Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 January 2016

A selection of news headlines about Africa south of the Sahara published over the past 24 hours. India scouts for oil and gas assets in Africa on crude price fall Source: Economic Times Gabon’s Ping Chosen As Main Opposition Candidate For 2016 Polls Source: Leadership SPLM-IO leadership recalls back to Pagak senior members of advance …

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Africa’s space policy opens a new front in aid

By Nick Ishmael Perkins With a billion people still in poverty, could rocket science be just what development needs? In October 2015, African science and education ministers adopted the continent’s first space policy. [1] The accompanying strategy is due to be ratified by heads of state at the African Union summit later this month. The …

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Weekly Roundup of Uganda News Headlines – 28 October 2015

A selection of Uganda news headlines from the week of October 21-18, 2015, gathered from publications around the globe. Uganda calls for new approach in addressing extremism in Africa Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Uganda’s wildlife ‘travels’ to the UN Source: The Daily Monitor Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Travels to Uganda and Ethiopia Source: U.S. Department of …

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Mugabe takes the cake when it comes to gaffes – but he’s not alone

Pieter Nagel, University of Limpopo Whose line is it anyway? I remember coming back to South Africa from my first overseas trip to Europe in 1999. We were beginning our second semester of teaching in English Studies at the university at the time and I was scheduled to teach a few lectures on a Shakespearean …

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