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2012-03-13 04:56:54 Future 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.

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Friday, 08-29-14, 13:49Court to Rule On Tobiko's Application for Sh1 Billion Heroin Ship to Be Destroyed[The Star]Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has Friday afternoon moved to court seeking orders to have a ship that was intercepted off the Kenyan coast with narcotics destroyed.
Friday, 08-29-14, 13:48Picking the Best Ideas[Namibia Economist]In the previous two articles I reviewed the issue of coming up with great ideas - the source of innovation. Now that the organisation has generated lots of great ideas, you realise that you do not have the capacity to implement all the ideas, and you will have to choose the top ideas to make the best use of scarce resources. This is an issue which all organisations struggle with, finite capacity is the reality for all of us.
Friday, 08-29-14, 13:47We Were Right - Martin[Namibian]African Stars chairman Sidney Martin said the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Appeals Committee's decision to overturn the club's two-year suspension on Wednesday proved that "the Namibia Premier League does not understand its own rules".
Friday, 08-29-14, 13:44The Drainage Canals[Daily Observer]It was a welcome development when the government commenced the construction of major and feeder roads as well as a central drainage system around the Greater Banjul Area. There was massive jubilation from all corners that the dreams of transforming the country into a modern nation state are a step closer to reality. There was also the belief that flooding and stagnant waters inundating the community, which was a characteristic of urban Gambia during the wet season, would become history.
Friday, 08-29-14, 13:31Two Bodies Found Near El Ktef Port in Ben Guerdane[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Two bodies in a state of decomposition carried by marine currents from Libya were found by the Navy and National Guard Coast units on Thursday at around 2:00 p.m.

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