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Elephant, Ivory, Congo, Republic of Congo, elephant poacher, Poacher, Wildlife Crime Unit

Major Ivory Trafficker Jailed in Republic of Congo

Northern Congo’s notorious elephant poacher and ivory trafficker Daring Dissaka, 39, has been convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment.

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South Sudan Wildlife Surviving Civil War, but Poaching and Trafficking Threats Increase

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The first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan’s current civil war on the country’s wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, but poaching and commercial wildlife trafficking are increasing, as well as illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a report issued today.

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Malaria, International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research, ICEMR, Infectious Diseases, Guiyun Yan

$9.6 Million Grant Fuels UCI Malaria Control Research in Africa

A University of California, Irvine study on the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

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HIV, Treatment, Prevention, Africa, World Health Organization

Study Finds UN Strategy for Eliminating HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa Is Unfeasible

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Statistical mapping technique shows widely dispersed population could pose challenges for initiative

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Immigration and Crime, Immigration, Families, Refugees, Policy, depotation, Africa, Muslim, Mexico, Mexican border

Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.

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Donation, Medical Equipment, Ophthalmology

Surplus Medical Equipment From UofL Gets a Second Life in Ghana

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UofL donated surplus ophthalmic equipment to Friends Eye Center in Tamale, Ghana, allowing the center to better treat Ghanaian patients and train new physicians.

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International Medicine, Global Health, Africa, African Health, Surgery, WHO

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What to Do About It

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In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequences.

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Law and Public Policy

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Nigeria, Boko Haram, Bombing

U-M Expert Can Comment on Nigerian Military Accidentally Bombing Camp Killing 50

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Malaria, Africa, Anemia, The Gambia, iron supplements

Anemia Protects African Children Against Malaria

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Researchers have found iron deficiency anemia protects children against the blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Africa, and treating anemia with iron supplementation removes this protective effect.

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University of Birmingham, UK, Climate Change, Drought, Zimbabwe, Africa, Dr Anne Van Loon

Birmingham Drought Experts Launch Pilot Project to Work with African Communities on Building Resilience

Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.







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