Hunt for New TB Drugs offers glimmer of hope

A novel approach to discover the first new tuberculosis (TB) combination drug regimen cleared a major hurdle when Phase II clinical trial results found it could kill more than 99 percent of patients’ TB bacteria within two weeks and could be more effective than existing treatments, according to a study published in the Lancet. These [...]

Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Strategy

As announced at the Rio+20 summit, Pakistan has a new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) that will see the creation of a knowledge management system that is based on science, technology and innovation. As reported by SciDev, the knowledge management system will support key economic, environmental and social goals through academic research and foster solution-driven [...]

Islamic Banks and Renewable Energy in MENA

Islamic banking involves activity that is consistent with the principles of sharia law. Sharia prohibits the fixed or floating payment or acceptance of specific interest or fees for loans of money. It is also prohibited to invest in businesses that provide goods or services considered contrary to Islamic principles. Many Islamic banks were formed in [...]

Of Chinese Consulate-General and Media Visa Policy

I have had the opportunity of meeting, at his office, the former Consul-General of China in Lagos, Mr. Guo Kun during his tenure and he was such a warm person to the media. He often displayed some pictures he took with important personalities in Nigeria. In one of the pictures, he was in a warm [...]

Kallenbach Letters – What if Gandhi was gay?

MY DEAR FRIEND, I feel like crying out to you ‘Do come and help me!’ Mrs. Gandhi is again down with her swellings. She has lost all power of resistance. She weeps like a child, is ever angry with me as if I was the party responsible for her swellings. I am over head and [...]

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