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Africa trade bust ‘biggest ever’

Five African countries have worked with Interpol to arrest dozens of illegal traders and seize a tonne of ivory products.

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Africa trade bust ‘biggest ever’ this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Mon November 17, 2008
Five African countries have worked with Interpol to arrest dozens of illegal traders and seize a tonne of ivory products.

Bednets pay off with plunge in malaria cases in Gambia

Source: CBC, Mon November 03, 2008
Banjul, Gambia - The incidence of malaria in Gambia fell substantially in five years, mainly thanks to strategies protecting pregnant women and children, researchers said.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Gates Foundation tackles a giant that preys on Africa’s children

Source: Seattle Times, Wed October 03, 2007
Bagamoyo, Tanzania - On vaccination days, pharmacist Abel Mdemu unsnaps the padlock on the old Bagamoyo Hospital morgue after lunch.

Gambia Ratifies Protocols On Women’s Rights

Source: All Africa, Mon May 01, 2006
Banjul, Gambia - The Gambia has now ratified Articles 5,6,7 and 14 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.

WEST AFRICA: Tandja wins new ECOWAS mandate

Source: IRIN, Sat January 14, 2006
Niamey, Niger - President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has been re-elected chairman of the West African regional group ECOWAS at a summit where leaders pledged strides in bolstering peace across the world?s poorest region.

MRC study finds vaccine eliminates HIB disease in the Gambia

Source: News Medical, Thu June 30, 2005
London - A Medical Research Council (MRC) study results, announced online today in The Lancet, illustrate that a routine immunisation programme in The Gambia has been successful at eliminating the incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease.

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