Children just need to be allowed to grow to their full potential and good things will follow’, write Noel Marie Zagre, UNICEF’s Regional Nutrition Adviser for Eastern & Southern Africa, and Gary Quince, Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union.

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A book review of ‘Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention’

African Arguments correspondent Christoph Vogel reviews Séverine Autesserre’s latest book: ‘Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention‘. 

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Creating a new generation of African research leaders

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme was founded 25 years ago as a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom and the Kenya Medical Research Institute. Originally a small project researching malaria on the Kenyan coast, it is now one of the largest health research institutions in Africa, researching all the causes of ill health in Kenya.

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Travelling while black

Travelling through Asia as a black African is a harrowing, vibrant and enriching experience, writes Martha Mukaiwa in a blog post for AFRICA IS A COUNTRY.

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Q&A on fast-tracking Ebola vaccine human trials

Oxford – In response to the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa, scientists in the United Kingdom and United States last week launched human trials of an Ebola vaccine candidate, and the plan is to carry out trials in Mali too within the next few weeks.

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Demilitarizing epidemic diseases in Africa

President Obama has responded to the Ebola crisis in Africa by sending 3,000 military personnel to the affected region. The real beneficiary of this militarised messianism is, in fact, the military-industrial complex back in the US.

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