Africa News Headlines for 10 January 2016

A selection of Africa news headlines from publications around the globe over the past 24 hours. Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act Source: NPR/Goats and Soda Conflict in South Sudan has ended: Ramaphosa Source: SABC Netflix now available all over Africa Source: Africa IT News Oishi eyes South African market …

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Shortened drug-resistant TB treatment trial raises hope

By Linda Nordling [CAPE TOWN] A clinical trial in Francophone Africa has raised hope that a drastically shortened treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) could cut costs and reduce suffering on the continent. Interim results from the radical nine-month treatment course showed an 80.9 per cent cure rate among patients with MDR-TB in nine African …

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Africa’s border disputes are set to rise – but there are ways to stop them

Gbenga Oduntan, University of Kent Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in Africa. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. African national borders are afflicted by a multitude of troubles that …

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Digital stories could hold the key to multilingual literacy for African children

Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia Learning to read in your first language is a firm step on the path to multilingualism. Leading literacy and language scholar Jim Cummins reports that “children who come to school with a solid foundation in their mother tongue develop stronger literacy abilities in the school language.” The benefits of …

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Boko Haram will talk up links to Islamic State, but joint activity is unlikely

By Natasha Underhill, Nottingham Trent University [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] In an audio message posted on social media, extremist group Boko Haram appears to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State. Boko Haram has, in the past, been linked to al-Qaeda, the organisation from which IS itself emerged. But now it …

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