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Withstanding Crises and Redressing Inequalities Key to Africa's Continued Progress (Page 1 of 2)

ALL AFRICA

[UNDP]Tokyo -Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by...
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1 hour 47 minutes ago

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? (Page 1 of 2)

ALL AFRICA

[allAfrica]Cape Town -While a number of African countries have recently made some progress in improving the quality of life of their people, nearly as many are backsliding, according to the latest United Nations statistics. And across the board,...
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on Thu Jul 24 10:29 PM

Glaxo Files Its Entry in Race for a Malaria Vaccine

WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA

An experimental malaria vaccine GlaxoSmithKline filed with regulators could help fight one of the world's biggest killers—but a rival compound partly developed in a Maryland kitchen could prove even more effective.
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on Thu Jul 24 3:04 PM

South Sudanese Propose Moving Capital

VOICE OF AMERICA

Hundreds of residents of Western Bahr el Ghazal rallied in the state capital this week for a somewhat unusual cause: they want the national capital of South Sudan to be relocated from Juba to their state capital, Wau. “Wau is an old town and...
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on Thu Jul 24 11:28 AM

GSK Seeks Approval for World's First Malaria Vaccine

VOICE OF AMERICA

GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot -- called RTS,S -- is intended exclusively for use outside...
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on Thu Jul 24 9:00 AM

Bill Gates Foundation,To Benefits Africa Greatly

NEWS FROM AFRICA

One of the foundations major programmes is the fight against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 200 million people a year and kills more than 600,000 people with nine out of 10 deaths being in Africa.
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on Thu Jul 24 6:33 AM

GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine | Reuters

REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for use in children in Africa.
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on Thu Jul 24 4:39 AM

In Speech to Ethiopian students, Bill Gates Urges African Countries to Continue to Learn From Each Other

ALL AFRICA

[Gates Foundation]Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today set out why he is optimistic for Africa’s future, stating that “the rise of this continent will depend on whether leaders – here in Ethiopia and all across...
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on Thu Jul 24 4:37 AM

Bill Gates Finally Gets His College Degree (Page 1 of 7)

ALL AFRICA

[Gates Foundation]Bill Gates is no stranger to honorary degrees. In 2007 he even got an honorary doctorate from Harvard, where he had dropped out as an undergraduate years three decades earlier. But he seems especially touched by the degree...
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on Thu Jul 24 3:47 AM

Nigeria may have no polio cases next year, says Bill Gates | Reuters

REUTERS

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nigeria could cut the number of polio cases to zero next year and be declared free of the disease in 2018 even though a national eradication campaign has had to contend with an insurgency in the north, Bill Gates told Reuters.
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