Penal Reform International (PRI) is an international human rights organisation and is organising a pan-African conference on penal systems in Ouagadougou, on 19-20 September 2002. For three days, around 150 participants including representatives from prison administrations, the judiciary and from the non-governmental sector, supported by international experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UNICEF, and Amnesty International, will gather and discuss the possibility more

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is co-ordinating activities related to the development of a database on African experts and the diaspora, and making it available for access and utilisation by member States, development partners and others.

We would like to thank all of you for the overwhelming response to our call for abstracts for the 3rd MIM Pan-African Conference to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, 18-22 November 2002. The Conference titled "Global Advances in Malaria Research: Developing Evidence-Based Policy and Control" aims to promote the exchange of scientific ideas and will focus on scientific progress and potential in malaria research, with special emphasis given to the linkage between malaria research and its more

The winner of the best short film at the Pan African Film festival has been awarded to Sechaba Morojele for Ubuntu's Wounds, one of the funded projects of The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF). Morojele was already well known in the South African film industry as an actor and writer (Tsaba Tsaba in Going Up and Mr. Mahlatsi in Yizo Yizo and wrote scripts for Kelebone, Soul City, Generations and Isidingo) when he decided to enrol for a two-year degree in directing at the American more

The first continent-wide mental health conference opened on Monday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, attended by more than 150 delegates, Le Soleil newspaper reported.