Monthly Archives: July 2015

Africa’s new anti-malarial drug has showed promising test results.

July 31, 2015 The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, has announced that tests on a potential single-dose cure for malaria have shown encouraging results and are attracting several international interests and funding. The new compound, MMV048, has proved potent and highly successful in curing malaria in its preclinical studies. The ... Read More
 

Obama meets Lucy, attends state dinner in Ethiopian capital

July 31, 2015 And to round out the week that was, we share some more bits you might have missed from President Obama’s visit to the continent. In Addis Ababa, the US president arrived at the African Union headquarters to meet the commission’s chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for discussions on trade and regional security. Also on ... Read More
 

China's superbug vaccine enters clinical trials.

July 31, 2015 According to China’s Third Military Medical University, the People Republic of China is set to celebrate yet another innovative milestone as its first ever superbug vaccine enters the clinical test stage. The vaccine was developed by a scientific team headed by Zou Quanming, director of the National Engineering Research Center for Immunological ... Read More
 

U.N. human rights experts say Canada must address violence against indigenous women.

July 31, 2015 U.N. human rights experts recently urged the Canadian government to address the issue of the increasing violence against indigenous girls and women According to a report released by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2014, Canadian women are disproportionately subject to murders and abduction. While speaking to journalists in Geneva about this, U.N. ... Read More
 

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic emblems unveiled

July 31, 2015 Ahead of the 2020 Summer Games open in Tokyo, hundreds gathered in a downtown Tokyo plaza to witness the official unveiling of the tournament. The officials of the Olympic committee promised to do all in their power to overcome every foreseeable challenge and make the Games a resounding success. Despite the enthusiastic ... Read More
 

Mexico fires coach Miguel Herrera

July 31, 2015 Mexico’s football federation has fired its manager Miguel Herrera for allegedly attacking a reporter at the team’s Gold Cup win. According to the president of the Mexican football federation, Decio de Maria, Miguel Herrera allegedly punched a sports journalist for Mexico’s TV Azteca, Christian Martinoli. “I have rationalised and heard and taken ... Read More
 

Majid Michel, Alex Usifo to star in ‘Royal Mission’.

July 31, 2015 Hi there and welcome to the end of July, settle in now for the news. First up is some behind the scenes footage of Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel who is currently in Nigeria on set for Nollywood movie Royal Mission. Starring  alongside Alex Usifo, Eve Esin, Maureen Okpoko amonst others, this film ... Read More
 

New video alert! Yemi Alade – Duro Timi

July 31, 2015 Hot off her MTV Africa’s award as best female act, Johnny singer Yemi Alade is not resting on her laurels as she’s out and about for the shoot of her hot new track Duro Timi released today. The Effyzzie Music queen Yemi has these visuals off her debut ... Read More
 

New video alert! Da L.E.S ft AKA, Burna Boy – Paid

July 31, 2015 Also on the new music front is Da L.E.S featuring South African rappr AKA and Nigeria’s Burna Boy in this collabo titled Paid. You’ll remember the trio won Best Collaboration for “All Eyes on Me” at the MTV MAMA Awards 2015. It’s no wonder they’re back at is again ... Read More