Tag: South Africa

Hunt for mysterious interpreter who faked sign language at Mandela memorial / Catastrophic Security Failure

 Published time: December 11, 2013 21:06                                                                             President Barack Obama delivers a speech next to a sign language interpreter (R) during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.(AFP Photo / Alexander Joe) South Africa is searching for a sign […]

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 […]

Paranoia Has Undermined US Democracy

By Dirk Kurbjuweit While far from a dictatorship, the United States has employed a number of paranoid tactics that delegitimize its democracy. This phenomenon is on display in the fictional TV series “Homeland,” which depicts hysterical CIA agents in a hysterical country. Agent Carrie Mathison is a topical […]

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 […]

Foreigners arrested for trying to spread Christianity in Libya: ” We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security”

Feb 17, 2013 01:43 Moscow Time Photo: EPA Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday. “They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were […]

High levels of DDT in breast milk

The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa. The values lie well over the limits set by the World Health Organization. DDT has been used for many years in South Africa, sprayed indoors to fight […]

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 […]