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China and Africa Love-fest: Chicken Little or Nirvana?

The flurry of news about China and Africa is reaching a peak as the November 3-5 Beijing Summit gets underway. There is little doubt that effusive pledges of solidarity and good old cash will be forthcoming in abundance. And it is also patently clear that China has every intention of continuing to ramp up its activities in Africa; look no further than China's official "Africa Policy" released last January.

WHO Virtual Hearing on IP & Innovation in Health

At the last World Health Assembly in May 2006, the WHO member states passed a resolution establishing an intergovernmental working group to "develop a global strategy and plan of action including to provide a framework to enhance research and development into diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries," which will meet for the first time December 4-8 under the leadership of Dr.

WHO Virtual Hearing on IP & Innovation in Health

At the last World Health Assembly in May 2006, the WHO member states passed a resolution establishing an intergovernmental working group to "develop a global strategy and plan of action including to provide a framework to enhance research and development into diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries," which will meet for the first time December 4-8 under the leadership of Dr.

MCC Compact Funding Tops $2.5 Billion With Mali Approval

Last Friday, the MCC Board approved a $461 million compact to Mali, half of which funds an irrigation project in the Alatona region. The remaining funds go toward rehabilitating the aiport, with an asociated industrial park.
With the approval of Mali, the Board has now approved ten compacts totaling over $2.5 billion. El Salvador's estimatd $460 million compact is expected to be approved at the November 8th Board meeting.

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