2012-03-13 04:56:54Future of Unesco Science Prize Still in Doubt[SciDev.Net]
A controversial US$3 million research prize, seen by many African countries as the first science award 'given by Africans for Africans', has been formally adopted by UNESCO after years of wrangling - but it remains uncertain whether the prize will be awarded any time soon.
Wednesday, 12-04-13, 13:55A Taste of Egypt's New Protest Law[HRW]I rushed to Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Sunday. About 500 students at Cairo University's School of Engineering - who had declared a strike on their campus earlier that day - were flooding into the square to protest the security forces' killing of a student, Mohamed Reda, in clashes last week. Rumor had it that many were Muslim Brotherhood supporters, massing in Tahrir for the first time in months. The interim president issued a new law on November 24 restricting public assembly, and I feared police mig
Wednesday, 12-04-13, 13:53John Githongo - 'Kenya Inc's Software Downgrade'[African Arguments]John Githongo is the CEO of Inuka Trust and former Permanent Secretary for Governance and Ethics appointed by the then President, Mwai Kibaki, in 2003.
Wednesday, 12-04-13, 13:43Thrilling Opening Day of Regional U20s[Cosafa]Hosts Lesotho twice came from behind to force a 2-2 draw with Comoros, while Botswana defeated Swaziland 2-0 on a thrilling opening day of the 2013 COSAFA Youth Championships in Maseru on Tuesday.
Wednesday, 12-04-13, 13:26Behind Malaria Prevalence in North Cameroon[IRIN]Yaounde -Warmer weather, low bed nets use and heavy rains have been blamed for a recent upsurge in malaria in northern Cameroon, but public health in this region has also been undermined by weak medical services and widespread poverty.