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Hope Lives in South Africa AIDS Clinic

Source:, Wed December 06, 2006
Elandsdoorn, South Africa - Four women emaciated by AIDS, perilously close to death and abandoned by the state health care system, cling tenaciously to life at a remote clinic where doctors give them one last fighting chance.

Pumpkin power for phone networks in Africa

Source: MSNBC, Wed October 11, 2006
Amsterdam - Palm and pumpkin seed oil could soon be generating electricity to help power mobile phone networks across Africa under a plan to replace fossil fuels with sustainable biofuels made from crops grown by local farmers.

South Africa: Government Calls for Rededication to Women’s Rights

Source: All Africa, Fri August 11, 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa - Government called on all South Africans to rededicate themselves to ensuring that all women enjoy the rights and opportunities of freedom.

AIDS Rates Stabilizing in South Africa

Source: Forbes, Sat July 22, 2006
Africa - The AIDS infection rate among pregnant women in South Africa stayed at about 30 percent last year, according to a government report Friday that said the infection rate was stabilizing.

Pill ‘reverses’ vegetative state

Source: BBC, Wed May 24, 2006
South Africa - A sleeping pill can temporarily revive people in a permanent vegetative state to the point where they can have conversations, a study finds.

Relic of ancient asteroid found

Source: BBC, Thu May 11, 2006
Morokweng crater, South Africa - A large fragment of an asteroid that punched 160km-wide (100 miles) hole in the Earth's surface has been found.

South Africa Wants To Clamp Down On Hunting

Source: Terra Daily, Wed May 03, 2006
De Wildt, South Africa - South Africa on Tuesday proposed a ban on "canned hunting", in which captive animals are killed, as well as hunting with bows, traps and dogs, in an effort to clean up the lucrative business.

African sisters win royalties to ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’

Source: The Globe and Mail, Thu March 23, 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa - Three impoverished South African women, whose father wrote The Lion Sleeps Tonight, have won a six-year battle for royalties in a landmark case that could affect musicians worldwide.

Ancient Taung death mystery solved

Source: Cool Science, Thu January 12, 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa - After more than 80 years of debate and scientific investigation, an eagle was found to have been the killer of the Taung child almost two million years ago, a conference at the University of the Witwatersrand heard on Thursday.

South African Farmers Trade Livestock for Wildlife

Source: ENN, Sat August 13, 2005
Amakhala Game Reserve, South Africa - Squinting into his binoculars, William Fowlds scans a vast, grassy plane where a busy dairy once stood.

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