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Cherry-flavored malaria drug launched for kids

Dakar, Senegal - Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is launching a new cherry-flavored malaria drug that it says children will be less likely to spit out.
"If our children accept this new form (of the malaria drug) then it will mark a major step forward."
- Safiatou Thiam Sy, health minister

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Cherry-flavored malaria drug launched for kids

Source: Asssociated Press, Sat February 21, 2009
Dakar, Senegal - Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is launching a new cherry-flavored malaria drug that it says children will be less likely to spit out.

Photos: From London to Timbuktu—in a flying car

Source: CNet, Wed January 14, 2009
London, England, UK - British adventurer and pilot Neil Laughton poses in his Parajet Skycar in London on Tuesday.

A ‘miracle tree’ that could feed sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Christian Science Monitor, Wed September 24, 2008
French Guinea, West Africa - As a child growing up in India, I greeted the appearance of one particular vegetable on my plate with exaggerated distaste: tender seedpods from the moringa tree, locally known as "drumsticks."

Sudan And Chad Sign Peace Agreement

Source: AllAfrica, Wed March 19, 2008
Dakar, Senegal - The Presidents of Chad, Idriss Deby, and of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir, signed a new peace agreement in Dakar on Thursday night, intended to put an end to years of hostilities, fed by each government accusing the other of supporting rebel forces in its territory.

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.

UN campaign to plant billion trees in 2007 hits target seven months early

United Nations - The campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to plant a billion trees worldwide this year has met its goal seven months early after Senegal unveiled a pledge today to plant 20 million trees.

Chimps Use Caves to Beat the Heat, Scientists Find

Source: National Geographic, Tue April 10, 2007
Senegal - The same chimps that were recently found to hunt with sharpened sticks have been seen using caves as "summer homes" in a discovery that has surprised scientists.

Ford Foundation gives $30M for TrustAfrica

Source: Mercury News, Thu June 08, 2006
Dakar, Senegal - The Ford Foundation on Tuesday launched an independent, African-led nonprofit that aims to give Africans greater opportunity to solve the continent's problems themselves.

CHAD-SUDAN: Both sides express readiness to talk as tensions linger

Source: IRIN News.org, Tue January 10, 2006
Dakar, Senegal - Sudan joined Chad on Tuesday in offering to open talks to defuse mounting tension along their joint border, but the two sides still appeared far apart.

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