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South Africa in flames

  Spontaneous outbreak or insurrection? South Africa | DAVID EVERATT | South Africans spent most of mid-July glued to their news outlets, from established media outlets to TikTok, from streaming news to old-fashioned printed words, to see just one thing: would Jacob Zuma blink? Would the country finally get some …

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GM mosquitoes to fight malaria

Ugandan scientists seek integrated approach to tackle killer disease Scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) plans to undertake a research on genetically engineered mosquitoes to tackle malaria.  Dr. Jonathan Kayondo, the principal investigator Target Malaria Uganda and Senior Research Officer at UVRI had an email interview with The …

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Fight over Covidex

Mistakes Prof. Ogwang, his lawyers, employers shouldn’t make Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Prof. Patrick Ogwang, the pharmacist now renowned for the supportive Covid-19 herbal remedy, Covidex, is being challenged by his employer; Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), over the ownership rights. In June, the National Drug …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Big fight over COVIDEX

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Fight over Covidex: Mistakes Prof. Ogwang, his lawyers, employers shouldn’t make THE LAST WORD South Africa’s slippery slope: Why the arrest and detention of Jacob Zuma is dangerous for the unity and stability …

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Africa: clean cooking

Lifting the lid on dirty cooking fuels and calling for clean cooking solutions to millions of African households COMMENT | MO IBRAHIM AND MARY ROBINSON | When world leaders gather at summits to discuss global issues, do they ever stop to ask how the food was prepared or by whom? …

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