Absence of Special IP System Resulting in Indigenous Knowledge Exploitation

[Ethiopian Herald] The absence of intellectual property (IP) system that accommodates and delivers patent rights to communities for their Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKSs) has opened doors for theft, misuse and biopiracy.

[Ethiopian Herald] The absence of intellectual property (IP) system that accommodates and delivers patent rights to communities for their Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKSs) has opened doors for theft, misuse and biopiracy.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Soldiers Killed in Somalia Blast

[Al Jazeera] At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said.

[Al Jazeera] At least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a roadside blast targeted a security convoy in southwest Somalia, police said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Is There Lack of Institutions Hampering the Fight Against Corruption?

[OSISA] Despite having a strong legal framework, the fight against corruption in Zambia is still hampered by a lack of compliance, weakened and threatened institutions as well as a lack of confidence in anti-corruption bodies. These observations appear…

[OSISA] Despite having a strong legal framework, the fight against corruption in Zambia is still hampered by a lack of compliance, weakened and threatened institutions as well as a lack of confidence in anti-corruption bodies. These observations appear in a 2017 report published by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Sporadic Violence and Presidential Tussle Put Hard-Won Security At Risk

[IRIN] Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d’Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year, barely a month has gone by without the sound of military gunfire erupting somewhere.

[IRIN] Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year, barely a month has gone by without the sound of military gunfire erupting somewhere.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

1º De Agosto Beat Petro and Win National Handball Championship

[ANGOP] Luanda -The senior women’s handball team of 1º de Agosto showed all their competitive ability and best moment of shape by defeating Petro de Luanda on Saturday (23-18) in the final of the 39th edition of the national championship, played at Cidadela arena, thus retaining the title of the referred competition.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The senior women's handball team of 1º de Agosto showed all their competitive ability and best moment of shape by defeating Petro de Luanda on Saturday (23-18) in the final of the 39th edition of the national championship, played at Cidadela arena, thus retaining the title of the referred competition.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Local Market to Remain One of Priorities for Italian Investors

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan market is one of the most attractive and prosperous in the African continent as a whole, with a motivating competitiveness, reason why Italy will continue prioritizing Angola in its external investments, said Pedro Figueired…

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan market is one of the most attractive and prosperous in the African continent as a whole, with a motivating competitiveness, reason why Italy will continue prioritizing Angola in its external investments, said Pedro Figueiredo, a businessman in Luanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

IEBC Meets Parties Wednesday Over Polling Station Agent Numbers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has called a meeting with political parties on Wednesday in a bid to clarify the number of agents it will allow in each polling centre, during next month’s General Election.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has called a meeting with political parties on Wednesday in a bid to clarify the number of agents it will allow in each polling centre, during next month's General Election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Small Arms Commission Updates President Koroma

[Sierra Leone Government] Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLNCSA) Major General (Rtd) Mohamed Sheku Tarawallie on Thursday 20 July 2017 updated President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on t…

[Sierra Leone Government] Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLNCSA) Major General (Rtd) Mohamed Sheku Tarawallie on Thursday 20 July 2017 updated President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on the successes and achievements of the Commission since its inception in June 2010.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Saving Senegal’s Sons From Vanishing in European Seas

[Al Jazeera] Thiaroye-sur-mer, Senegal – The morning shift begins under a bright, clear sky. At the fishing wharf of Thiaroye-sur-mer, a coastal town of 45,000 people, a handful of pirogues return from a long night at sea. Others slowly drift away from…

[Al Jazeera] Thiaroye-sur-mer, Senegal - The morning shift begins under a bright, clear sky. At the fishing wharf of Thiaroye-sur-mer, a coastal town of 45,000 people, a handful of pirogues return from a long night at sea. Others slowly drift away from the shore.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal