African Universities Must Take a Critical View of Knowledge and How It’s Made

[The Conversation Africa] Most universities boast “centres” or “institutes” designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there’s more to it than that: when a university establishes a new centre, it is making a statement of intent. It’s …

[The Conversation Africa] Most universities boast "centres" or "institutes" designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there's more to it than that: when a university establishes a new centre, it is making a statement of intent. It's saying that it perceives a need for more work in that area, and that it intends to drive that work.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kids On Social Grants Are Less Likely to Be Obese. They Also Go to School Earlier

[The Conversation Africa] Children whose parents or caregivers receive South Africa’s child support grant are less likely to be overweight or suffer from obesity. They’re also more likely to attend pre-school than those whose households don’t get a grant.

[The Conversation Africa] Children whose parents or caregivers receive South Africa's child support grant are less likely to be overweight or suffer from obesity. They're also more likely to attend pre-school than those whose households don't get a grant.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rice Now Being Smuggled Through Creeks – Customs

[Vanguard] Abeokuta -The Ogun Area Command Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Sani Madugu, said smugglers now use the creeks along the border communities at Idiroko, Ipokia Local Government Area, to smuggle bags of rice and other prohibited products …

[Vanguard] Abeokuta -The Ogun Area Command Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Sani Madugu, said smugglers now use the creeks along the border communities at Idiroko, Ipokia Local Government Area, to smuggle bags of rice and other prohibited products into the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rukwa Residents Cautioned Over Ebola Outbreak

[Daily News] REGIONAL authorities in Rukwa and Katavi regions have allayed fear over the outbreak of Ebola reported in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), insisting that so far there are no reported cases in the country.

[Daily News] REGIONAL authorities in Rukwa and Katavi regions have allayed fear over the outbreak of Ebola reported in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), insisting that so far there are no reported cases in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

NGO Blames Water Pollution in South Sudan On Oil Company

[Deutsche Welle] Drinking water around an oil-producing area in South Sudan is heavily polluted. A German NGO puts the blame on Malaysian oil company Petronas. It has also become a subject of embarrassment for carmaker Daimler.

[Deutsche Welle] Drinking water around an oil-producing area in South Sudan is heavily polluted. A German NGO puts the blame on Malaysian oil company Petronas. It has also become a subject of embarrassment for carmaker Daimler.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Local Aid Workers On the Front Line of Civil War

[IRIN] Juba -Gunshots suddenly crackled as Stephanie and her colleagues went about a routine seed distribution in a small farming community in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State.

[IRIN] Juba -Gunshots suddenly crackled as Stephanie and her colleagues went about a routine seed distribution in a small farming community in South Sudan's Upper Nile State.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan