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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, 07-31-15, 12:25The Secret to Ethiopia's Counterterrorism Success[Al Jazeera] After the fanfare accorded to the United States President Barack Obama by Kenya, the last stop was Ethiopia.
Friday, 07-31-15, 12:20Counterterror Law Endangers Rights, Say NGOs[HRW] Tunis -Tunisia's new counterterrorism law imperils human rights and lacks the necessary safeguards against abuse, eight nongovernmental organizations said today.
Friday, 07-31-15, 12:16The Country Celebrates the Success of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (ADRP)[ICF] Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) marked the successful implementation and the official closing of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (ADRP) at KIAC's newly unveiled office located in Nyarutarama.
Friday, 07-31-15, 12:07Heavy Fighting Erupts in Baladweyne Town[Shabelle] Somalia troops, along with African Union (AMISOM) forces from Ethiopia have clashed with Al Qaeda linked Al Shabab militants in north of Baladweyne town, capital of Hiran region, officials and residents said.
Friday, 07-31-15, 12:03Sahel Sahara - the Missing Link[Centre 4s] Summer time is the season when rains start to make the desert friendlier and when radicals and their associates feel blessed. In competition, the new hardliners of Daech and the old radicals of Aqim have however many reasons to feel upbeat this summer and next winter. That is unless North Africa two powerful states, Algeria and Morocco, decide to join hands with their sub Saharan neighbors against violent extremism.

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