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Forced migration key issue at desert meeting

Environmental migration will be a key topic when international experts discuss desertification in Algeria next week.


Change in the air: science in the Muslim world

The Islamic world's scientific agency is on a path to reform. Ehsan Masood assesses the obstacles on the road ahead.


Protecting biodiversity 'may clash with pursuit of MDGs'

A UN drive to halve global poverty by 2015 could interfere with simultaneous international efforts to halt the …


Six components for science in poor nations

The UK aid agency's newly appointed chief scientist has outlined his approach to linking science to development policy.


Africa 'needs more world-class research centres'

Delegates at a meeting discussing scientific capacity in Africa have called for more centres of 'research …


Donors pledge long-term support for African science

British and Canadian aid agencies have agreed to join forces to build scientific capacity in Africa.


Development aid 'must boost science in Africa'

Non-governmental organisations have called for development aid for Africa to be directed towards strengthening …


Africa 'should look to the South' for development aid

A co-chair of the UN Millennium Project says African nations should seek development assistance from other …


United States brings science focus to agricultural aid

The United States has launched a strategy to increase the role of science in its agricultural aid programmes for …


Musharraf seeks boost for Muslim science

The president of Pakistan has urged fellow Muslim leaders to increase their science budgets to help reduce poverty …


Arab nations push ahead in science output

The output of scientific papers is rising steadily in the Middle East, with smaller countries making some of the …


Science communication 'needs updated Arabic'

A new report says that a lack of evolution in the Arabic language is acting as a barrier to science communication …


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