Aeras, GSK deal to Advance TB Vaccine research

War against tuberculosis has gone a notch higher following an agreement between Aeras and GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, S.A. (GSK) to provide resources to run a multi-center proof of concept clinical trial to test a vaccine candidate in healthy adults between 18 and 50 years of age in Kenya, South Africa and India beginning next year pending [...]

Questions about lack of democracy, freedom of speech and corruption mar Ugandan’s Golden Independence Jubilee

Thousands of Ugandans filled the Independence Ground at Kololo Airstrip just outside Kampala to mark the country’s Golden Independence Jubilee Anniversary. Uganda is celebrating 50 of Independence from British colonial rule which took stretched from 1894 to 1962. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has made history himself by leading the country half of that time, [...]

Kenya’s Professionals call for a supreme natural resource law

The Association of Professionals in East Africa, the Kenyan Chapter has initiated a plan aimed at developing an umbrella law to guide the management of natural resources. According to Dr Daniel Ichangi, the Chairman of APSEA said the recent discoveries of oil, coal, titanium and other minerals necessitate the need to have an overriding law. [...]

Africans innovators called to participate in Project Incubator Award

African innovators have another chance to walk away with USD15,000 cash prize in a project incubator award 2012 launched Monday by the EMRC and the Rabobank Foundation of Netherlands. The finalists will be selected and invited to present their business projects to an audience of 400 professionals, composed of interested partners and investors from Africa, [...]

Tanzania: Miners plead for time to make positive contribution

Small miners in Tanzania have called for the government to give them enough space so that they can make positive contribution in the nation’s economy. This call was part of the deliberations made after a three days capacity building for small miners that was organized by three NGOs namely Policy Forum, HakiMadini and Interfaith Standing [...]

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