Tag: Africa

AIDS guidelines for children may not improve death rates but may improve treatment access ( Yes, you read that right )

Contact: Fiona Godwin medicinepress@plos.org Public Library of Science Recent changes to World Health Organization guidelines for starting anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy—ART)  in young children are unlikely to improve death rates but may increase the numbers of children receiving ART by simplifying access to treatment,  according to a study […]

Obama’s Africa trip will cost taxpayers $100 mln

  Published time: June 24, 2013 18:53                                                                             U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.(Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa is estimated to cost American taxpayers $100 million – a hefty travel expense that has sparked criticism as the federal government is […]

Pentagon leaning on Chinese satellite for Africa Command communications : ” sparked outcry by disclosing its lease of bandwidth from a Chinese satellite “

    On the heels of a new presidential resolution for US government agencies to avoid Chinese IT hardware over security concerns, the Pentagon has sparked outcry by disclosing its lease of bandwidth from a Chinese satellite. According to Pentagon spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Monica Matoush, the US Africa […]

Guccifer releases second trove of Clinton emails

  Published time: March 22, 2013 18:17                                                                              Hillary Clinton.(AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan) The hacker that has targeted Hillary Clinton and the Presidents Bush has leaked a new trove of classified emails to RT that discuss in detail the Algerian hostage crisis and the relationship between the United […]

New Chinese President Xi aims to paint Africa red

Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Published time: March 12, 2013 10:51                                                                             China’s Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping (Reuters/Jason Lee) The fact that China’s incoming president, Xi Jinping, is set to visit Africa on his first foreign trip is […]

2 dead, hundreds injured in Egypt clashes

Mar 4, 2013 02:06 Moscow Time Photo: EPA Two police officers died and more than 400 people were injured in Sunday’s clashes in Port Said, Egypt, when hundreds of local residents protested the authorities’ decision to move to another prison 39 people accused of involvement in a riot […]

France launches air strike in Mali

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:47 GMT Reuters France’s President Francois Hollande leaves after delivering a statement on the situation in Mali at the Elysee Palace in Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer * French armed forces launch Mali operation * French carry out air strike * France’s Hollande ‘cannot accept’ rebellion […]

Military planners prepare for war in Mali

    Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:10 GMT      Source: reuters By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Military experts from Africa, the United Nations and Europe have drawn up preliminary plans to recapture northern Mali from al Qaeda-linked rebels, African officials said on Tuesday. A source with knowledge […]

Ebola antibody treatment, produced in plants, protects monkeys from lethal disease: Even 48 hours after exposure

Contact: Caree Vander Linden caree.vanderlinden@us.army.mil US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases   A new Ebola virus study resulting from a widespread scientific collaboration has shown promising preliminary results, preventing disease in infected nonhuman primates using monoclonal antibodies. In this week’s online edition of the Proceedings of […]

Algeria caught in quandary over Mali crisis

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:15 GMT Source: reuters * UN calls for dialogue as well as military preparations * Algeria opposes foreign intervention in Mali and elsewhere * Advocates talks, but not with “terrorists, criminals” By Alistair Lyon ALGIERS, Oct 14 (Reuters) – North African heavyweight Algeria is […]

Chloroquine makes comeback to combat malaria

global health Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed. At the same time, resistance monitoring at the University of Copenhagen shows that the previously efficacious […]

Probiotics to Decontaminate Your Gut?

  Heavy metals and other toxins frequently contaminate food and water. The culprits read like a litany of bad actors—lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium—but their numbers run into the thousands. Microbes have long been enlisted for bioremediation, but they also have the potential to protect us from toxins, […]

Malaria Cure? “Single-dose cure but might also be able to block transmission of the parasite from person to person”

African antimalarial research bears first fruit Promising new compound becomes the first stemming from an African–MMV collaboration to enter preclinical development 28 August 2012 A recently discovered compound from the aminopyridine class, code named MMV390048, caused quite a stir at the MMV Expert Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) meeting […]