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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, 04-18-14, 11:52Bouteflika Camp Claims Polls Win[RFI]Supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika claim he has won a "crushing victory" in his bid to win a fourth term as Algeria's president. His main rival claims there has been "massive fraud".
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:40UN Chief Again Calls for End to Fighting[UN News]On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:38Healing the Visible and Invisible Wounds[ICRC]When bullets smashed through the walls of a house in Pinga, they left a little girl dead and her sister Chimène (7) seriously injured. Surgeons at Goma hospital had to amputate Chimène's left arm in order to save her life.
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:36Ebola Stretches Guinea's Health System[AlertNet]EBOLA cases are stretching Guinea's fragile health system as the death toll continues to rise in the West African state, warns children's charity Plan International.
Friday, 04-18-14, 11:33Fifty-Fifty Gender Representation Possible[Gender Links]Windhoek -Nora Schimming-Chase, former Namibian Ambassador and Member of Parliament, has expressed her disappointment with the current situation surrounding the lack of positive and progressive action towards a 50-50 initiative on gender representation in Parliament. She made the remarks at the official opening of the Namibia SADC Protocol@Work Summit held on 14 April.

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