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Daily Archives: May 25, 2016

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa’s thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised by speakers at the Africa Day celebr ...

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Huawei sues Samsung over patents

Huawei sues Samsung over patents

Huawei is suing its tech rival Samsung over claims that its patents have been infringed. The Chinese firm said it was pursuing its South Korean rival in two courts - one in Califo ...

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Why getting medical information from Wikipedia isn’t always a bad idea

Why getting medical information from Wikipedia isn’t always a bad idea

Gwinyai Masukume, University of the Witwatersrand and James Heilman, University of British Columbia Wikipedia’s detractors will tell you that the site is inaccurate, incomplete an ...

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Limited food options take their toll on the health of South Africa’s rural poor

Limited food options take their toll on the health of South Africa’s rural poor

Angela McIntyre, University of Pretoria In the past 20 years, researchers have linked the increase of obesity and chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension in low- and middl ...

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Africa’s rising middle class: time to sort out fact from fiction

Africa’s rising middle class: time to sort out fact from fiction

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria Since the turn of the century the middle classes of the global South have taken centre stage in economic policy circles. Animated by diversi ...

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More Africans are accessing health care — but states still have work to do

More Africans are accessing health care — but states still have work to do

Daniel Armah-Attoh, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana; Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana, and Richard Houessou, African School of Economics People ac ...

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Kenya’s economy to grow by 6% in 2016

Kenya’s economy to grow by 6% in 2016

The economy of Kenya is expected to expand by 6 percent in 2016 after 5.6 percent growth last year, the country’s central bank governor said on Tuesday. Governor Patrick Njoroge a ...

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EgyptAir crash: Explosion is only an assumption

EgyptAir crash: Explosion is only an assumption

The chief forensic officer in Egypt says that reports that an EgyptAir plane was brought down by an explosion last week are mere assumptions. Hesham Abdelhamid is quoted by the st ...

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Happy Africa Day!

Happy Africa Day!

A host of events have been organised to commemorate Africa Day in and around Africa this week. Poets, musicians, fashion designers, dancers and fine artists and politicians are ce ...

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African proverb of the day 25/05/2016

African proverb of the day 25/05/2016

You learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down. Bateke proverb ...

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