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Development focus for Côte-d'Ivoire research fundSCIDEV.NET | 02 May 2012
[ABIDIJAN] A new wave of research grants for young researchers in Côte-d'Ivoire will be handed out in June, in response to a call for projects from the Programme of Strategic Support to Scientific Research (PASRES).The grants are intended to support young researchers, who often struggle to...
Un laboratoire d'avant-garde sur l'eau au Sénégalmediaterre.org | 14 Dec 2011
L'Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès (EPT), au Sénégal, a créé en 2010 une nouvelle entité, s'appuyant sur ses équipes oeuvrant dans le domaine de l'eau et de l'environnement: le Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l'Eau et de l'Environnement (LASTEE). Ce laboratoire voulait permettre, par une...
Sénégal: Financement de la recherche - 24 projets subventionnés par le Firstfr.allafrica.com | 25 Nov 2011
Le Fonds d'impulsion pour la recherche scientifique et technique (First) qui est porté à 411 millions de F Cfa a subventionné 24 projets pour la première phase. Les sujets de recherches doivent répondre aux préoccupations des populations.Anastasie Manga, doctorante de l'Ecole doctorale ...
Twin Boost for TB Treatment in Swazilandips.org | 08 Apr 2011
The fight against tuberculosis in Swaziland will be reinforced on two fronts this month. A new tool for the quick and accurate diagnosis of TB will begin its roll out and a monthly stipend for treatment supporters will help ensure patients get through the lengthy and unpleasant course of TB drugs. Swaziland declared TB a national emergency on Mar. 24, World Tuberculosis Day. Swaziland has an estimated 11,000 TB patients, including 400 who have drug resistant strains of the disease.
Drought Resistant Crops to Fight Famine in UkambaniAfricaFiles | 03 Apr 2011
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project are funding a new program to introduce drought resistant crops to fight famine in Ukambani.
Africa: 'Toxic Sugar Bait' Could Help Control MalariaAllAfrica.com | 01 Apr 2011
Extracts from melon and guava, as well as beer and boric acid, can together make an irresistible, yet potentially fatal, trap for mosquitoes in arid and semi-arid areas, according to scientists.
Kenya: The 2010 short rains season assessment reportfeedproxy.google.com | 24 Mar 2011
An estimated 2.4 million persons, up from 1.6 million in August 2010, require food and non-food assistance for the next six months, at least. The interventions are required urgently, so as to bridge significant household food gaps while protecting livelihoods. The exceptionally poor performance of the 2010 October to December short rains occurred after similarly poor March-June long rains in the northern and northeastern pastoral areas; and the southeastern and coastal lowlands.
Somalia: Monthly Market Analysisfeedproxy.google.com | 17 Mar 2011
The Somali Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures changes in prices of a fixed minimum basket of goods and services, maintained its upward trend for the fifth month in succession in all regions in February 2011. Month on month inflation increased in all zones, mainly due to the rising prices of sorghum, sugar and milk (Northeast – 9%, Northwest – 6%, South – 5% and Central –2%).
Untapped crop data from Africa predicts corn peril if temperatures riseScienceDaily.com | 15 Mar 2011
Researchers have found a valuable, untapped resource in historical data from crop yield trials conducted across sub-Saharan Africa. Combined with weather records, they show that yield losses would occur across 65 percent of maize-growing areas from a temperature rise of a single degree Celsius, even with sufficient water. Data from yield tests in other regions of the world could help predict changes in crop yields from climate change.
Ordered disorder: African asylum seekers in Israel and discursive challenges to an emerging refugee ...feedproxy.google.com | 11 Mar 2011
This paper analyses Israel's response to a recent influx of African asylum seekers, a phenomenon whose nature and scale are unprecedented in Israel's history. It addresses three intertwined questions. What are the discursive challenges to the construction of an Israeli refugee regime? What dynamics foster their development? And how can those challenges be explained and deconstructed?
Southern Africa: Taking the risk out of subsistence farmingfeedproxy.google.com | 08 Mar 2011
Farming is a risky business anywhere in the world, but especially if you are a subsistence farmer in southern Africa, where a few weeks of too much or too little rain can wipe out your one hectare of maize and your ability to feed your family in the coming months.
New World Bank Plan of Support for Africafeedproxy.google.com | 02 Mar 2011
With Africa facing an unprecedented opportunity to transform itself and improve the lives of its people, the World Bank is responding with a new, ambitious strategy which could help African economies take off, the way the economies of Asia did 30 years ago.
Transparency International on oil companies and corruption: who is the most open?Guardian Unlimited | 01 Mar 2011
Are the world's oil companies fighting corruption - or helping perpetuate it? The report out today by Transparency International and Revenue Watch examines the polices of 44 companies responsible for 60% of the world's oil production. With the focus on the collapse of oil-rich Libya now, the behaviour of these big companies behind the scenes in countries around the world becomes even more important.