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Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

Added: 16.02.2019 1:23 | 4 views | 0 comments

How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?

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Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa

Added: 15.02.2019 22:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.

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Caster Semenya: South African government calls on world to fight against IAAF rule

Added: 15.02.2019 21:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

South African Caster Semenya has been "targeted" by athletics' governing body, the IAAF, according to her country's sports minister

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Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

Added: 15.02.2019 21:20 | 21 views | 0 comments

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes.

Tags: Africa, Genes
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Racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar energy in the United States, study finds

Added: 15.02.2019 17:59 | 5 views | 0 comments

Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership, according to a new study.

From: feeds.sciencedaily.com

Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation

Added: 15.02.2019 17:50 | 4 views | 0 comments

The gene that causes lighter skin pigmentation, SLC24A5, was introduced from eastern African to southern African populations just 2,000 years ago. Strong positive selection caused this gene to rise in frequency among some KhoeSan populations.

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Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR

Added: 15.02.2019 17:19 | 4 views | 0 comments

A virus that inserts itself into the genome of a type of banana plagues plantations in Africa, but CRISPR gene editing can be used to eliminate the viral DNA

Tags: Africa, DNA
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Nigeria bolsters security on eve of presidential election

Added: 15.02.2019 16:36 | 11 views | 0 comments

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa's largest democracy where past ballots have been marred by violence, voter intimidation and vote rigging.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Ex-Mozambique finance minister denied bail in South Africa

Added: 15.02.2019 15:53 | 8 views | 0 comments

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was denied bail by a South African court on Friday, meaning he will remain in custody for now pending an extradition hearing over charges relating to $2 billion in fraudulent loans.

From: feeds.reuters.com

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