Cannabis drug filed for approval

Cannabis drug filed for approval — BBC News

The first cannabis-based medication for MS has been filed for approval by British regulators.

GW Pharmaceuticals’ Sativex, an under-the-tongue spray, can now be given on a named-patient basis. But the company is applying to regulators across Europe for a licence to make it more widely available. read more

African Development: Ethiopia to recruit 600 Nigerian Professors

Ethiopia to recruit 600 Nigerian Profs

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

ADDIS ABABA—ETHIOPIA has asked the Nigerian government to allow it engage the services of 600 professors, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Olusegun Akinsanya has said. Akinsanya told newsmen yesterday in Addis Ababa that the Ethiopian government wanted to recruit the professors to teach in the 12 new universities established in the country. read more

Parables From Africa: The Lion King – By Smith Bam

The Lion King

Tap into the genius in you

By Smith Bam

There was once a farmer who lived in this village and also was a herder of sheep. One day, he took his sheep out to pasture, and while they were grazing, he suddenly heard a strange noise coming from a patch of grass, which first sounded like a kitten. Led by his curiosity, the old shepherd went to see what was the source of this insistent sound, and to his surprise, he found a lone shivering lion cub, obviously separated from his family. read more

The African Land of Spain (African Foundation Of Modern Spain II) – By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu

The African Land of Spain

By Ogu-Eji-Ofo-Annu

According to the British Encyclopedia:

“Spain is shaped like a gigantic bull’s hide stretching in the sun between Europe and Africa. Spain’s large area of 195,379 square miles (506,030 square kilometers) covers about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula. In Western Europe, only France is larger. At its widest Spain stretches some 635 miles (1,022 kilometers) from east to west. From north to south the country is about 550 miles (885 kilometers) long.” read more

African Horus: The Impact of Marcus Garvey — By Dr John Henrik Clarke

Impact of Marcus Garvey

By Dr. John Henrik Clarke

When Marcus Garvey died in 1940 the role of the British Empire was already being challenged by India and the rising expectations of her African colonies. Marcus Garvey’s avocation of African redemption and the restoration of the African state’s sovereign political entity in world affairs was still a dream without fulfillment. read more

They Can’t Kill Rasta Now — Mark Wignall

They can’t kill Rasta now

By Mark Wignall

I was attending KC for a little over three months when the JLP government – led by its neo-colonialist, paternalistic, dictator of a prime minister, Alexander Bustamante – unleashed the full weight of the Jamaican security forces on Rasta in Coral Gardens, on the outskirts of Montego Bay. That was on Good Friday, April 12, 1963, and the national infamy became etched in our history books as the Coral Gardens incident. read more

Africa and Western “Mis-benevolence” — Andrew Young criticises donation to Africa

HIV/AIDS: Young criticises donation to Africa

By Constance Ikokwu in Abuja,
Friday, July 21, 2006

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Andrew Young, yesterday criticised the $15 billion spent by donor countries to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, saying the hefty sum would have been more beneficial to the continent if it was channeled to agriculture, healthcare, water and electricity. read more

Mapungubwe: History of Africa Denied

Mapungubwe History of Africa Denied

For Centuries the rich History of South Africa dating back about 2000 years was hidden from its people. The fact that Bantu speaking peoples of the region had a highly civilized existence hundreds of years before the first Europeans arrived was simply too much for the oppressive government of the day to bear. read more

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