Scientists at the University of Arizona have bred a mosquito that is immune to malaria infection. With about half the global population at risk of contracting the disease, and the global malaria-related death toll approaching 1-million people annually, this could save millions of lives.
• Scientists abuzz over mosquito
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced on 1 July that the government had approved a record 70% spend of its total annual budget on poverty and infrastructure development. This is the largest spending on these programmes by any African country.
• SA allocates R500m for black farmers